Meet the Team
Erika is a Research Officer in The Inclusion Initiative at LSE where she is also a PhD candidate. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at KCL and Sky News’ resident parenting expert. Erika's expertise is in the edtech sector where she is recognised as a multi-award winning entrepreneur. Erika serves on the board of the APPG for Entrepreneurship and The Good Play Guide.
Tom is a technology entrepreneur. He founded Metail, an apparel technology scale-up acquired by apparel manufacturer TAL Group. Tom currently serves on a number of boards including Verco, ‘Do-Nation’ and MeWe360 and was the inspiration behind the British government’s Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
Patricia as an investor, donor and mentor. She advises companies on responsible investment strategies and helps social enterprises attract private capital. Patricia also sits or has sat on the board of multiple bodies aimed at solving the underrepresentation of minorities and females including Women in Social Finance and the Black Cultural Archives.
Kekeli is a strategy & management consultant with professional experience in the financial services, HR and technology industries.
Head of Marketing & Business Development
Abi served as Tech Nation's Early Stage Scaling Expert. She supported founders from pre-seed to pre-series A and spearheaded the Libra 6-month program, designed to help early-stage underrepresented founders in the UK access capital, commercial opportunities, and networks. Before her role at Tech Nation, she co-founded Community Growth Ventures, an angel investment firm supporting minority founders.
Tosin is an investor relations professional and a former journalist with Reuters and The Times. She holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA from London Business School.
Rahmon is an entrepreneur and international speaker. Whilst at Warwick University he co-founded a music streaming startup that raised $2 million in seed funding. Rahmon also sits on the advisory board of One Tech and has extensive knowledge in Edtech and Media.
Maatin is a data and strategy consultant who regularly advises new startups. He's also founded Staircase, a prop-tech startup democratising the housing for Millenials.
Saka is a marketing leader, VC scout & tech investor. His expertise spans product innovation, marketing, sales, and strategic partnerships. Saka is passionate about Fintech, Technology, Venture Capital, Culture and Conversation. He is a Venture Scout at Backed VC, a €50m community-driven seed-stage VC fund, based in London
David is a Data Scientist. Proficient in Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL), Structured Query Language (SQL), data visualizations with Tableau, and Python for data analysis and building machine learning models. He received an MSc in Data Analytics from the University of Portsmouth along with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Landmark University.
Peter-Vaughan holds a BSC in Management Studies, emphasis in Marketing. A Data scientist with compelling interests in Fintech and marketing data. He currently holds the role of data consultant at Extend Ventures.
Samuel is a data engineer who has honed his skills through years of remote work experience. He has experience as a front-end engineer. His combined experience in data engineering and software engineering makes him a well-rounded professional who can tackle a wide range of technical challenges.