“ScaleUp Group was guiding us in the fund-raising process by setting up meetings with only relevant interested parties, after helped stimulate our thinking to have greater ambitions for our AI driven e-invoicing SaaS business. We are now working together on other management related matters, where ScaleUp’s experience and contact base is extremely valuable.

Since that fundraise in 2018 our business has now been acquired, returning a successful premium for all SUG investors”

David Cocks

CEO & Co-Founder, CloudTrade

“I have been working for some time with John O’Connell and Sean Finnan. Their experience in the software and services sectors ranging from early stage to very large corporates together with their accomplished management skills and empathy with entrepreneur founders are quite rare for earlier stage companies to have the benefit of. This has been a material factor in the excellent progress made to date.”

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Richard Moore

Head of New Investments, Calculus Capital

“The ScaleUp Group CEO Forum has provided me with a unique opportunity to confidently share & discuss key business issues with my peers plus on a specific issue .. after identifying the need for senior product management, I was able to discuss with SUG Members having direct & highly relevant experience – providing invaluable guidance for this key hire for our growth ambitions.”

Peter Baumann

CEO, ActiveNav

“By only having me meet well qualified prospective backers, ScaleUp Group has helped us navigate the venture capital world to fuel expansion plans for our SaaS based Health and Safety business. Three out of four of the prospective backers approached made acceptable offers as a result. ScaleUp have supplied my interim CFO, and they are now helping me to build our first board of directors.”

Matthew Elson

Chief Executive, Evotix

“John O’Connell as our Chairman for approximately 4 years, supported by his colleague Sean Finnan, has materially helped me and my fellow board colleagues in our transformation from a service led Back Office Optimisation Solutions provider to a high growth cloud based global SaaS business, leading to our IPO in 2021 – including initiating the introduction of our Global Sales Director as well as encouraging my relocation to the USA as a part of our global expansion.”

Richard Jeffery

Group CEO & Co-Founder, ActiveOps

“The ScaleUp Group CEO Forum is a fabulous initiative allowing unfettered discussion on our key issues – superbly facilitated by ScaleUp Group. I have gained priceless leadership insights from the deep confidential discussions with my peers simply not available in any other forum or reports.”

David Griffiths

CEO, Fiscal Technologies
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