Join us for an informal chat over coffee and cake where we will be welcoming David Fogel from Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV). ADV are an investment platform, striving to provide capital and coaching to entrepreneurs and corporates. As a limited entity backed by the likes of Legal and General, they invest in pre-seed and accelerators, as well as directly investing in entrepreneurs agnostic of stage. With an initial fund of £150M, they plan to co-invest throughout the lifecycle of their investments, whilst also using their vast network to help accelerate the growth of their portfolio. Their founding team all have operational experience from founding technological pioneers such as Plusnet, Easynet and Brightpearl. And by being located all over the UK, they’re uniquely positioned to help rebalance the spread of capital across the country.
As a co-founder and investment lead in ADV, David has a large amount of experience of the European startup scene. For over 2 years, he was the Deputy Director for Wayra, Telefonica’s startup accelerator. Prior to that, he worked in mergers, acquisitions and innovation strategy, leading projects across the world for start-ups, technology and media companies. Having served as a mentor in 5 accelerators in 3 different continents, he has worked with more than 350 start-ups to help them develop their ideas and products into full
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