Peter Baumann, CEO, Active Navigation

David Cocks, CEO & Co-Founder, CloudTrade

“ScaleUp Group™ is 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 likely to be extremely valuable.”

Matthew Elson, Chief Executive, SHE Software

“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.”

Frank Reeves, CEO & Co-Founder, Avvio Ltd.

“I have been working with the ScaleUp Group™ Chairman John O’Connell since March of 2014 when  he became Chairman at Avvio. Since then he has helped guide the board in the transition from being primarily a localised software business to firstly a British and Irish one and now one with great international potential, significantly underpinned by the strengthening of the management team inc. the appointment of a new Sales Director and other management. His colleagues Sean Finnan and Paul Young have contributed specifically in terms of management coaching and organisation of our product development team.”

Richard Moore, Head of New Investments, Calculus Capital

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“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.”

Richard Jeffery, Group CEO & Co-Founder, ActiveOps

“‘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 – 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.”