Investor relations is of utmost importance to every startup, and at NOTWICS, we use our strong ties to the leading players in the private and public technology community to provide our clients with all the knowledge, strategic consulting advice, and feedback they need to target top-of-the-range investors.
Chris has over 25 years of experience working with Investor Relations professionals at leading public and private tech companies. By focusing his IR and consultancy expertise on scale-up companies and VCs, he helps our clients find investors and startups that meet their needs.Learn how we can catapult your business forward
NOTWICS facilitates introductions between startups, investors, and the big players in the tech industry. We maintain an extensive network of VCs, angel investors, and strategic partners. Community building is one of our foremost objectives, and as a result, our community grows stronger, constantly thriving due to the collaborative effort of all parties involved.
In addition to getting introduced to an array of prospective investors and smart opportunities, startup founders and investors also stand to benefit from the expertise and experience available in the NOTWICS community.See how We can build your brand
Content creation and brand building are some of our strongest points. We will profile your brand, provide great content, and help you reach leading tech investors and practitioners. Over the years, Chris has written countless briefs and blog posts for recognized technology companies, and he brings his personal touch to brands that work with us at NOTWICS.
Using NOTWICS’ far-reaching influence in the technology community, we can help your brand become a household name and gain traction with the right audience in the tech space.We're full of ideas
Being a great Executive in Residence requires having a listening ear, being readily available to counsel our clients, and leveraging our network to create solutions for them. At NOTWICS, we offer all of these and more.
Chris has been faced with many challenges during the course of his 25+ years in the technology and financial services industries, and when he works in-house with founders and investors alike, he offers insightful perspective and proffers unique solutions to the problems they face on a day-to-day basis.Who loves us?
Anthony has a multicultural background, with his family roots in the UK, but having lived in Mumbai, Brussels, Hong Kong and NYC.
He was drawn into the travel industry and pursued several startups himself, starting at the age of 19, while completing his bachelor degree from New York University.
Anthony has always been drawn to the investment side of the startup equation and started his Angel investing efforts by helping friends get their projects off the ground.
From there Anthony became a Business Angel Investor primarily in travel technology and now invests across several industries.
Anthony is also currently pursuing his Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) level I.
Born and raised in Sydney and now calling London home, James has over 8 years of experience in sales, business development, financial markets, investments and technology.
James started his career in finance, before enjoying a 4.5-year stint running the sales and business development team at Australia’s leading private investment platform, Wholesale Investor. In 2017, James moved to the UK to establish the regional office for a Kiwi SaaS company and has since worked in various roles in the technology sector.
He is passionate about early-stage companies, having made numerous investments across various sectors, as an Angel investor. Outside of work, he enjoys playing and watching all sport (particularly rugby, football, cricket and golf), keeping fit and enjoying London's food and drink scene.
James holds a Bachelor of Economics (Property) and a Master of Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.
The NOTWICS consultancy was established in February 2017 & has advised a number of leading, fast-growing start-ups on their Investor Relations activities. All these founders have either met or beaten their objectives in terms of funding & cumulatively, NOTWICS has helped grow some of the best young Technology companies in the UK. The second area of the consultancy, campaign-based initiatives, have also grown, reflecting the business philosophy of focusing exactly what a founder needs, at that time. In the last two years, NOTWICS has worked as an in-house advisor to 10 scale-ups and a VC.
Notwics has been of a great support to our business. Chris tremendously accelerated our fundraise process. We’ve been oversubscribed for our SEIS round within less than 2 months. Chris has a great mind and a big soul, he is very supportive to founders. The collaboration with Notwics has been transparent and very productive. We look forward to the future collaboration with Chris and his team.Alena Golden BattleMe
Partnering with NOTWICS was a great move; we closed our round faster than expected with the support and advice we receives. Chris offers a much more personal and effective service than what I’ve experienced elsewhere. No nonsense, no messing about – we got straight to the point and very quickly had a small number of high quality conversations, which delivered.Tom Davenport Talentpool
Chris helped us raise funding, making introductions to Angel investors and VC’s. The process was fast and the meetings were highly qualified. If we raise money again, the first person I’ll call will be Chris.Gary Danks Machine Advertising
Super impressed with Chris and his knowledge of the ecosystem. He has genuine access to a wide network of Angels and VC’s. Many of which trust him to be their filter. There are a lot of charlatans out there offering Investor Relations for a slice, but I’m very happy to say that my experience has been nothing but positive with NOTWICS so farGlen Dormieux Playrcart
Within just 6 weeks of presenting at NOTWICS 16, SafeToNet raised over £500k from 15 investors. It was a game-changing moment for our Company. We cannot recommend NOTWICS more highly.Richard Pursey SafeToNet
Mornings are so much better once I’ve read NOTWICS, tech round up and entertaining “thought for the day”. Chris’s indomitable support for young companies is unparalleled.Martina King Featurespace
Chris has helped open the doors of many leading, established VC’s & High Net Worth in London & Scandinavia, who invest in FINTECH or CREDIT. He also networked us strongly into the LONDON FINTECH scene very effectively enabling us to meet & get close to LENDINVEST, REVOLUT & others.Per Elvebakk JAJA Finance
Working with Chris at NOTWICS has been a thoroughly rewarding experience. Chris is one of the best connected people in the start-up/scale-up scene. Having him in your corner makes a real difference.Alasdair Pettigrew BOXARR
Chris is kind of a big deal. He’s too humble to say that, but it’s true. I’ve enjoyed working alongside him since day 1 and he’s quickly become an invaluable member of the team. Worth his weight in term sheets.Prask Sutton Wi-5
We have enjoyed working with Chris and the team at NOTWICS very much. He’s a great guy, bags of energy, relentless work ethic, and comes highly recommended. NOTWICS does exactly what it says on the tin – thank you for the positive impact you have had on our business.Richard Teideman BCD Offshore
NOTWICS 24 – Great to see you and indeed a fun night. Did I mention that your start-up events are very different from all the others which are only full of men of average age over 60?An angel investor attending the NOTWICS pitch event in London
Just wanted to say thanks for tonight. I thought the event was brilliant – super well run and really nice and engaged attendees. Nice venue too. One of the better “investing/pitching/start up” events I have been to, plus yesterday’s PREP session was genuinely really helpful and very nice to meet some friendly faces (the other start ups) before the fire.Georgia Stewart Founder
Legend – thanks, Chris. Really appreciate you sending deals my way – they are great qualityAnonymous London based Seed VC
I was tiring of the whole advisory space for start-ups. Then along came Chris & Cam at NOTWICS – who are like a breath of fresh air. Knowledgeable, helpful, experienced and very well connected to the leading players in this space. A cut above the restStefan Chmelik Founder / CEO @ Bioself
NOTWICS understand what VCs are looking for and have astute observations to make about both industry events and early stage businesses. The NOTWICS connections in industry are wide-reaching, and through the update emails they report accurately and unbiasedly on a far larger number of events than an individual VC could reasonably attend. This means that, with their help, we have insight into events we couldn’t attend and are able to maintain a more complete high-level view of the London(/European) VC market.Seb Wallace Triple Point
What I like is the flexibility; the way in which NOTWICS personally get to know the Angels and push to them opportunities that you know might interest them. Certainly, this is part of the “qualified Deal-Flow” but somehow goes beyond.Chris Broad Angel Investor (Ex Apple C-Suite)
The daily Notwics newsletter provides me with an incredibly useful way to pick up on key stories and tech matters during the day. In my role as Founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates, I need to be up to speed on a myriad of topics and issues, and Notwics is one of my daily platforms to ensure I am fully informed. It’s concise, clear and carries a bit of Chris’ perspective and edge to what matters.Russ Shaw Founder of Tech London Advocates
It was an absolute pleasure working with NOTWICS. The pitch event was extremely professional and resulted in multiple individuals investing in our seed round. It was a real breathe of fresh air to work with Chris whose approach to fundraising is second to none. I highly recommend his service to anyone looking to raise investmentIan Dibb CEO & Founder Once I've Gone
“NOTWICS is that rare breed: an investor introductory service that not only actually introduces you to genuine investors, but stays committed to the start-ups he/it* has backed and sees the process through to the end. The events are great, too! Highly recommended!”James Flint CEO, Hospify
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We are skilled at organizing successful and impactful events. NOTWICS has headlined thematic seminars, technology field trips, and various other events. At all our events, the brands that work with us, be it a scale-up company or an investment fund, enjoy ample publicity and positive brand exposure.
2nd December 2019
Location: COME HANG OUT WITH US & THE KOALA's - Meetings will take place in locations across Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane (as organised by ACS)view
27th November 2019
Location: The offices of Simons, Muirhead & Burtonview