Current Industry

Climate / Environment

Date Joined

May 16, 2021

Referred By

Penny Penati


8 years of experience across AI, SaaS, and tech more generally.

I started my career in Telefonica's graduate scheme, focusing on innovation strategy across our markets. My last few years have been spent nurturing my passion for scaling companies within corporate venture and in startup accelerators like Wayra and the GCHQ Accelerator. Most recently, I set up Tech Nation's Applied AI programme with the UK Government's Office for Artificial Intelligence, through which 61 AI startups have now graduated. An Ambassador for One Young World, I'm particularly driven by applications of tech-for-good.

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CoS Start Date

Apr 26, 2021

Current Industry

Climate / Environment

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Previous Experience

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I have a broad base of learning and a network from my time in tech/SaaS/AI more generally, which I'd happily share. I've worked with over 300+ startups during my time across a number of accelerators. I'd be delighted to share my practical learning (and mistakes) as I progress in the CoS role. I'm inquisitive and I wouldn't be passive; I'd be keen to use this network proactively to raise questions, learn from others, and table points for discussion. I have my own experience running peer-to-peer networks to lean upon here too.


I've been running peer-to-peer networks for AI founders/operators for a number of years now, so I know first-hand just how much they can be valuable. This is my first time in a CoS role, so I'm keen to learn from others, contribute, and share my learning (and likely my mistakes!). Specifically, I'm keen to hear how others have approached the role, carved out clear lines of responsibility, and how they balance many, multi-faceted aspects to the day-to-day work.



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