Astuta

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Enabling Tech Entrepreneurs

 

We partner with the most talented tech entrepreneurs investing time, expert resources and money to build and grow sustainable and valuable technology companies at all stages from initial concept through to high speed growth and exit.


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Our portfolio


We co-work with founders driven by entrepreneurial vision. We know from experience what it takes to build sustainable and valuable internet companies.


ITLab

IT Lab is an award winning Managed Services and Cloud Solution provider with more than 170 staff based in London, Woking, Birmingham and Cape Town.

IT Managed Services
Anomaly42

Anomaly42 is a universal and unifying data-as-a-service platform designed to create the Smart Data Enterprise, simplifying and transforming Big Data into Smart Data.

Big Data
Semblent

Semblent offers easy-to-use predictive analytics products and big data visualisation solutions that meet the specific needs of different users and skill levels from beginners to experienced analysts.

Big Data

Our team

Astuta’s management team brings years of experience in key areas, not least of which is hard-won experience starting technology businesses from scratch and building to multi- million pound exits.

Howard Sears
Howard Sears

Howard Sears

Founder and CEO of Astuta, Howard is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully built and sold several software companies. Howard works across the Astuta portfolio from start-ups to established +£200m companies.

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Sebastian Gray
Sebastian Gray

Sebastian Gray

Founder of Big Ideas Group, Sebastian has a reputation as a highly capable digital entrepreneur. Sebastian has interests in a number of ventures and provides unparallelled experience in start-up, managed services & digital marketing.

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Tim Goodman
Tim Goodman

Tim Goodman

A corporate lawyer with 25 years’ experience, Tim has enormous transactional experience and oversees the legal aspects of Astuta’s deals and corporate advisory services.

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David Priseman
David Priseman

David Priseman

With over 30 years’ experience in consulting, corporate and investment banking and private equity, David provides financial and deal-making support to the Astuta portfolio.

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An Omni-Channel Pioneer Explains His Methods

By Peter High Omni-channel retailing refers to the development of a seamless approach to the consumer experience through all available shopping channels, such as brick-and-mortar stores, smartphones, tablet computers, personal computers, direct mail, catalog, and the like. There are a lot of retailers who have made an attempt to establish the Omni-channel opportunity. Most have […]

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BoE figures show mortgage approvals down

These figures lay bare the gulf between the banks’ rhetoric and the reality. They confirm that bank lending to business continues to fall at an alarming rate.

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Research

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The Social Discipline Advantage

Almost every organisation has suffered from the adverse effects of broken promises and poor group motivation. Symptoms of poor employee engagement, these issues are driven by deep-rooted psychological factors and can be extremely difficult to manage. Moreover, they can have a significant detrimental impact on long-term performance. Offering a long-overdue solution, the arrival of social […]

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