Venture 9 advises on expansion of Convert.com

We recently advised the CEO, Dennis van der Heijden of Convert on the strategy and expansion of the company, having reached a revenue milestone since the company was incorporated 8 years ago. Convert is a tech company with a geographically spread international team that specialise in provision of A/B testing and personalisation for the global brands such […]

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Venture 9 advises on the MBO of Ixis
Mike Carter and Chris Haslam of Ixis IT

For the last several months, I have been working with the founders of Ixis IT, the leading software house in the UK for open source software, Drupal on their Management Buy Out (MBO). Ixis IT was founded in Aug 2004 by Mike Carter and Chris Haslam on an equal shareholding leveraging their individual core competencies. In […]

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Team Member: Manoj Ranaweera

Who am I and what I have done? My name is Manoj Ranaweera and I founded Venture 9 to formalise the help I provide to many tech entrepreneurs and businesses. My work experience is split into two parts, as an employee of multinationals from 1992 to 2003, and as a tech entrepreneur since 2004. With […]

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Service Offering: M&A and Investments

I first met ex-CEO of CashTech (after his company was acquired by FundTech) on a flying visit to meet me near Manchester Airport in 2017, which resulted in FundTech acquiring Accountis for £5.8 million in cash. Whilst my role was limited, this was the first M&A where I had a part to play, especially where […]

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Service Offering: Interim Chief Partnerships Officer and Integrations
power of partnerships

Since beginning of my career in 1992, I have been building partnerships of one kind or another. In mid ’90s, as an employee of two large global engineering consultancies, I built partnerships with consortia to go after large infrastructure contracts (e.g. winning the 30 year concession to build and operate Croydon Tramlink). Since becoming a […]

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Service offering: Productising your technologies, projects and services
productisation

I’ve turned ideas into products, platforms and commercialised them through companies for over 10 years. I’ve also helped a larger company turned an internal technology project into a Platform and eventually a new technology company. I’ve already started discussing with a number of companies in repeating the same, and would like to highlight a number potential […]

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Service offering: Interim Chief Strategy Officer #CSO
strategy

Business is hard. It’s especially harder during the initial years when no one has heard of you. Through sheer gut and perseverance, those who continue beyond the initial years, start to grow slowly until you reach a pivotal point when you start to achieve significant revenue growth. I have seen this first hand with a number […]

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Partnering with GP Bullhound to help Venture 9 Clients go global

Since getting to know Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound in early 2013 (thanks to Garry Partington of Apadmi for the introduction), which resulted in the acquisition of highly successful Northern Tech Awards on 1st August 2013, GP Bullhound has continued to grow its market share within the technology sector, especially in the North of England. Who […]

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