Our Team


Directors


Tony De Nazareth - Director
(Director)

Tony is the founder and CEO of Crowd for Angels and has four decades of experience in financial services.

Having worked as an investment banking executive in London, Luxembourg, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands, Tony joined the Arab International Trust Company Ltd, where he helped to establish their financing and venture capital business. In 1999 he founded EC Capital, an independent corporate finance company specialising in the smaller quoted sector throughout Europe, and continues to be a director. He is also a director of social networking provider NinetyTen.

Tony has considerable experience of convertible loans, private investment in public entities (PIPEs) and corporate finance. He is the developer of financing instruments termed the ‘Headstart Committed Share Finance Facility’ and the ‘Headstart Convertible Loan Facility’ for Headstart Funds. Tony completed his Westminster Business School MBA in 1994, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.  

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Danesh Varma - Director
(Director)

Danesh Varma is a highly accomplished and experienced global business leader, having held a number of senior finance and Board positions over the past four decades. His experience covers the banking, corporate finance and accounting fields.

Danesh has been extensively involved in the junior mining sector and has sat on the board of numerous mining companies as Finance Director / Chief Finance Officer. He has been intimately involved in raising capital for junior mining companies based around the world and listing them in Toronto and London. His previous directorships include Aureus Mining., Canadian Zinc Corporation, Feronia Inc. and Ovoca Gold. He currently serves as Chief Finance Officer for Anglesey Mining plc, Xtierra Inc., Conquest Resources Ltd. and Minco plc. He is also is on the Board of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd in Canada and Iron AB.

In the financial sector, Danesh currently runs Global Preservation Strategies Ltd., an asset management firm based in the City of London that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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The Team


Richard Gill - Compliance Officer
(Compliance Officer)

Richard graduated from King’s College London in 2006. He began his career in the City of London shortly after, working as a smaller companies analyst for a specialist research business which is now owned by entrepreneur Jim Mellon. Richard achieved the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification in 2012 and he is qualified to advise retail clients under the Retail Distribution Review.

Richard joined Crowd for Angels as Compliance Officer in 2015 and in 2016 co-founded Align Research, a specialist small cap research firm, where he is Head of Research.

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Andrew Adcock - Chief Marketing Officer
(Chief Marketing Officer)

Andrew graduated from University of Westminster and is the Chief Marketing Officer at Crowd for Angels, where he looks after the day-to-day marketing operations. He often attends and speaks at events on Crowdfunding, Alternative Finance and Investment.

Previously, he worked at NinetyTen, a web application developer and provider of Private Social Networks, whose clients included Nokia, Channel 4 and Shop Direct. He takes a keen interest in investing, app development & all things tech.

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Kenrick De Nazareth - Financial Officer
(Financial Officer)

Kenrick is the Finance and Administration Officer at Crowd for Angels and holds a BA Honours degree in Business Management and Finance from University of Westminster. Kenrick was an intern at Ninetyten Limited. He interned at E.C. Capital analysing investments and subsequently become the assistant accountant at the company.

Kenrick is a keen chess player having been a member of the England youth squad and enjoys computer games.

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Anabel Castillo
(Financial Analyst)

Anabel graduated from the Pontifical University of Ecuador with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Auditory CPA. Currently, she is studying for her MSc Business with Financial Management at Northumbria University London. Anabel has previous experience in national and international companies in Ecuador in the areas of accounting, treasury and finance. She is keen to interact with internal and external stakeholders, combining her interest in alternative finance, languages and cultures.

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Jineshwar Kochar
(Crypto Analyst)

Jineshwar is a Crypto Analyst at Crowd For Angels (UK) Ltd. He analyses and researches upcoming projects in the FinTech sector with a focus on blockchain and crypto assets. A regular attendee at various industry meet ups and conferences, he is intrigued at how blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionise the world economy.

Previously, Jineshwar was a Fintech analyst at Cicero Consulting which has served clients including the Bank of England, HSBC, Barclays and the FCA. He has also interned at BNP Paribas Asset Management and holds an MSc Investment and Finance degree (Distinction) from Queen Mary University of London

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Advisors


Dr John Collins - Advisor
(Technology Advisor)

John is the Commercial Director of a UK National Centre for commercialising new technologies based at Imperial College London. For several years John ran the UK's 'Emerging Technologies and Industries' programme and was tasked with taking new, disruptive technologies and promoting them to Government for supporting the industries of tomorrow. John owns Innovation Foundry Ltd.

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Professor Wilson Ng - Advisor
(Investment Advisor)

Professor Wilson Ng, PhD, MBA, MA, CDipAF, FHEA is Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Studies at the University of Roehampton, London He is a former City investment banker who read Mathematics at Trinity College Cambridge on an open scholarship. He completed a doctorate in Management Studies (entrepreneurial family firms) at the Judge Business School.

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Ismail Malik - Marketing Advisor
(ICO Marketing Advisor)

Ismail an ICO Strategist, Founder of ICOCrowd and Blockchain Labs has over 20 years experience in Technology related startups and entrepreneurship covering Asset Management, Cryptocurrencies, Mobile Payments in the City of London and Emerging Markets working with leading firms such as Vodafone, Cellnet and News International. Ismail was the founder of the world's first Blockchain Lab and first 'DLT' company within Level 39 in Canary Wharf (world's largest Fintech accelerator).

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Henry Watkinson - Advisor
(Institutional Advisor)

Henry's career began at Bankers Trust in London working on the Fixed Income trading desk. Henry is a Director at Headstart Advisers Ltd. Prior to joining Headstart in 2002, Henry worked for Credit Suisse Asset Management in Sydney specialising in Futures and Fixed Income, having previously supported the top performing Fund Manager at Morgan Stanley. Before this, Henry worked at ANZ Emerging Market Fund Management (later renamed Ashmore).

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Ken Tachibana - Advisor
(Marketing Advisor, Asia)

Ken's professional passion is brainstorming and integrating impactful ideas on FutureSmartTech, top 1% talents, high performance and creative organizations, and strategic and innovative financing accessing integrated capital markets, i.e., Public/ICO/Venture Funding through Blockchain Infrastructures. Thus, creating an integrated centralized legacy structures with decentralized new generational structures.

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Ken Tachibana - Advisor
(Blockchain & Strategic Advisor)

Theo is an information security (with specialization in cryptography) and data analytics expert. He has a BSc and MSc in Mathematics from University of Cambridge and a MRes and PhD in Cryptography from University College London. He has experience applying analytics in several domain applications such as fraud detection purposes and device fingerprinting. He has worked in research projects funded by UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and UK CDE.

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Dr Stylianos Kempakis - Statistics & Data Scientist
(Statistics & Data Scientist)

Dr. Stylianos (Stelios) Kampakis is an expert data scientist, member of the Royal Statistical Society statistician, honorary research fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and startup consultant living and working in London. A natural polymath, with degrees in Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Economics and a PhD in Computer Science he loves using his broad skillset to solve difficult problems - http://www.skampakis.com/

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Risk Warning

Investing in small public listed or private companies involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Investing in debt pitches through Crowd for Angels (UK) Limited involves lending to companies and therefore your capital is at risk and interest payments are not guaranteed if the borrower defaults. Crowd for Angels is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own Investment Decisions. You will only be able to invest via Crowd for Angels once you are authorised. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.

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