Meetup – Tuesday 17th February 2015
This month Lean Startup Yorkshire welcomes Tim Langley, CEO of CANDDi as both a speaker and new sponsor of our community. CANDDi is an analytics and lead generation platform used by many growing businesses and we’re going to be giving away subscriptions over the coming months. Tim is here to share his experience of financing startups. CANDDi is his third business and he has an interesting set of investors so his insight is not to be missed.
The team from CuratorSpace are coming along to fill the demo slot and talk about the journey they have taken so far with their niche product within the creative and arts sector.
Tim Langley: Pick the Right Investors for the Right Stage of Your Company
Tim’s talk will cover: who, what, when and why – different methods to capitalize your business. Lean, Bootstrap, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalist – are all valid ways to capitalise a business. Drawing on personal experience Tim will look at which way is best and in what circumstances.
Tim is CEO and co-founder of CANDDi, an innovative marketing platform that gives companies real insight into their online interactions.
Tim combines technical know-how with the vision and drive to transform the ways in which businesses can measure, engage and transact with their audiences.
Tim studied Maths at the University of Cambridge and was an awarded an MBA by Manchester Business School. A digital entrepreneur, Tim’s career has involved work with organisations including Orange, DHL and TelSur. He has successfully established his own businesses, as well as providing other start-ups with advice and assistance in obtaining funding.
Curator Space: Demo
The chaos associated with organising an exhibition would cripple all but the most hardened of project managers. Messages flock in to a variety of destinations (FB, twitter, email, ICQ, Yahoo! Chat, Royal Mail, etc) and it can be a nightmare tracking who sent what, when, and how.
Philip and Louise founded CuratorSpace to give curators an easy way to source submissions, manage information, communicate with artists, and what the result of those submissions have been. The site has been running for over a year now, and is already being used by curators across the UK, USA, and Europe.
Louise and Philip will discuss their experiences with developing CuratorSpace, the challenges (and motivations) associated with doing this, and lessons they have learned from the experience.
Louise is a renowned artist and curator currently studying a practice-led PhD at Leeds University. She has participated in and curated exhibitions and events across the world, and has created pieces that are notable for their quirky playfulness and disregard for usual artistic conceits.
Philip is a software developer and ex-journalist with more than two decades experience producing digital products and technologies. He’s worked for everyone from the BBC through to British Airways, and has while he may not know art, he certainly knows what he likes.