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15/03/2018 By Louis Rado

La Fosse Associates were delighted to host its inaugural Non-Executive Network, bringing together 7 innovative Tech start-ups and Non-Executive Directors for an evening of lightning pitches. 

The event was co-hosted by La Fosse Associates and Browne Jacobson.

The evening was introduced by David Henderson, a Consultant in Financial Services from Browne Jacobson, the market-leading Law firm in FinTech (as well as the event's host). David introduced 'Grow', Browne Jacobson's legal support programme tailored exclusively to the needs of start-ups. 

This was followed by seven five-minute lightning pitches from start-ups pioneering in innovative technology:

Digital Fineprint - Alex Hammick, COO.

Digital Fineprint links your social media identity to an insurance identity, using data analytics to help improve customer targeting, conversion, sales, cross-sell and retention.

Capital on Tap - David Luck, CEO.

Capital On Tap supports SME growth, approving for loans of up to £25,000 in minutes.

Fountain - Dann Bibas, Co-Founder and Nishil Parekh, Co-Founder 

Fountain is a a goal-based investment platform designed to help people invest towards important goals. 

Plandek - Charlie Ponsonby, CEO

Insights-driven platform to enable smarter working, predicting and reporting for software development teams. 

Coconut - Sam O Connor, CEO AND Adam Goodall, Co-founder and Chief of Product

A smart business current account that’s built for the unique needs of freelancers and self-employed people. It helps you manage tax, stay on top of expenses and get paid on-time.

Laka, Ben Allen, Co-Founder and CTO

Laka is an insurance company built on a new model: the business makes profit when they pay out claims, eliminating the conflict of interest between insurer and consumer. 

Telleroo - Michael Reidler, CEO and Co-Founder and Andrew Cookson, Co-Founder 

Telleroo is the modern alternative to banks, to efficiently send bulk payments to any third party through API or frictionless file importer.


A massive thank you to all our guests, speakers and hosts. 

 "'La Fosse's Non-Executive Network was a refreshing shake-up in the normal events calendar, with an innovative format that really kept the crowd engaged. It's great to have a quarterly meet-up which stimulates new, interesting conversations each time, and I look forward to seeing what the team have planned for the next one!"

Non-Executive Director, Prudential  

"Informative and useful, friendly and well organised with a good balance, and optimal number, of people and pitches."

Non-Executive Director, Lodestar Ecosystems

"A well thought through and engaging evening that positively  challenged all that attended. I very much look forward to attending future events."

Non-Executive Director, Verofy Limited

For more information about this event, or to learn about our FinTech capabilities contact Louis Rado at or call on 02079322521.

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Recent Comments
An excellent evening with a great mix of innovative entrepreneurs and experienced advisors. Thanks to La Fosse for organising and Browne Jacobson for hosting.
Jeremy Nicholds, 19 March 2018
A great first event which introduces experienced senior executives to entrepreneurs to really innovate and deliver a difference. Congratulations to La Fosse and Browne Jacobson for their vision and foresight and creating this fora.
Kevin Coles, 19 March 2018
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