Team

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


Jenny Ervine – as managing director of JEM Marketing, Jenny brings a wealth of direct experience to each and every one of our startups. As an active investor in multiple startups across multiple sectors, she has the added advantage of visibility across SaaS, hardware and digital media.

Matt Johnston
– An experienced entrepreneur, a leader in the digital community and co-founder of StartVI. Matt focuses on the accelerator programme at RAISE. Running the accelerator programme, building the foundations of the companies and providing the mentoring and support that is key to the success of the startups and RAISE.

Marty Neill – Martin is a serial entrepreneur and currently founder and CEO of AirPOS Limited, the worlds first multichannel sales software platform for retailers. Martin also co-founded the StartVI accelerator in 2010, and the Oh Yeah! Centre in Cathedral Quarter. A tireless advocate for the entrepreneur and a voice for the startup.

Michael McDowell – Michael is a Director of the Ftsie Limited Partnership and a consultant with Sapphire Capital Partners. He works closely with businesses raising investment for growth and has a particular interest in equity crowdfunding and other digital investment platforms.
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