We are excited to announce that Paul Frampton joins Symvan Capital as an advisor drawing on his impressive corporate leadership experience and interest in start-up and scale-up companies in the UK.
Paul is currently the EMEA CEO for travel tech scale-up hi Inc and also leads B2C strategy globally including for Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Previously Paul was CEO of Havas Media Group where he oversaw a £100m business with 900 staff and 10 operating companies. He was recently voted one of Europe’s Top 100 B2B Marketing Leaders by Hot Topics.
Paul is an active supporter of the start-up community, a NED and mentor to some of the leading lights of the entrepreneurial space including Measurematch and People.io. He was recently voted Disruptive Tech Leader of the Year by Media Tel and MadFest.
Paul is also a passionate ambassador for diversity and inclusion and was one of just 30 men recognised in Management Today’s ‘Male Agents of Change’ awards in 2018. He is also an active voice for young people as Chair of Big Youth Group, an organisation designed to improve the odds for young people globally. He was listed in the Evening Standard’s ‘Progress 1000’ Brand Builders 2016, voted the 5th most influential person in UK Digital in The Drum’s Digerati league and gifted the Lifetime Achievement award by Twitter in 2017.
“We are delighted to welcome Paul to the team. He joins Symvan at an exciting time when we are actively looking to invest in post-seed UK tech businesses requiring both strategic guidance and relevant executive experience. There are significant opportunities in the UK tech scale-up market where fundamentally attractive businesses need strategic advisers and mentors to fulfil their potential.”
Kealan Doyle, CEO & Investment Manager
“This addition to our team demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting portfolio companies. As we increase scale-up funding for maturing businesses in our portfolio, we are growing mentoring and strategic support capabilities.”
Nicholas Nicolaides, Co-founder & Investment Manager
"I have been admiring the work Symvan Capital has been doing with its portfolio companies and I look forward to bringing my own corporate experience and passion for start-ups, particularly those with an HR technology orientation, as part of my new advisory role."
Paul Frampton, Adviser