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Andrew Lockley is a business angel & consultant, working mainly in the tech startup sector. His principle focus is on the commercial development of internet firms. This encompasses business strategy, investment readiness, marketing, sales and usability. Previous clients and investments include firms in casual games, web apps, mobile apps, financial platforms and healthcare. This cross-industry focus brings new ideas and inspiration to each project.
Andrew concentrates mainly on sweat equity investments in start-ups, and on consulting for funded firms. With a background in bootstrapping, he seeks to provide or attract the resources that are needed for development, all at little or no cost. He works on the sales process, with detailed scrutiny of web and app usability and customer journeys. The aim is always building sales revenues quickly, and at low cost.
Outside paid work, his personal history includes a stint on the board of a major charity, Masters in Engineering and Management, and scientific research on climate change. He is commonly described as a ‘Marmite person’ with some valuing his plain-speaking style, and others simply wanting to punch him in the face.
Masters of Engineering & Management, University of Birmingham
2 years – 1st startup – specialist commercial cleaning services partnership. Exit by contracts sale
3 years – Direct sales, predominantly in B2B workplace services
4 years – 2nd startup – property development & trading as sole trader. Partial exit by rental of online business system, property trading arm retained and downsized
3 years – Investments in various web-tech firms, plus consultancy for a wide range of web businesses