Team

 

We bring 20 years experience in corporate innovation and startup ecosystems, with a B2B focus, primarily in FinTech, HRTech and AdTech. Current and former clients include Unilever, Amex, Sky, Pepsico, Telefonica, M&S and Oracle. We know what works (and what doesn’t).

 

Together we will start to address more of these important challenges, sooner.

Royal.jpg

PEOPLE

 

Raj Ramanandi

Founding Partner

The first decade of my career involved 4 startups, 1 IPO, 1 large exit (£100m+), 1 cash-cow (digital marketing agency) and awards for Owner of Fastest Growing Companies & Young Business Leader.

I've since invested in 50+ early stage tech startups and was listed in The Maserati 100 for Britain's most successful entrepreneurs actively supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Most recently I've consulted for corporations in their innovation efforts. I assisted large banks, insurance companies & airlines, amongst others, on how to onboard new culture, technology and startups.

My focus now is on shifting big business to become more responsive and to *give a damn* in the process.

raj@friendlyfir.es   |   +44 (0) 7714 295258

 

Scott Cooper

Founding Partner

In the early 2000s I was managing an £8 million acquisition budget at American Express, continually setting new performance benchmarks and establishing many global best practices.

In 2007 I began a multi-award winning career in creative agencies, working on household names like Unilever, O2, VW Group, Guinness, and becoming one of London’s first Heads of Innovation.

Most recently I co-founded an innovation lab working with organisations like Unilever, Amex and News UK; advising CEOs of early and late stage startups.

I want to empower impact entrepreneurs to change our world for the better.

scott@friendlyfir.es   |   +44 (0) 7919 188698

 

Rosie Turner

Partner

After graduating from Oxford, I consulted corporations, including international banks and retail companies, to help design their innovation strategy and facilitate corporate-startup collaborations.

I’ve since worked on accounts across London and New York at a global HR technology company. Here we supported 70% of Fortune 1000 and over 100,000 small business providing technology to improve workplace culture and employee engagement.

More recently I coordinated social innovation progammes at Impact Hub and Rainmaker Foundation.

I am a passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion, by assisting global directors in the space, and founding InChorus: a tool providing corporates with data-driven insight to inform their D&I strategy.

I want to connect and empower the big and small to collectively drive meaningful change.

rosie@friendlyfir.es   |   +44 (0) 7760 451505