We are delighted to invite you to our June Swansea Business Networking Evening. Our special guest speaker this month is Adrian Sutton,Co-founder and Managing Director at Vortex IoT
Start-ups: Dream Big, keep the faith and surround yourself with people who are better than you! As a business we wanted to punch above our weight and knock the ball out the park, this is a mantra we still live by and question ourselves against daily and monthly. We have built firm foundations and achieved market traction that are enabling our growth, in the talk I’ll share with you the story of our journey, what worked, what didn’t and how the dream is playing out!
Adrian is Co-founder and Managing Director at Votex IoT and the current IoD Wales Director of the Year: Start-up category. Alongside his two fellow founding Directors he incorporated Vortex IoT in October 2017. The company is based in Swansea and currently employs 12 people…. and growing.
Vortex IoT growth has been rapid and enabled by product innovation and the use of emerging technologies, a clear go to market strategy, strong pre-revenue valuation and successful funding round that saw the business raise £750k from a blend of angel and Development Bank of Wales investment. The company also got early traction through Innovate UK grant awards and working with the likes of Tata Steel, Network Rail, Welsh Water and Hitachi Consulting. Adrian has also invested a lot of time in establishing an enviable team of strategic advisors and brand ambassadors, partnerships with market leading companies with global reach (IBM, BT, Dell), whilst also exploring new markets. The company can already boast traction and satellite office presence in Singapore.
Prior to founding Vortex IoT, Adrian spent 10 years working both independently and for blue-chip consultancies and System Integrator's across both public and private sectors managing and delivering complex strategic transformation programmes and projects of work. He's used this knowledge, market awareness and connectivity to develop the propositions and team at Vortex IoT. He is a highly commercial and flexible individual with strategic IT and core business function knowledge. Adrian lives in Pembrokeshire with his wife and two young children.
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