Karen Melonie Gould

Karen Melonie Gould is the Founder and Rockstar of Raising Investment Globally with our Dream Team and during COVID-19 we raised 10 times. We produce Killer Pitch Decks and documents for our clients and have over 40000 Investors in our 'DEAL ROOM' I am an International Speaker/Author, and my sweet spot is Family Offices/UHNWI Investors which compliments my Partners both ex VC Europe and USA. As I am passionate about my 'sandpit' which I continue to carve out I look to inspire any Founder to become Great!

Karen is an International Speaker and desires to deliver ‘bespoke’ training programs around the ‘Investment Eco System’ Sweet spot is working with clients raising A Series. Karen has unmeasurable initiative and enthusiasm to build and manage a high-quality deal flow portfolio with outstanding performance of raising investment in 2019. I always work the hours necessary to fulfil my desirable ambitions and that of my clients. Our 'SANDPIT' is to PREPARE ALL documents to STRUCTURE and SOURCE to RAISE Investment Globally.

Our Investor Events particularly in the Family Office space has grown due to our London success in 2019 Family Office Summit in July 2019 with over 150 Family Offices attending. in 2021 we will continue with this success and we hope due to #covid our Family Office/UHNWI Investor Events in London will resume in person but until now they will be online.

Karen started out her own Entrepreneur journey back in the 90’s with two successful business one which she created and started in the Dating industry which she took to a £10m turnover within 3 years. The other business was a Training and Business Development Consultancy which had clients from Virgin – and other Top FTSE clients in the UK. Karen was one of the first in the UK to set up in May 2014 her Alternative finance platform which has been outsourced to a leading UK competitor using their technology and relaunched 2017 as an Investment Portal working with Family Offices globally and also offering our Investors Investor Events to network and showcase our own ‘DEAL Flow. In 2021 Our Pitching Events for Founders are online focusing on VC- Family Offices/UHNWI and Angel Investors

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Angela Hammond

Business Development Director / Ambassador

Angela is the Business Development Director and Ambassador of Footprints with over 25 years experience helping companies identify business weaknesses and challenges to determine relevant solutions.

Working across various business verticals, she specialises in increasing sales revenues, generating strategic growth, training/mentoring, brand marketing, driving profitability, and expanding products or services into new markets. She is also an expert in building and lasting strong business partnerships.

Her accomplishments have continued to help UK-based tech start-ups and organisations across the USA successfully growing businesses, building relationships and increasing revenue streams exponentially.

Cedric Torossian


Cedric Torossian- Serial entrepreneur, fund and start up advisor specialised in the digital economy, innovation, data analysis and strategy LinkedIn. Cedric leads on Impact Investing & ESG with Pollenise.

Broad range of experience in growing start-ups from founder, non-exec board member, advisor and mentor building on 15+ years’ experience as an analyst for Wall Street investors working on investment strategies and performance projections of top listed retail, consumer and media companies such as Carrefour, Ralph Lauren, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Proven track record of deliv-ering strategic recommendations in fast moving and disrupted digital sectors both for small businesses and listed corporations.

Jonathan Wright


Experienced technology consultant with over 15 years experience leading SME’s and Over a decades experience in web development, software architecture retail and digital Marketing.

Founder of WrightWay Digital and chief architect of the Blend Suite integration platform, Jonathan has experience operating businesses in Sri Lanka, the Caribbean and Europe.

Simon Gall

Personal Advisor/Raises for Funds

Strategic relationship-marketing (direct introductions and media) for senior venture financiers, £mm lenders, equity investors and select related events companies' CEOs. Over many years Simon also created, hosted and advised many successful by-invitation-only functions and events for genuine single family offices and venture financiers. He now lives in Japan, but works exclusively with UK based clients.

Juliette Otterburn Hall

Strategy, Communications and Transformation

Working at the intersection of where strategy, data, creative and technology meets, Juliette has set up and managed divisions, companies and start ups. From leading 360 transformation as Controller, Digital ITV and Group Digital Officer at Shed Media to running and successfully pivoting a tech start up to acquisition by a global FMCG, Juliette understands the power of agile interconnectivty and communication. She is an NED advisor and mentor across a variety of verticals and businesses.

Pamela Lau

Non-Executive Director

Pamela has over 25 years of experience in the public relations and business sectors with multi-national corporations, government officials and country leaders. Serving as a Public Relations Consultant and Advisor to 2 Presidents of Indonesia, several Ministers of the Indonesian Cabinet and the Founder of the Indonesian Stock Exchange, Pamela was also the brainchild of the 'Jakarta Go Green" project for the incumbent President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo.

Charlie Regis

Associate Partner - Dubai

Charlie is 'Sports agent for the tech world'. He specialises in capitalising and commercialising exceptional ventures on the global scale. He has an appetite for three core vertices: Tech, Health & Medtech and Climate tech. Over his career, he has a proven track record in 3 core areas: Innovation - He has groomed innovation with some of the top accelerators in the world such as TechStars (London, Toronto & Tel Aviv) & FI (Silicon Valley which is backed by NASA), Commercial - He co-founded and scaled one of the leading digital innovation studios in the UK working with the likes of Warner Brothers, Lego, Selfridges & more, Investment - Founder and MD of the global investment network Peach Collective that specialises in off-market deal flow.

Start Up Team

Joe Itua

Financial Director

Family Financial Centre (FFC)  was founded by Joe Itua in 2013. He is a qualified accountant with  many years experience in business and accountancy.

Prior to starting FFC, he  worked extensively in the SME business environment and the voluntary sector. He also worked as a Freelance Accountant and Tax Adviser. He therefore fully understands the internal and external problems most small businesses face from time to time. He has sound knowledge of accounting principles and a profound understanding of the needs of a wide variety of businesses. He has a passion to help businesses achieve their goals.