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London tech investors talk about Future Ad Labs

The Seedrs team recently had the chance to catch up with a few of the investors in Future Ad Labs. They’re an impressive mix of entrepreneurs, investors and advertising professionals. We asked them to tell us a little more about Future Ad Labs, their early investment into the company and why they’ve participated in the recent equity convertible round on Seedrs.

Richard Fearn

Richard is an early stage investor and mentor at Techstars and Seedcamp. He is one of the founders of the Friday Club, which is a popular event that brings together startups with advertising professionals. He gave us a quick insight into why he invested £50,000 in the most recent Future Ad Labs campaign.

Scott Button

Scott is the founder and CEO of Unruly Media. He talked to us about his experience in digital marketing and advertising and how he sees Future Ad Labs fitting into this landscape.

Russell Buckley

Russell Buckley was the VP Global Alliances of advertising technology startup AdMob, which sold to Google in 2010 for $750m. He is an active angel investor and a partner at Ballpark Ventures. Russell was an early investor in Future Ad Labs and has been a great source of industry knowledge and connections. We caught up with him at White Bear Yard to talk about his views on the Future Ad Labs convertible campaign and the impact of technology on advertising, media and marketing.

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How Dinnr saved the Seedrs Investment Director’s bacon

So, yesterday was my girlfriend’s birthday. Of course I remembered this, due to the 4 calendar reminders, the Post-it note on my computer monitor and the fact that she had sent me 3 texts the previous day reminding me that I had promised to cook her a ‘special’ dinner.

Now I am a busy man. Seedrs is growing at a very fast rate, and I don’t have a huge amount of free time in the day. Honestly. So you have to sympathise with me when at around 2.30pm yesterday it dawned on me that creating this special dinner was going to be a challenge, considering I had not yet bought any of the ingredients. And with back to back meetings until 6.30pm and a train to catch at 7pm, it was not looking good.

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