Rupert Englander - Founder & Managing Director
Rupert has worked in mobile telecommunications since 2000 in a number of senior executive roles at T-Mobile, 3UK and Nokia, following 6 years working in fixed line telecommunications a leading B2B software house.
Rupert set up Wooshping in 2012, having successfully secured seed grant funding from Nokia to set up the business. Having guided the business through The Accelerator Academy and secured an impressive client list, Wooshping was delighted to welcome 2 Investor Directors, Andy Yates and Mark Pritchard, to the board with the aim of strategically guiding the business to scale.
Andy Yates - Director
Andy is an experienced entrepreneur, business mentor, advisor and investor. He was co-founder of Digital Look which grew to become one of Europe’s largest online financial data and technology businesses before a successful exit.
Since then he has built up a portfolio of fast growing businesses that he helps and supports. Andy is a mentor and advisor for InnovationRCA – the Royal College of Arts’ incubator, Seedcamp, Start up Britain and the London Business School among others. He also develops and supports some of the UK’s fastest growing social enterprises as part of UnLtd’s Big Venture Challenge programme. Andy sits on the investment committee for Nesta’s pioneering and important new Impact Investments fund and works with Impetus Trust to support and grow entrepreneurial charities.
Prior to Digital Look Andy helped set up and establish BBC News Online, was a senior financial journalist with the Independent and the FT group and was an accountant with Deloitte.
Mark Pritchard - Director
Mark co-founded and ran Digital Look, a leading financial information business, that was acquired by CMC Markets in 2007. Prior to that, he worked in senior technology roles at JP Morgan and Bank of America in the 1990's.
Currently Mark is also Chairman at Redberry Digital, a volunteer member of the Digital Strategy Board for the RNLI, as well as being a non-exec advisor and/or investor in a range of fast-growing businesses including a physiotherapy training business and a boating membership company (flexible access to a fleet of sail and power boats). In addition to Wooshping, Mark is also involved with a few start-ups including Huddlebuy.com (a group-buying service for SME's) and Reading Clinical Research (a volunteer testing business for the healthcare sector).