Andy Ayim MBE is the creator of The Angel Investing School, that trains diverse professionals on how to get started with investing in the next generation of diverse startups. He also consults companies in highly regulated industries with his Product Playbooks on how to set up and scale new agile product management teams. He was previously Managing Director at Backstage Capital and was on the Advisory Board for London Tech Week 2020, Black Tech Fest, One Tech, Translate Culture, Black Tech Fest, Startup Garage and YSYS.
Andy believes that potential is widely distributed but the opportunity is not. He is on a journey to create pathways to leadership for diverse founders and investors in tech.
Over the last decade, he has co-founded a business with his brother and friends, called Mixtape Madness. He has also worked with clients in Hong Kong, China, South Africa and across the US as a startup and investment consultant. Last year, he was voted as Top 100 BAME Leader in Tech in the FT and this year was awarded an MBE for his services to diversity in technology.