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Richard is the CEO and Co Founder of YOVO - a mobile network for Generation Y.

Richard also Co Founded the ventures incubator YUZA which was the birth place for the world's leading self help app Digipill and the Fin Tech company Pollen Capital.

Richard has spent over 20 years around the mobile industry.

He has also spent time in commercial radio - launching The Network "National Radio for Students".

Live events and music have been a big part of Richard's career too - he was the creator of a weekend long live event format called the tidy Weekender which ran for over 10 years and also spent a period of time as the Managing Director of the dance music super club brand Slinky.

Richard has spent time as a partner in early stage Venture Capital - but much prefers the other side of the table.

Richard works with a number of start up's and VC's to advise on growth and sector trends.

  • Will help with
  • Business development
  • Governance
  • HR & team
  • Marketing & PR
  • Raising investment
  • Strategy & planning
  • Technology
  • Philanthropic Interests
  • The Arts
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Poverty

Testimonials

Bite The Ballot

Bite The Ballot

Michael Sani

Empowering young people to become active change-makers.

A huge thank you!

I was clearly matched with someone that has experience and can relate to where I am at both with my organisation and from a personal perspective. Richard asked the right questions and could see the opportunities that lie before me and how important it is to now have structure and a plan to seek to take advantage of the opportunities.

Take Ten Programme

Take Ten Programme

Fintan Connolly

Take Ten is a stress control training app that’s designed to give you a head start. By training your body and mind to work together to become more resilient to stress, you can improve your performance in work, in school or in life, a little every day.

A great opportunity

Richard is a very practical and straight talking expert who gave me some thought provoking and inspiring advice.

Reason Digital

Reason Digital

Matt Haworth

We're an award winning social enterprise that uses digital to make a difference. This is why we only work on projects that do social good.

Priceless advice

Richard has a huge amount of relevant experience to our growth challenges. He's literally been-there, done-that, so talking to him about how he did it and what he'd have done differently was priceless.

The Spend Network

The Spend Network

Ian Makgill

Open spend data for citizens and business.

Really enjoyable and helpful

Richard is firstly and very importantly a good listener. I particularly enjoyed the fact that he spoke about his experiences, rather than imposing a pre-ordained business dogma onto the conversation. I really enjoyed meeting Richard and look forwards to telling him about our successes in the future.

Gather

Gather

Ed Maklouf

Gather creates apps for improving democratic communication.

Really, really great.

Richard Skaife has the perspective that comes from having driven a variety of different companies so was easily able to bring suggestions and insights even to quite unusual startup situations. His advice is therefore grounded in realistic practical situations more than startup philosophy, so an hour discussing your project with Richard is extremely valuable.

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go

Jamie Crummie

EAT WELL. SAVE MONEY. SAVE THE PLANET.
Enjoy delicious takeaway food from local restaurants, cafes bakeries & other stores from as little as £2.

Insightful

Richard was really insightful and gave a fresh angle on how to approach our business - especially in terms of user engagement.

MTArt

MTArt

Marine Tanguy

MTArt is a visual artist agency and fund. We invest in the best up and coming art and visual artists in London and internationally.

Extremely helpful

Richard Skaife was extremely helpful, not only he offered a couple of introductions to us but also help me thinking of a longer term structure for MTArt. I really enjoyed meeting him and I am leaving this meeting with a lot to think about.

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