CurveBlock

Team

Gary Woodhead

Co-Founder / CEO

Joey Jones

Co-Founder / Chief Revenue & Compliance Officer

Matthew Couch

Co-Founder / MD - Land & Development

Roger Ransome

Technologist

Jordan Cohen

BIM Specialist

David Reed

Venture Partner

Experience

Collective Projects GDV £524M

Collective time in Construction 80+ years

CurveBlock is a proud member of the NatWest Entrepreneur and Fintech Accelerator Programmes

CurveBlock

Advisors

Toni Lane Casserly

Advisor In Memoriam

Simon Cocking

Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

Experience

CurveBlock

Ambassador

Antony Cotterill

Ambassador

Experience

Selected Partners

Starting, and building, a successful business takes a good idea, energy and determination plus the right opportunities and the right people.

Working with, and investing in, startups excites us here at CMS. Working with entrepreneurs on bright ideas, fostering growth and innovation in the tech sector and helping to support the industry stars of the future gets us out of bed in the morning. As an early-stage business, legal advice may be pushed to the bottom of the priority list, not least due to the costs associated with it. However, for a business to scale successfully, especially when investors are involved, having the right foundations are imperative. At CMS, we want to change the way that early-stage companies access legal support. That’s why we set up CMS equIP and its associated programme, equIP North.

CMS is one of the largest law firms worldwide and our more than 4,500 legal professionals work in cross-border teams around the world to offer business-focused advice in law and tax matters.

Starting, and building, a successful business takes a good idea, energy and determination plus the right opportunities and the right people.

Working with, and investing in, startups excites us here at CMS. Working with entrepreneurs on bright ideas, fostering growth and innovation in the tech sector and helping to support the industry stars of the future gets us out of bed in the morning. As an early-stage business, legal advice may be pushed to the bottom of the priority list, not least due to the costs associated with it. However, for a business to scale successfully, especially when investors are involved, having the right foundations are imperative. At CMS, we want to change the way that early-stage companies access legal support. That’s why we set up CMS equIP and its associated programme, equIP North.

CMS is one of the largest law firms worldwide and our more than 4,500 legal professionals work in cross-border teams around the world to offer business-focused advice in law and tax matters.

SETsquared is a unique enterprise partnership and a dynamic collaboration between five leading research-led UK universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Twice ranked as the Global No.1 Business Incubator, they provide a wide range of highly acclaimed support programmes to help turn ideas into thriving businesses.

To date they have incubated 3600 companies and helped raise over £1.5B in funding, resulting in the creation of over 10,000 jobs.

FasterCapital is a virtual incubator and accelerator based in Dubai Internet City, that has multiple funding rounds per year.

CurveBlock is pleased to announce that after a rigorous vetting process, we have been accepted by FasterCapital as a partner for acceleration – thereby giving us access to funding, technical knowledge, mentorship and access to vital connections.

To date they have incubated 3600 companies and helped raise over £1.5B in funding, resulting in the creation of over 10,000 jobs.

Larson Group is a Blockchain and Digital Recruitment Consultancy, We focus on building highly skilled technical teams for our clients. We network with high calibre candidates to connect them with innovative projects within Blockchain and digital technology companies. We do this via a blended approach of Retained Search & Head Hunting. Research has shown that clients hire on skills and fire on behaviours! Because of this, we have developed a unique Behavioural recruitment profiling process called i-larson.

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Gary Woodhead

Co-Founder / CEO

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With over 29 years construction industry experience, not only within the real estate development market but also other development sectors such as Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural developments. Along with Gary’s extensive construction experience & knowledge he’s also deeply involved in the world of Blockchain. Successfully scaled one of Europe’s largest building materials manufactories over 4000% leading to a private equity buyout during 2016.

Joey Jones

Co-Founder / Chief Revenue & Compliance Officer

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Joey has many years of business management experience building successful teams and companies. Joey is also a Former Registered Investment Adviser with 37 agents geographically dispersed, and has built business from $0-$50M+ portfolios. This experience gave Joey deep understanding and knowledge within the Securities Compliance Arena. Working in the computing space for the last 10 year, and blockchain since 2016, Joey connects quickly with any target market and communicates well with all parties and publicly, which will have a substantial impact for CurveBlock around the world. Certificate of education in Blockchain and Digital Equity from University of Nicosia.

Matthew Couch

Co-Founder / MD - Land & Development

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Matthew has 15 years experience in the real estate sector working with developers, agents and investors – both on the client and delivery side. Matthew has vast experience in sourcing development sites with and without planning, or sites with capacity for planning gain – both on and off market and across the UK. Matthew has developed a reputation for being able to add value to existing sites with consent by improving unit mix, optimising unit plans and delivering additional capacity on both surplus and under utilised land. Having been involved in the acquisition, development and sales functions for a number of developers (both regional and national), Matthew has an acute understanding of the complexities of the development process and how to unlock access to additional revenue streams (entry and exit), complex financial modelling and exit strategy planning to meet, and improve upon, required financial returns.

Roger Ransome

Technologist

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Following a successful career in corporate IT for several multinational enterprises, responsible for             multi- million pound infrastructure projects, Roger brings real-world experience of IT Technical Architecture, Networks & Security, and Systems Design to CurveBlock. Since 2004 Roger has been a property investor. In addition to this he founded a successful business in 2015, gaining useful experience in finance, marketing and other business skills. He is passionate about crypto and the many use cases and efficiency benefits it brings.

Jordan Cohen

BIM Specialist

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David Reed

Venture Partner

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Former Director of Business Development for NatWest Bank with more recent experience in a startup disruptive law business, global property investment business and fast growth peer to peer lender, has agreed to join the CurveBlock team & ecosystem as a venture partner and to work closely with the CurveBlock co-founders on various verticals of the business.

This will include continuing to mentor the CEO, as well as future land venture collaborations, real estate development deal flows and strategic investment direction which will enable CurveBlock to continue to grow and realise its ambition in becoming a key UK player in the construction and delivery of modern method renewable energy houses.

Toni Lane Casserly

Advisor

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“In Memoriam” Toni Lane is an artrepreneur in the Digital Currency and Blockchain Industry who has been affectionately entitled, “The Joan of Arc of Blockchain” and “Young Star of Bitcoin” by her peers and various publications. Toni Lane came in contact with blockchain technology in 2011, and was hooked. Notably, Toni is working on CULTU.RE, creating competitive marketplaces for governance and standards for self-sovereign identity. As a humanitarian, Toni Lane used Bitcoin as a tool for direct response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. Toni Lane is a co-founder of CoinTelegraph, one of the largest media networks in the blockchain industry, and an advisor at over 15 companies in the blockchain space. She has been a figurehead for the use of technology to enable peaceful evolution into new forms of societal structures. Her work has been featured by BigThink, Cisco, Fidelity, P&G, Dell, Sitel Group, Deloitte, HSBC, TEDx, DraperU, the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Exponential Finance, Blockchain Economic Forum and many others.

Simon Cocking

Marketing, Media and PR Specialis

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LinkedIn Simon Cocking is Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, CryptoCoinNews and InvestInIT – with over 1.5 million+ combined unique monthly views and growing. He is also the top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (#1 for 2018 based on total funds raised). He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 200+ successful ICOs to date. He has also been named many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months. He is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, and overseas in Pyeonchang, Amsterdam, Dubai, Delhi, Kiev, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has cofounded or founded seven successful companies.

Antony Cotterill

Ambassador

Antony is a wheelchair tennis player who competes at an elite level, with career highlights including a 2-time World Team Cup world champion (wheelchair tennis version of the Davis Cup), Doubles Masters world champion, and numerous ITF titles in both singles and doubles. He has represented GB for over 13 years and also represented GB at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. His career high world rankings are ‘5’ in singles and ‘3’ in doubles. He is really excited to be part of CurveBlock as he sees two of his interests outside of tennis – property and Blockchain – together in an amazing project.

Laura Inamedinova

Consultant

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Laura Inamedinova, Columnist at Forbes and Huffington Post (Warren Buffett) as well as the founder of LKI International marketing, PR & communications company. Laura has worked extensively with Fintech & Blockchain companies and helped them raise $200m+, Laura is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Vilnius hub as well as Head of London Bureau for Future Times.