UK FinTech Forum is heading to London on 27th April for the final part of this five event series which is a collaboration between Whitecap Consulting and NatWest.
What a success the UK FinTech Forum has been, with a broad range of great speakers and extremely valuable discussions and insights from attendees. London looks set to be our biggest event yet. Held at Entrepreneurial Spark in Angel, Islington, tickets are now sold out but you may not be too late to get a space on the waitlist!
Our specialist speaker will be Sarat Pediredla, Chief Executive Officer of Hedgehog Lab. Sarat will talk about his inspiration for the company name, how it was formed and the journey the organisation took to grow from 3 people in 2010 to a global studio with 120 staff across 3 continents and being named the #1 mobile app developer in Europe.
Amusing though it is to those who know him, Sarat was once set to become a brain surgeon. Then he found computers – and discovered his true passion. After moving from India to the UK to study software engineering, he worked as a developer for several years before setting up his own company with fellow developer Mark Forster. Since then, hedgehog lab has gone from strength to strength, with revenues rising 130% in 2016. The business, which recently secured £1m of investment, is now on track to grow by at least 50% year-on-year until 2020. It was placed #9 in GP Bullhound Fastest Growing Northern Tech businesses and in the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing European businesses in 2018. Sarat, who remains passionate about all things digital, is clear on his ambition: to make hedgehog lab the world’s biggest and best digital product consultancy.