Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor
Big Business Experience
ESPN (Walt Disney Company)
Small Business Experience
Abeed spent most of his career in startups, turnarounds and high growth businesses across the Technology landscape, developing an in-depth understanding of the key growth drivers for businesses as well as a keen eye for the key technology trends and stand out businesses in the ecosystem. He has experience across Martech, Retail & Commerce, IOT, Fintech, Blockchain, Sports & Education Technology.
Key skills focused on Commercial Strategy, Organisational Optimisation and M&A strategy with exposure across, UK, Europe, North America & Africa.
- 2:1 BA Hons Business Management and Strategy, Oxford Brookes University
- Walt Disney Company Leadership Discovery
Key Areas of Expertise
- Growth Advisory
- Commercial Growth Strategy
- Organisational Optimisation
- M&A & Corporate Development
- Culture and Values
Abeed advises our clients on commercial and growth strategy as well as M&A and Corporate Development.
Abeed spent most of his career in startups, turnarounds and high growth businesses across the Tech landscape, developing an in-depth understanding of the key growth drivers for businesses as well as a keen eye for the key technology trends and stand out businesses in the ecosystem.
Having started his career at Cricinfo where he successfully built the commercial team before the sale to ESPN in 2007, he moved on to RadiumOne to become the first commercial hire outside the US and was pivotal in establishing the commercial operation in the UK and Europe across agencies and brands, driving strategic relationships across the publisher and partner landscape.
Following his successful stint at RadiumOne, Abeed was headhunted to join retail tech start-up Eagle Eye Solutions as Chief Revenue Officer. He was responsible for sales, account management and partner strategy. He delivered 150% year on year revenue growth and increased their partner base significantly with the Point of Sale and Payment platforms.
Over the course of the last 3 years he has built and run Volando – an early stage start-up growth consultancy, fundraising strategy, Commercial Strategy and Sales Support, working with businesses in Madtech, IoT, Blockchain, Fintech as well as advising funds on their investments from a commercial perspective.
Abeed has developed a string network of relationships across the venture capital and investment landscape which provides him with a unique insight on emerging technology businesses and trends.