Andy Ayim

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Andy Ayim

Product Leader and Business Builder

Andy Ayim is a product leader and business builder. He was the Managing Director of Backstage Capital, and has worked in a range of product roles in companies such as WorldFirst, acquired by Ant Financial for $700m.

I build, invest, buy and support mission-led founders. I do this with customer centricity, patient capital and support for long term relationships. 

Andy is passionate about creating pathways into business for people with potential from low income backgrounds. He serves on the Boards of YSYS, Flipside and Mixtape Madness  – a startup which is a market leader in the music scene he cofounded with his brothers and friends.

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Andy Ayim’s experience and knowledge are best expressed when he is on stage or talking on subjects he is passionate about (see below). His audiences always come away inspired, educated and empowered. He encourages audiences to look beyond the status quo, and seek excellence! 

  • Investing in Diverse Founders
  • Building Products That Customers Love
  • Building a Portfolio Career

Looking for a high quality speaker for your event who has domain expertise? Check out some of my previous footage on creating pathways for diverse founders and talent into tech as well as Product Management for startups below. 

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Public Speaker

Andy Ayim For Your Event

Andy Ayim’s experience and knowledge are best expressed when he is on stage or talking on subjects he is passionate about (see below). His audiences always come away inspired, educated and empowered. He encourages audiences to look beyond the status quo, and seek excellence! 

  • Investing in Diverse Founders
  • Building Products That Customers Love
  • Building a Portfolio Career

Looking for a high quality speaker for your event who has domain expertise? Check out some of my previous footage on creating pathways for diverse founders and talent into tech as well as Product Management for startups below. 

Book Andy

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Breaking Into Non-Tech Careers In Tech

Whether you are breaking into tech as a new graduate or a young professional switching careers, this book will guide you along that journey and get you thinking differently about your personal brand, strategy and unique value proposition.

My promise to you is that by the end of this workbook you will have the tools, tips and confidence to break into your next career. 

Andy Ayim has had a portfolio career, spanning across over 6 different roles over the last 12 years. He understands that the future of work will involve people having a similar trajectory, experiencing a range of roles along their journey.

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First Time Founders

Generating Traction and Revenue

Andy Ayim helps founders build customer funded businesses through his online course (release date 2020).  Gaining traction and customer revenue is the best way to fund your business and stay in control. Profitable growth comes from understanding your customer and how to reach them repeatedly at low cost.

Forget putting money towards Paid Marketing (Google & Fb Ads) if you haven’t built a great product experience first!

Andy helps founders move from evenings and weekends to full-time. He believes in growth through to delighting customers and generating revenue. First time founders should focus on creating products customers love and selling it at a profit from the very beginning.

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First Time Founders

Generating Traction and Revenue

Andy Ayim helps founders build customer funded businesses through his online course (release date 2020).  Gaining traction and customer revenue is the best way to fund your business and stay in control. Profitable growth comes from understanding your customer and how to reach them repeatedly at low cost.

Forget putting money towards Paid Marketing (Google & Fb Ads) if you haven’t built a great product experience first!

Andy helps founders move from evenings and weekends to full-time. He believes in growth through to delighting customers and generating revenue. First time founders should focus on creating products customers love and selling it at a profit from the very beginning.

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First Time Investors

Making Your First Investment

90% of VCs (Venture Capitalists) invest at Series A+ (over £5M) and there is a widening gap in funding for founders with ideas and some early traction, also known as ‘the first money in’. Founders think they need VC funding but most really need access to a network of angel investors who can invest patient capital to enable them to grow and preserve optionality.

VCs are not that into you, less than 1% of SMEs grow to become unicorns and that is ok!

We need alternative funding options for founders who have ambitions to build lifelong businesses that create a legacy. Think of Harrods, Cadbury and Clarks who grew in this way and have been around for over 50 years. 

Andy is creating an Angel Investing School (AIS) to train professionals with disposable income on how to get started with investing in private companies (startups). With graduates gaining access to join the AIS angel syndicate to invest alongside Andy and others.

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