Four New Mentors Added to Circklo’s Comprehensive Offering to Its Fundraising Start-ups


6 July 2022

Circklo is honoured to include four new mentors to its Mentor Network which already comprises more than 25 angel investors, venture capitalists (VCs), multinational executives and global thought leaders.

They are:

  1. Antonio Serras Rendas, Partner at Cedrus Capital – a private equity investment management firm focused on small and mid-caps by structuring flexible and high performance funds
  2. Professor David A. Kirby PhD, holder of The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion, Honorary Professor of Practice - University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Honorary Professor - Almaty Management University Kazakhstan, Co-Founder at Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society and former Vice President of the British University in Egypt
  3. Professor Nigel Adams FCIM Chartered Marketer, Director of the Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit (BEIU) and Programme Director of the MSc in Applied Business Skills at The University of Buckingham and Chairman of Buckingham Business Enterprises Ltd. He helped to establish the first officially recognised branch of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in Continental Europe (Poland).
  4. Rikard Scoufias, Non-Executive Chairman of Greece’s national Oil & Gas Corporation; former Country CEO and P&L Leader for the €5 billion Trans Adriatic Pipeline; keynote speaker and op-ed contributor to the Financial Times, Delphi Economic Forum, and The Economist; and a member of the Advisory Council of Harvard Business Review.

Maria Morais, Circklo’s Co-founder and Chair, said that ‘today, digital start-ups evolve very quickly and the support they need to scale needs to be there almost round the clock not just in terms of reaction time but, also, in terms of very specific and tangible outputs. I am extremely humbled by the generosity of all our mentors and by their relentless belief in the start-ups we select to support and fundraise for.’

About Circklo

Circklo created the first Business Configurator in the world specialised in digital start-ups for the circular economy.

In short, Circklo believes that sustainable businesses will provide a thriving economic, social, and environmental ecosystem for a healthy planet. By bringing together the corporate world and innovative start-ups to collaborate for a lasting positive change and to reach their full potential, we help accelerate their world towards applying and making the most of the circular economy principles.

Our Game Changers community offers a safe, highly professional, private, and exclusive space for collaboration, support, advice, and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders, with a focus on digital transformation and sustainability.

This community exists alongside Circklo’s Business Configurator – supporting digital start-ups through practical and transformational mentoring, coaching, and training. Our fee-based, no-equity transformational accelerator develops circular digital businesses for both profit and purpose through our virtual programme of modules. Bespoke pathways to suit the particular needs of each team focus on seeking investment, honing go-to-market strategies or tailored support.

Underpinning all these, Circklo’s R&D team provides insight, use-case research, and foresight analysis for strategic direction, ensuring any corporate efforts targeting sustainable actions are clear and impactful.