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Newsflare Limited

A ground-breaking new service for News Organisations to rapidly and reliably source newsworthy video clips from the public.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location GBK Restaurants Ltd, Lindsey Street, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Newsflare is an online and mobile community of video-journalists seeking reward and recognition for the newsworthy footage that they capture. Via its integrated web and mobile content management platform, Newsflare also serves News Organisations looking to rapidly source newsworthy amateur video footage that they can trust. The Newsflare reporter-base spans professional freelancers through to just about anyone with a smartphone.


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    Jon Bruce Cornwell
    Managing Director

    Formerly co-founder, COO and CFO of Clear Cell Group, customer analytics consultancy.

    In 5 years built up a business with a global team of 55 serving a multi-national client base and annual revenues of £4.2m.

    Experienced in leading and aligning senior teams to customer-led business strategies.

    Trained as a management consultant with Ernst & Young and dunnhumby.

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    Bevan David Tahu Thomas
    Commercial Director

    Originator of the Newsflare concept with a both a passion for video news and a track record of delivering digital strategies.

    Effective business developer; at ACP media Bevan delivered double digit growth across several titles in a shrinking market.

    Strong network in the media and journalism sector.

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    Nick Joseph MacAvoy
    Technology Director

    Co-founded Movieshack (similar to LOVEFiLM) in New Zealand in 2004.

    In 2007 Movieshack entered into a JV with SkyTV using Nick’s software to power the merged business.

    10 years’ experience in computer programming and server architecture.

    Built an effective movie recommendations engine for Movieshack.

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    David Mannion
    Strategic Advisor and Non-Executive Director

    Editor in Chief of ITV News until March 2011.

    One of the most respected and experienced international broadcast executives.

    Now advising broadcast news channels on editorial content and ethical issues.


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    Paul Renney, Keystone Law
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    Simon Massey, Menzies LLP

Previous Investors

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    Jon Cornwell
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    Bevan Thomas
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    Nick MacAvoy