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Wooshii Ltd

Wooshii is a marketplace for video and animation creatives and those looking to use or acquire their services.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Manchester, England, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Employees 9
  • Website wooshii.com

Company Summary

Wooshii is a platform that connects video makers with buyers. It serves three core groups. Marketers, (companies and agencies), publishers and video ad networks. As video consumption has exploded so has the need for these groups to produce or offer increased volumes of professional, quality video content. Wooshii allows them to do so more efficiently.

Team

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    Lee Machin
    VP of Sales

    Joined JustSearch as Sales manager and quickly rose to Sales Director and then VP of Operations. Successfully built a team that delivered £4.5M at its peak

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    Fergus Dyer-Smith
    CEO (Co-Founder)

    Fergus has been heavily involved in the internet since the very early days. Fergus supplemented his University grant through web development contracts for clients such as BNFL (British Nuclear Fuel Ltd). Five years as COO and co-founder of UK Tour Operator (Outgoing) and Snowbombing the largest snowboarding festival of its kind. Since then he has been an advisor to over 200 startups.

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    Paul Cheetham
    CFO

    Most recently Paul was part of the Just Search Limited board which took the company from a loss making business in 2005 to its successful sale in 2007 of circa £14m. He is now a board member of Getupdated Internet Marketing, a company listed on the Nasdaq OMX First North Premier in Sweden.

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    James Black
    VP Product Development (Co-Founder)

    Creative Director of one of Manchester’s leading web agencies. Founder (along with Sean Wilson) and Technical Director at Defused Interactive, which was one of the first companies in the world to specialise in Viral Marketing. Clients included BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ABC TV and Blackthorn Cider. Built 'The Site With No Name', which received tens of thousands of visitors each day. James focusses on the product development requirements of Woosh

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    Sean Wilson
    Technical Director (Co-Founder)

    A mathematics graduate then Technical Director of one of Manchester’s leading web agencies. Founder (along with James Black) and Technical Director at Defused Interactive, which was one of the first companies in the world to specialise in Viral Marketing. Clients included BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ABC TV and Blackthorn Cider. Built 'The Site With No Name'. Sean focuses on the technical developments required by Wooshii.

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    Permjot Valia
    Chairman

    Former sales and marketing director at Ernst and Young. Co-founder of Flight & Partners, a business recovery fund. Co-founder of Mindful Scientific a company solving the problem of diagnosing brain injury. Founder of MentorCamp Canada’s leading start-up mentor program. Angel investor in 23 start-ups.

Advisors

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    Brabners Chaffe Street
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Sedulo Accounting Group
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    John Spooner, Permjot Valia, St Helens Private Equity, Hamish Williams|Nick Van Gruisen, Mark Hawkes
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    Timo Ewalds, Mike Sikorsky, GetUpdated plc
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