People

We live, breathe and (yes, literally) eat disruption. When not on Upstart business, our core team work on their own projects, enriching their knowledge and experience of new ventures, technologies and sectors. For each project we use an "Avengers Assemble" model to bring the team together with the skills and knowledge you need to answer your question. 

Dominic Pride    Chief Instigator  Dominic is the ringleader of the Upstart movement. His growth chops come from scaling up Shazam and mentoring countless Seedcamp and Friday Club hopefuls. Also bears corporate scars from working in pharma, CE and telcos. Like most things he's involved in, he's in permanent beta.

Dominic Pride

Chief Instigator

Dominic is the ringleader of the Upstart movement. His growth chops come from scaling up Shazam and mentoring countless Seedcamp and Friday Club hopefuls. Also bears corporate scars from working in pharma, CE and telcos. Like most things he's involved in, he's in permanent beta.

Kristin Polman    Head of Health  Bridging the worlds of disruptive startups and the risk aversion of healthcare systems is no mean feat. Kristin Polman does that with ease in all Upstart health projects, thanks to her experiences in research, clinical medicine, corporate communications, scaling and advising startups.

Kristin Polman

Head of Health

Bridging the worlds of disruptive startups and the risk aversion of healthcare systems is no mean feat. Kristin Polman does that with ease in all Upstart health projects, thanks to her experiences in research, clinical medicine, corporate communications, scaling and advising startups.

Troy Norcross    Business Model Ace  Making flows of revenue, value and information clear is a rare talent. Troy doesn't hesitate to use it. Outside of Upstart, Troy educates global banks on blockchain strategies, and delivers insights into business-driven issues. Getting to the root of the problem, Troy asks the right questions leading teams to digital transformation with concrete plans and results - which works for us.

Troy Norcross

Business Model Ace

Making flows of revenue, value and information clear is a rare talent. Troy doesn't hesitate to use it. Outside of Upstart, Troy educates global banks on blockchain strategies, and delivers insights into business-driven issues. Getting to the root of the problem, Troy asks the right questions leading teams to digital transformation with concrete plans and results - which works for us.

Vladimir Frolov    Data Ninja  In rapid strategy development you need someone who knows how to find information fast. Vladimir has a sixth sense about what you're going to need and he's likely to find it 30 minutes before you ask. Effortlessly glides between MedTech, HealthTech AI, robotics, energy, property and anywhere else where disruption is taking hold.

Vladimir Frolov

Data Ninja

In rapid strategy development you need someone who knows how to find information fast. Vladimir has a sixth sense about what you're going to need and he's likely to find it 30 minutes before you ask. Effortlessly glides between MedTech, HealthTech AI, robotics, energy, property and anywhere else where disruption is taking hold.