Antony is a private investor and property developer.
A former merchant banker, Antony has over 20 years experience in property investment and has successfully built up a portfolio of commercial & residential properties in London.
He worked at UCB Bank plc for 13 years, a specialist French merchant bank, which was part of BNP Paribas, specialising in the UK commercial property market and negotiated the bank’s first offshore lending transaction.
He is a graduate of Kingston Business School and The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Antony has business interests all property related, including a house building company, a property investment portfolio, property developments, ski tourism and a radio station.
Antony now invests in PropTech & FinTech companies and is assisting the Crowd with Us management team to expand and grow.
Non-Exec Board Advisor
Jeff has been a co-founder or Executive Leader of several early-stage high growth technology start-ups over the last two decades. His first company, went from University spin-out to $ 50M IPO in just over five years, and collected numerous entrepreneurial, technology and product awards en-route. He has worked across a variety of industry sectors, developing innovative products for consumer electronics, industrial, medical, utility software, and energy efficiency. As co-founder and CEO of Pyreos, a spin-out from Siemens, he secured international investment from UK, Europe and Japanese investors, whilst leading the company's sales and securing apple and Panasonic as customers.
Jeff has a broad technical knowledge combined with a varied and wide business experience having at previous times held CTO and COO responsibilities.
Robert is a successful business owner and entrepreneur with over 18 years of managerial, tech and marketing experience. He is successful at creating start ups and web platforms since 2001 and leading through all phases of business development, from concept development to product launch. Robert is a Growth Hacker- Digital Marketing Specialist who grew web traffic from zero to 1M users without a marketing budget. He is an SEO expert , adept at creating highly targeted web content. As an award-winning entrepreneur, Robert has always striven to design, produce and implement products that meet his customer’s needs. Being an online business pioneer has ensured that Robert is skilled in online marketing, and in leveraging the power of blogs, online communities and social media platforms. This is done to increase brand awareness and to boost brand loyalty by ensuring that customer focus is always at the heart of what he does.
Rob bought his first property in London in 2002 and in the years that followed continued to expand his portfolio, refurb and develop alongside his day job. Rob is a qualified Master Mariner and has worked on several of the worlds largest privately owned yachts for some of the worlds wealthiest and most influential people, including a senior member of the Saudi Royal Family and former richest man in the world. With over 10 years operational and project management experience Rob is used to running and working alongside large teams and has extensive experience in managing and budgeting multi-million pound projects.
Sara’s background is in Business Development and Marketing dedicated to business grow through increased brand awareness and proactive client acquisition. Having worked with world leading brand consultancies, design studios and property businesses she brings a unique skill set and perspective to the team.
Since 2013, Sara has acquired a small buy-to-let portfolio and co-founded an independent property development business. Working with CWU marries perfectly her love of business, ambitious growth and addressing the needs of the housing market.
Pola is an experienced Content Creator, Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the Online Media Industry. She is also a highly creative contemporary performance artist with a great eye for visual design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts focused in Contemporary Dance from Kingston University as well as the MA in Contemporary Performance Practice from Royal Holloway University, both based in London.
Throughout her career she developed a deep creative drive and a unique aesthetic understanding. Her artistic background as well as the online media experience ensured that she is skilled in creating high quality, visual content for various social media platforms, designing web and marketing materials as well as creating unique marketing strategies and campaigns for different brands and clients.
Head of Property
Brian is one of the UK’s most experienced professionals in underwriting property transactions. He was previously at the United Trust Bank where he was part of the senior management team at UTB Bridging. Prior to that, he contributed to the growth of Octopus Property Finance (formerly Dragonfly Property Finance). While there, he gained a range of experience in underwriting property deals as well as dealing and resolving complex loans and transactions. At the Masthaven Bridging Finance as Underwriting and Operations Manager he managed a team of underwriters to ensure that the team performed to the highest levels. Before his career in finance, he was at Montague Knight. He headed a specialist team that undertook portfolio valuations and as Head of Acquisitions located suitable investment properties to purchase, structured the deals and took them through to completion. Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant during his three year tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys rugby, cycling and spending time with his young family.
Patryk started programming in high school, from there he went on to university, graduating with a degree in Computer Science. Having worked as a professional programmer for a number of years, he is an accomplished PHP developer versed in all popular programming languages with experience in resolving various kinds of developmental problems. He has been involved in various projects, from websites, large portals and e-commerce to the B2B class systems. For the past four years Patryk has been focusing on creating systems based on the Symfony framework.
When not working, Patryk spends time with his family and enjoys hiking in the mountains.
Partner & Head of Corporate and Property Law | Miramar Legal LLP
Paul is a rare breed of solicitor who understands both the corporate and real estate world. He always focuses on commercial solutions and finding the most beneficial solution for his clients. He advises property investors of all sizes from small investors to real estate funds and is an expert in dealing with joint ventures, property finance and all areas of property acquisitions in both the residential and commercial world. On the commercial side he deals heavily with start-ups helping them grow and achieve their goals. Paul is a pioneering lawyer in innovative strategies, has written a book on property contracts and regularly speaks at property events. He is proud to be associated with Crowd with Us.
Partner & Head of Financial Regulation | Memery Crystal LLP
Daniel is a specialist in financial regulation matters. As crowdfunding has grown in importance in the UK as a means of injection of finance into just about anything, Daniel has increasingly become involved with on-line lending and capital-raising services and the way in which they are now regulated by the FCA. Daniel and his colleagues at Memery Crystal LLP assisted with the legal aspects of the build of this web site and the design of the Crowd with Us business model.