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Tec2i Partners Announces Two Senior appointments
Thu, 16th Feb 2023
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Tec2i Partners, the growth advisory service to early-stage technology companies, has announced the appointment of two new senior partners. Bulent Osman will be the Investment and Strategic Growth Advisor, and Julia Payne will be the Digital Marketing Advisor. Tec2i founder, Mark Stephens, says that both Osman and Payne have extensive experience working directly with early-stage technology companies that are scaling at pace and aiming to raise institutional funding.

Osman was introduced to Stephens a few years back by Mercia Ventures as a potential investor and advisor to Smart Recruit Online, Stephens' former company. He impressed the executive team at Smart Recruit Online with his business acumen, pricing strategy, and recruitment of experienced SaaS salespeople. Stephens says he was excited about working with Osman again and is already benefiting from his contributions and extensive knowledge.

Payne was introduced to Stephens more recently by an angel investor they both knew. Stephens says that early-stage companies are seriously challenged from a marketing perspective, and bringing someone with Payne's experience of working with early-stage technology companies and a solid agency marketing background makes complete sense.

Tec2i is positioning itself as a growth advisory service to early-stage technology companies that are looking to raise capital. By blending strategic growth and continuing to advise post-investment, it is hoped that Tec2i will be seen as a comforting presence by investors. Osman says that founders and executive teams find it difficult to manage product, growth, retention, governance, the team, and capital needs. Tec2i aims to provide highly experienced individuals who have completed the entrepreneurial journey at least once, to help founders raise capital, guide them on how best to spend it effectively, meet their growth objectives, and get in shape for the next round of funding.

Stephens says there are more senior appointments to come in the next few weeks. Tec2i is putting together an impressive network of highly experienced individuals, all of whom have completed the entrepreneurial journey at least once, to help early-stage technology companies scale at pace and raise institutional funding.