|Type of investor||Accelerator|
|Typical investment size||$25,000 - $50,000|
|Typical investments in a year||10|
|Investments made||GPM, Peekabu, Insportive, Biolayout, Syndicate Content|
I want to be my own boss, and be in control.
Danny is Managing Director of New Media Partners; founder of Up Accelerator, co-founder of Insportive; and Chairman of four23. I was CEO in a ground-breaking online B2C download channel joint venture with Nokia.
I have had 3 successful exits and over 25 years’ experience working with companies and organisations across software, media, technology, communications and telecoms in projects including corporate strategy, venture investment and hands-on interim management.
I have an extensive international network and a track record of helping digital media and technology businesses make money. Because of that experience I have become expert in accelerating the growth of venture-backed start-ups or new ventures within “market-making” corporations.
I have also operated at the highest level of regional and national politics and have succeeded in securing political goodwill and significant funding for numerous initiatives.
I have applied that mix of commercial success, political nous and highly honed dealmaking skills to drive success in the business of creative placemaking. I led New Media Partners’ work in the planning and delivery of large scale “media city” developments at MediaCityUK, Twofour54 in Abu Dhabi, Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Bristol’s Harbourside, London's Olympic Park, Corridor Manchester, The Sharp Project, Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, Jeddah's KAEC, Dubai's Internet City, Brisbane's Creative Precinct and Singapore's Mediapolis.