Serial pre-seed investor and entrepreneur, Raj Dhonota, has today announced plans to partner with Sussex Innovation Croydon. The move comes amid an influx of tech businesses into Croydon, the ‘Silicon Valley of South London’, and will allow Raj and Sussex Innovation Croydon to collaborate in driving growth for both pre-seed startups and SMEs in the area.

The launch will see the addition of a ‘startup studio’ to the working space, which will give pre-seed startups an environment to brainstorm, network and collaborate. The startup studio will help to transform raw ideas into successful businesses, supported by Raj Dhonota’s investment, mentoring, experience and knowledge, all delivered as part of his philosophy for encouraging entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Raj Dhonota comments: “It’s incredibly exciting to be part of the growing tech and business scene in Croydon. I firmly believe that with Igniva’s involvement and my years of experience as a pre-seed investor in the space, together we can be the best stepping stone for hundreds of aspiring young businesses, leading the future for UK entrepreneurs. With its passion for facilitating startups and entrepreneurs Sussex Innovation Croydon seemed like a natural setting for us to achieve this goal.”

Mike Herd, Executive Director of Sussex Innovation, said: “Finance is one of the biggest pain points that many of our members identify when they first come to us. It’s not just about getting funding any way that you can; it’s about bringing in the right kind of investment at the right stage in a company’s growth. We’ve got a great track record of matching businesses with suitable investors who can help them to achieve their full growth potential, but we also have a duty to help our members understand this bigger picture and get themselves ‘investor ready’. We’re confident that Raj will be a huge asset to our community, not just as a successful serial entrepreneur and seed investor, but also for the experience and knowledge he brings from the other side of the table.”

If you would like to speak with Raj Dhonota about possible investment for your business or for any enquiries related to Igniva Digital, Raj can be reached through his website.