We are here to change things

We believe that individual capabilities work better outside of traditional companies. We believe an ecosystem of trusted specialists is more effective at delivering innovation at speed.

We are much better at delivering disruptive business models than legacy teams.

Who is driving the ecosystem?

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Marc Dowd

Founder, Director

Marc believes that ecosystems are the way forward. In a world where everyone can contact everyone else, it comes down to being able to trust the new people you meet.

Having worked for 10 years advising some of the world’s largest companies on technology as well as acting as Principal of a CIO Group, Marc realised that what was needed was a better solution: an ecosystem.


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Matthew McLarty

Innovation Director

Playing the role of Innovation Director within the accelerator community, Matthew is focussed on bringing new tech to market. He believes that there are enormous synergies to be unlocked through combining the limitless creativity and agility of startups with well-structured big corporate delivery models.

Matthew is a passionate and highly experienced business developer having spent the past 15 years across multiple sectors including tech and FMCG ranging from startups to large SMEs.


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Andrew Vorster

Innovation Catalyst

The former VP of Technology R&D at Visa Europe, Andrew is a passionate technologist, innovator and disruptor.

His primary activity is global scanning and scouting for new technologies and the companies behind the trends that are disrupting business and shaping consumer behaviour right now. He works with established organisations and start-ups across the world in order to help them envisage the range of possible futures fuelled, accelerated and enabled by technology.


2006

Marc started working as the Principal Advisor for Leaders of $ 1 Billion turnover and above companies in EMEA on behalf of Forrester Research. During this time it became apparent that innovation and change is a very difficult issue for most companies to manage well.

2010

Marc and Andrew start working together while Marc is at Forrester and Andrew is VP of Technology R&D at Visa Europe. Both are passionate about making real innovation and successful change happen.

2012

Matthew successfully takes his disruptive mobile-first startup into sports arenas sector.  Operating in low bandwidth environment with high numbers of users the challenges were enormous.

2014

The connection between innovative startups and large companies widens. Tallent is draining into startups leaving many large businesses just focused on dealing with legacy.

2014

The barriers to disruptive innovation are down. The technology costs are dropping and large companies seem to have lost most of their innovative advantage.

2015

Marc and Matthew met while working on innovation for small companies and startups for Oxford Innovation. Marc, left Forrester Research and started a consultancy “Manage Disruption” focused specifically on disruptive innovation at speed.

2016

PathFinder4 was formed to bring together the resources that leaders at large companies find difficult to find.

2017

Matthew becomes very active on the technology startup funding circuit and identifies a number of disruptive innovations.

We are here to change things

Come and join us…

Contact us at [email protected] and let’s see where you fit in.

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