Shaz & Abdul were looking for some tech inspiration as they watched the movie “Minority Report”. They had a Eureka moment and decided to build an advertising screen that changes automatically and recognises people as they walk towards it.
They then spent 18 months of their spare time locked away in their garage, building what they believe to be the worlds first dynamically changing personalised billboard screen.
They knocked on many doors for many months unsuccessfully looking for seed capital. The idea caught Michael Edelson’s eye and after a short presentation he knew exactly how this idea could scale. Together with three of his like minded colleagues, they provided the initial £200,000 required to reach Stage 2.
The investment allowed the technology to be completed and Manchester Arndale shopping centre had the foresight and allowed the system to be demonstrated live in their mall. It was an instant success. Thank you Arndale.
Offer Moments, as it was then called, won 5 awards for innovation including the coveted Prince Andrew's "Pitch@Palace" challenge. They were chosen ahead of 5,000 participants and won the final at St James Palace, hosted by the Prince and attended by HM The Queen.
Michael becomes Chairman and his group makes a follow-on investment to build out the solution.
Michael brings on Paul Althasen to join the board and Paul makes a significant investment. He also adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.
We then worked with the award winning, leading mobile technology group, Apadmi. In conjunction with Apadmi, the board, and founders, a revolutionary idea formed, and the business pivoted into what it is doing today. They were so impressed that they asked if they could invest and bring their special knowledge to the Board.
We came out of stealth with the new idea, announcing the product “bidooh" and initiated a significant roll-out plan and began preparations to put our technology into the initial 100 petrol forecourt screens. Garry Partington, joins the company as CEO to help drive the business forward.
Co-founder - CEO
Ex local government and Internet security consultant worked as a Technical Consultant at Capita Plc which is one of the UK’s biggest government contractors. Was part of the team that built and managed large-scale payment platforms collecting $1.4bn of monthly payments including TfL (Transport for London) Congestion Charging System, BBC TV Licensing and 220 local government payment platforms.
Non-Executive Director, Investor
Served as Executive Vice President of Euronet Worldwide Inc. until 2012. Also served as Executive Vice President and Joint Managing Director of E-pay Ltd subsequent to Euronet's acquisition. Currently serves on the board of Euronet Worldwide as Non-Executive Director.
Chief Financial Officer
A chartered accountant with 15+ years experience in industry, Hannah has worked in marketing and advertising all of her career. From tech PR to one of the UK's leading integrated marketing communications agencies, Hannah brings a wealth of experience with her finance cap on. Hannah is responsible for the financial management and strategy of the business.
An experienced OOH director and sales leader. Ex JCDecaux and ClearChannel which are the largest digital screen owners in the UK. Previously Commercial Director at Titan, Regional Director at Primesight for 10 years, responsible for Sales, Operations and Development.
Chief Compliance Officer
Simon brings 15 years+ experience in regulated UK consumer banking & provides International finance solutions for HNWIs / Companies & Trusts worldwide. Simon is based in Gibraltar which is fast becoming a leading regulatory hub for blockchain ventures and he provides consultancy to ICOs on compliance & banking functions.
Business Development Director
Technology enthusiast and Bidooh believer who has spent his entire professional career within IT industry. 10 years at IBM holding various leadership roles, including account management, crisis management and business development. Currently taking part in expanding the world’s most advance DOOH technology.
Over 15 years in professional software development, Lamaan Ball has full lifecycle experience on multiple and varied projects with roles involving team leading, mentoring, technical architecture, requirements gathering, negotiation with clients, UML designs at all levels and programming.
Outsource Development Team
Apadmi’s extensive design and development team provide skills overlay and software expertise to complement Bidooh’s in-house experts.
John brings 30 years of financial experience to the team. With a background in Corporate Strategy gained from large “Big 4” firms such as Deloitte, he is responsible for the financial planning of the company.A Chartered Accountant by trade, John has managed the financial affairs of companies and HNWIs across the globe. John recently supported a $15M ICO which completed its public offering in under 2 hours.