Tom Auld has joined our board as an investor and advisor. To help our remote work startup move into the world of machine learning and beyond.
To help us at Your FLOCK – with his vast range of experience and connections. As you might know (or might not) that Tom studied at Cambridge University. And one of his claims to fame is that whilst at Cambridge Tom was asked to be a graduate assistant to Stephen Hawking!
After working with the famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Tom went on to gain Postgraduate Degrees in Economics and a Theoretical Physics Degree. At Cambridge Tom received a triple first in maths and a PhD in Bayesian Machine Learning. And… it is this machine learning degree and number of connections in the world of AI that he will use to help Your FLOCK to help create positive learning outcomes for their clients.
Tom coming onboard means that Your FLOCK can help more remote workers with learning and development. Based on their values. With a learning path in the future being chosen by a machine learning algorithm. Which will “calculate ” what are the best Your FLOCK Activities for their professional career growth. Which is very much on trend and so it is an ideal time to invest. As serial tech investor Tom says:
“Your FLOCK and the world of work is a place rich in data and potential for machine learning to be used. With more and more people needing scalable tech solutions for the future. It seems like a great time to invest in such a tech startup.”
Tom will be helping Your FLOCK use data and machine learning to create a new learning platform for people whilst they work from home or remote work. Using his experience to supercharge the Manchester tech companies growth for 2021.
And this is just the start as Michal Wisniewski (co-founder and CEO of YourFLOCK) says:
“With £100,000 from Innovate UK***, we are now looking to find further £140,000 from private investment. We have already secured a commitment of £50,000 from GC Angel. And are matching this with investors like Tom joining Your FLOCK. It’s an exciting time”.
With 45% of the UK workforce working remotely today. Your FLOCK is in a good position to capitalize on the new trend. With the next round of investment, the new emphasis into support and learning and development. And with the machine learning expertise from Cambridge investor Tom Auld.
Your FLOCK hopes to have a big social impact on how companies in the NW recruit and analyse their own company cultures in 2021.
As Dan Sodergren CIO for Your FLOCK says:
“Culture / value mismatch costs the UK economy almost £24bn a year due to people leaving and low productivity. Perhaps this, mismatch, is where AI and Your FLOCK can help.”
And the world of remote work might need such helps. As one in every five people lonely when working from home. The feeling of loneliness has an impact on our well-being. Which impacts the bottom line for companies. As new research has found that people feeling lonely at work are 21% less productive.
So helping support people whilst they work from home, with value based activities might just be the tonic the future of work needs.