Owen grew up in rural Essex, before moving to Oxford to study. Prior to True, he briefly worked at Capital Enterprise, assisting in the allocation of European Regional Development Fund grants to support SMEs through the Covid pandemic.
The intersection of True’s unique model and inviting culture made the prospect of working here extremely exciting.
I love feeling that we are constantly at the forefront of innovation and able to directly leverage these innovations to create tangible value across an extremely broad array of varied companies and projects. I suppose the only downside of this is the struggle to keep across the ever-evolving landscape.
Sorare — the NFT fantasy football trading card game. They just raised $680m!
Probably my sisters for always setting my parents’ expectations outrageously high and forcing me to work hard.
Owen’s expertise at True:
Owen gets to work across the Innovation Team’s events programme as well as a variety of exciting projects for our partners, including Warner Bros, Johnson & Johnson, ABF, Direct Wines Diageo, John Lewis & Partners and Primark.
Not a day seems to go by that a New ‘Quick’ grocery operator doesn't raise funds - launching in a new country or forming a new partnership. In just the past few weeks Berlin-based Gorillas has raised $1bn, and launched a partnership with Tesco.
Johnson & Johnson has chosen to work with True to run its LaunchPad process, using its own international network of startups and investors to identify and filter market-leading solutions capable of adding value to one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies.
The John Lewis Partnership has joined forces with True to help source Innovation across its retail and grocery businesses.
“Aarthi is fantastic to work with — she is super friendly, helpful and engaged in everything she is part of. I particularly appreciate her getting involved in our Growth deal flow meetings to ensure we’re well joined-up across True.”
“Robyn is a pleasure to work with, and is an effective team member regardless of the task at hand. She will approach each problem calmly and with a smile. She’s also the life of the party … just wait till you hear her on the mic at 5am!’