The True Altitude Team
Darko Atijas: CEO
Based in London, Darko is a professional investor specialising in Enterprise Mobility, Supply Chain Technology, E-Commerce, FinTech and SaaS. Darko has significant experience managing international operations, corporate development and expansion of high growth tech businesses.
A sought-after advisor, Darko consults on growth, commercial acquisition/sale, logistics, capital structuring, networking and introductions, and is a popular speaker on industry topics across the board.
During his fruitful career, Darko has invested in and supported the exit of several high profile software businesses, most notably:
- Trade sale of Temando.com to Quadient.com for £70M
- Trade sale of EKM4.com to Techdata.com for a confidential amount, leading to an investor return of 300%+ in <2 years
Having managed large teams, multi – million pound deals, marketing and channel programmes, product launches and representing several businesses at board / executive level, Darko is a highly experienced professional. Currently, Darko sits on the board of a number of client and portfolio companies, including Detected, Rocketseed, Gophr, and Narvar.
Dorian Kouider: CFO
As Finance Director, Dorian plays a fundamental role in True Altitude’s ability to scope out and execute deals. Dorian is a seasoned finance professional with extensive experience in the European B2B SaaS Ecosystem, Retail, D2C and Manufacturing sectors.
Over the past 3 years, Dorian has demonstrated a strong capacity to originate, assess and execute deals within the venture debt ecosystem, as demonstrated by:
- FY18 – Lead Financial Analyst on 67 Deals (average deal size £1.5m | c. £100m transacted)
- FY19 – Investment Manager on 39 Deals (average deal size £4m | c. £143m transacted)
- FY20 – Principal on 16 Deals pre Covid-19 – (average deal size £4.4m | c. £70m transacted)
Dorian has built a strong network of investment professionals, from Credit Committees to Partners both in the Venture Capital and Venture Debt European scene.
Arnold du Toit: Corporate Development Director
Arnold has an outstanding background acting as a Brand Ambassador, NED and Advisor to D2C, B2B Hardware and Data-Driven Technology Platforms, as well as specialising on Mobility as a Service, Last Mile EV, and the Luxury Sector.
Notably, Arnold has dedicated over a decade to developing smarter EV technologies in mobility, where he was behind the world’s first revolutionary hop-on golf trolley, Rolley, which is now being used to apply his platform and IP to other sectors.
Arnold is also founder of a number of successful companies, from Little Van Co and F&B refurbished micro-bars to Venture Studios, which specialise in talent and building innovation teams and micro-businesses at scale.
Jack Lomax: Operations Director
Our Jack of all trades, Jack Lomax is an operational one man whirlwind. Analytical and critical thinker by nature, but highly motivated and responsive by practice, Jack has a broad range of experience spanning multiple industries.
Jack spent 6 years in the UAE working on some of the country’s most prestigious projects, Yas Island Marina Formula 1 Hotel, Ferrari World, The Paris Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi, The Abu Dhabi Investment Council Buildings and The Dubai Mall. He then moved to the USA to work at an environmental start-up focused on work within US Government Agencies, disaster relief in Puerto Rico and various private sector projects.
Working at several B2B and B2C tech startups, his most recent role was as Head of IT & E-Commerce at a high-end London boutique interior design company, where Jack looked after E-Commerce, Operations, Supply Chain and Online Presence of the company.
Martha Horrox: Marketing & Partnerships
Martha heads up Marketing and Partnerships at True Altitude, and takes the role of Programme Manager on the Slingshot arm of True Altitude.
Martha is experienced in marketing, business development and project management, and is a highly organised, adaptable and communicative individual by nature. The skills developed while gaining her degree in Business Management and in the wider working environment have aided her ability to deliver a high calibre of work at all levels.
Martha’s main projects lie within marketing for True Altitude and our portfolio of clients, project management and internal and external communications.
Dom Fraser – Shaw: Project Management
Dominic is new to True Altitude, having recently left the Royal Navy as the Head of Logistics onboard nuclear submarines.
An experienced project manager, with an eye for technical information, Dominic is utilising and further developing his skills in the private sector.