Raising £2M+ from the Crowd & Scaling FAST with Nadeem Sarwar, Founder & CEO of Phlo

Wed, Feb 10, 2021, 6:30 PM (GMT)

About this event

"The future of pharmacy is digital"

This year at Startup Grind, our goal is host the founders of the fastest growing tech businesses in the country to the Startup Grind stage to share insights others can learn from. There's no better way than to kick off that goal than by welcoming Nadeem Sarwar, the Founder & CEO of Phlo.

Phlo is a Digital Pharmacy based in Glasgow and London. In just over a year, Phlo has scaled to a team of over 40, raised £4.5+ million and are now seeing double-figure (%) revenue growth month after month. Most recently, Phlo raised just over £2 million in crowdfunding, allowing them to fuel their future growth.

We'll be discussing how to transition from start-up to scale-up, the future of digital health and the mindset required to compete with the big players.

What you need to know:

Who: Nadeem Sarwar, Founder & CEO of Phlo

When: Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Remo

What Else: A Community of FRIENDLY & ENTREPRENEURIAL People

A little more about our guest:

Nadeem is the founder and CEO of Phlo. He started his career in banking, but his goal was always to run his own startup. In 2014 Nadeem took part in the Saltire Foundation Fellowship Programme with Entrepreneurial Scotland, completing an executive MBA programme at Babson College in the US. While in America, he noticed how far ahead pharmacy delivery was compared to the UK.

The vision was and still is simple: healthcare should be easily accessible and manageable for all.

That vision eventually grew into Phlo – a pharmacy that takes advantage of cutting-edge technology to deliver a service that is truly unprecedented in terms of convenience, accessibly and ease of use.

Community in Virtual Times

Since the success of our 2020 End of Year Social, we wanted to keep things lively and provide a virtual space for connection to catch up with old friends, make new ones and share grand ideas and learnings with each other. With that in mind, we’re excited to invite you to use Remo!

Remo is a virtual platform where you can interact face-to-face and move around a ‘room’ to different tables to meet and talk with other people.

If you’ve not used it before here is a quick introduction to the platform (it’s really easy)!

Ticket Price: This is to help cover the cost of the Remo platform. The SG Scotland team are fully voluntary and host these events to bring people and ideas together.

Join us on February 10th to hear how in just over a year, Nadeem took his company from start-up to scale-up and disrupted digital health in the UK and beyond.


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