Alex Wilding

About Me

I grew up watching my father build one of the world's largest disco ball wholesalers from the east end of London, which inspired me to think outside of the box and shape my own innovative career path. So, I co-founded London-based startup, Vidicrew; turning crowdsourced mobile phone content into films. We developed a web and app platform and successfully raised grants and SEIS / EIS equity investment. Prior to this, I was part of the co-founding team for RIOT a filmmaking freelancer collective and The London Documentary Network CIC, curating events for documentary enthusiasts in and around London. I am now excited to be Head of Startup Relations for South East Angels, a peer group of high-net-worth investors and former founders. We are on a mission to make the South East startup scene thrive by creating more investment opportunities in that area of the UK. Alongside this, I sit on the advisory board for a few exciting, social impact startups. As an entrepreneur, I have won awards and participated in various accelerator programmes. I am an educated and experienced filmmaker with degreeā€™s in Media Production and Professional Broadcast Techniques. I have a keen eye for documentary format and creating character pieces. I also completed a master's degree in Psychology, for which my thesis was published. Later I progressed to qualify as a BACP child counsellor using the arts, I have vast experience working with children and young people. I always strive to transform self-doubt into belief and I am an advocate for mental health, particularly in the workplace. I believe work should be more fulfilling than not. With this philosophy, I facilitate mental health support sessions for founders and entrepreneurs, please contact me to find out more about this.