We are Kaiku

At Kaiku, we are more than just a tech company, we harness our expertise and tools to offer a diverse range of services that connect the global SME community.

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Our journey

Our journey began in late 2019 with a clear mission to revolutionise the landscape of accessing early-stage capital and to simplify the path to 'investment readiness' for startups worldwide. Since then, we've been committed to empowering entrepreneurs, private enterprises and governments with the necessary tools and actionable insights to seize opportunities faster.

Our mission at Kaiku is to become the go-to destination for deal intelligence and business matchmaking, providing our clients with actionable insights and invaluable connections. Powered by our flagship Kaiku Platform, we deliver comprehensive services that integrate our technology and matchmaking algorithms with hands-on support from our team to ensure optimal outcomes.

Today, we’re using our experiences and tools to help some of the world’s leading companies. To date, we have worked with over 400 clients ranging from venture funds and family offices to corporate investors, government institutions, accelerators & incubators in over 50 countries across the globe, facilitating cross-border funding connections and fostering global innovation.

Matching accuracy
Quicker decisions
Data points
Improved ROI


We have offices across the UK but our team operates internationally to help our customers across the globe.


Alphaworks, Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street, Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1TT


WeWork, 10 York Rd, London, SE1 7ND

Meet the team behind Kaiku

Alex Balderstone
Co-Founder & CEO
Shanil Shah
Co-founder | Product & Sales
Thomas Salzer
Founding Team & CTO
Trishna Nagrani
Founding Team
Jonathan Ng
Shimya Devakumaran
Machine Learning Analyst
Edward Foxhall
Deals & Business Associate
Jess Pham
Commercial & Strategy Analyst
Demian Netliukh
Junior React Developer
Dean Burnell
Rajiv Shah
Venture Partner
Sid Choksi
Venture Partner


We partner with a variety of businesses and organisations dedicated to the growth of the startup community. Discover our partners or enquire about becoming one.


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