About Vestd

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What is Vestd?

Vestd is the first and only regulated share scheme platform for UK SMEs. Founders (and other professionals) use it to design, launch and manage share and option schemes.

We are incredibly passionate about sharing ownership. Research has consistently shown that giving people a slice of the action increases their happiness, loyalty, productivity and performance. 

Progressive founders know this and many offer equity to employees as part of the compensation package.

Traditionally, it has been a complex and costly process, but we built Vestd to make things as easy and cost-effective as possible.

Why choose Vestd?

Our platform is the modern way to share ownership with your team. It is comprehensively integrated with Companies House, which makes it the only fully digital share scheme platform in the UK. 

All customers have access to our core features: digital equity management, the ability to issue shares and options instantly, a real time cap table, legal docs, the option scheme designer and shareholder dashboards. 

Customers receive support from our team of specialists, who will help you to design a best in class, tax-efficient share scheme.

We have schemes for employees, NEDs, advisors, and anyone else who is critical to the success of a business, and we're big on conditional equity (you can set milestones for people to reach before the shares or options are released).

If all of that has piqued your interest then book in a free share scheme consultation and let's talk equity.

Interested in joining our team? We're hiring!

Our founders...

Ifty Nasir

Ifty Nasir

Throughout his career, Ifty has seen that better businesses are built when all those helping to build them, are truly vested in their success. He believes that ownership of a business should not be restricted to those who have cash to invest, but also available to those creating success through their efforts and contribution. That’s why he’s so committed to building Vestd, removing the cost and complexity that prevent so many from benefiting from the ownership effect, and us all benefiting from the great businesses it can facilitate.

Naveed Akram

Naveed Akram

Naveed passionately believes in the power of sharing ownership and that businesses who do, create happier, more effective workplaces. Where those within them have a greater sense of agency, purpose and a fairer share of the rewards their creative work helped produce. Vestd is his way of helping others build more successful businesses.

Our team

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Arthur Guy
Arthur is a software engineer, busy creating the infrastructure UK companies depend on to distribute and manage their equity.
Rachel Krish
Rachel Krish
Rachel takes care of business development. Ensuring we spread the word about ownership, whilst staying true to our values and principles.
Tiago Silva
Tiago Silva
Tiago is a developer and designer and the man behind the illustrations at Vestd.
Lynn Sollors
Lynn Sollors
Lynn leads customer success. She’s creating a dream team who ensure our customers are always delighted and successful.
Simon Telling
Simon Telling
Simon is a Director at Vestd. He’s developing the new standard for how UK businesses give shares to their team.
David Townsend
David Townsend
David is a software engineer, working tirelessly to create an industry leading experience in the Vestd app.
Johanna Gale
Johanna Gale
Jo is part of the customer success team at Vestd. She dedicates her days to ensuring our customers are happy.
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Chris Lake
Chris is Head of Marketing.
Yaroslav Kinebas
Yaroslav Kinebas
Yaroslav is a Valuations Analyst on the customer success team, working to make our customers’ lives easier.
Steve Palmer
Steve Palmer
Steve is a software engineer, focused on maintaining and expanding the Vestd app to serve our customers’ needs.
Alan Clarke
Alan Clarke
Alan is a Business Development Manager at Vestd.
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Stewart Robb
Stewart is a Business Development Manager at Vestd.
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Jemma King
Jemma is Vestd's Brand Manager.
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Jack Moreau
Jack is a Customer Success Associate.
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Becky Pollard
Customer Success & Implementations.
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Hari Depala
Hari is a Valuations Analyst.
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Hannah Mansfield
Hannah is a Business Development Manager.
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Lauretta Wozniczko
Lauretta is Product Manager.
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Grace Henley
Grace is Content Marketing Executive.
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Josh Luter
Josh is Growth Marketing Manager.
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Lee Black
Lee is IT Support at Vestd.
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Angelo Fagiani
Angelo is a Valuations and Customer Success Associate.
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James Schembri
James is a Customer Success and Valuations Associate.
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Ethan Livingstone
Ethan is a Customer Success and Valuations Associate.
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Azra Nasir
Azra is HR Lead at Vestd.
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Alicia Payne
Alicia is General Counsel.
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Emily Williams
Emily is HR Advisor.

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