London, 4th January 2024 – Top 5% B Corp, SKOOT, a pioneering climate tech company, announces the appointment of Ashish Devi-King as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. This strategic appointment marks a significant milestone in SKOOT's ongoing mission to deliver in-the-moment sustainability solutions for the hospitality and experience industries.
SKOOT has established itself as a pioneering force in the climate technology landscape, focusing on real-time sustainability solutions. Following a successful year of partnerships with leaders such as Oracle, Oracle GloriaFood Coventry Building Society Arena, SKOOT stands at the forefront of sustainable innovation in the hospitality industry.
Commenting on the appointment, CEO and Co-Founder, Greg Gormley said
“Bringing Ashish Devi-King on board as our new Chair is a pivotal moment for SKOOT as we embark on 2024. Ashish's impressive background in raising almost $25m in equity funding for tech startups and guiding early-stage companies in their growth journeys means he will be invaluable as we enter our next expansion phase. His support for SKOOT right from its inception demonstrates a deep understanding of who we are and our overall mission.”
Ashish Devi-King, who founded advisory firm Ridgeback Partners, said:
"I am honoured and excited to take on the role of Chair at SKOOT. Strong equity stories with planet-positive Missions are of immense importance to me and SKOOT is a clear first-mover driving carbon reduction and awareness across the hospitality space. It is no surprise that the likes of Oracle have partnered with SKOOT. I look forward to working alongside a team I’ve supported as an early investor, and building on our recent achievements as we drive towards our Series A."
Devi-King's appointment is set to bring a fresh perspective and innovative strategies to SKOOT. With the hospitality industry increasingly focusing on sustainability, his expertise in investment and fundraising is seen as key to scaling SKOOT's operations and cementing its status as an industry innovator in 2024 and beyond.
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