Founding Team

Andy Pardoe

Group CEO

Professor Andy Pardoe is the founder and managing director of Pardoe Ventures, a specialist AI consultancy that helps UK based AI start-ups to accelerate their innovation, growth and business success on the global stage. Pardoe Ventures’ consultative approach is underpinned by its funding, business and technical advisors and partners that enables the next generation of AI entrepreneurs to scale up for success. Andy works only with the best AI start-ups, from idea to seed to Series A, and partners with founders to help their businesses grow.

Andy is an experienced CTO and CEO, having worked across a number of industry sectors. He has over 25 years expertise of global change programmes delivering complex technical transformations including, Enterprise Scaled AI delivery and commercialisation. His focus is on driving client adoption and demonstrating the value to clients of applying intelligent solutions within their technology landscape. Previously, he was Principal Director for Artificial Intelligence at Accenture Digital with a focus on delivery across multiple industry groups including Financial Services, Health & Public Safety and Telecoms, Media and Technology.

Andy has knowledge of the organisational, ethical, governance and cultural challenges of AI adoption. Andy is also the Founder of the Informed.AI Group, The AI Knowledge and Community Platform, which includes the Annual Achievement Awards for AI and Neurons.AI, the Professional Networking for AI Practitioners and the AI & Robotics Conference and Directors’ Forums events. He is also host of The AI Future Show, a weekly podcast and monthly live talk show, covering all aspects of AI including Technology, Business, Innovation, Ethics, Start-ups and Careers.

Vasu Karri

Head of Wisdom Medical

Mr Vasu Karri Is a leading Consultant Plastic Surgeon in full time private practice in Yorkshire. He is the founder of The Karri Clinic and Kinvara Private Hospital, and an internationally recognised expert in the treatment of lipoedema.
Mr Karri has a strong background in medical research and published numerous scientific papers. His interest in MedTech started with the development of a virtual reality environment to teach open surgery, a project he started with the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Mr Karri is on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register for plastic surgery, certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in plastic surgery and a member of British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).