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Venntro Chairman Ross Williams to speak at Like Minds Innovation and Ideas Festival 2016

22 August 2016

London: Ross Williams, founder and Chairman of Venntro Media Group, Europe’s largest privately-owned online dating business will be speaking at Like Minds Innovation and Ideas Festival next month. Williams will discuss how he built Venntro to achieve annualised revenues of £50 million a year without a penny of external investment.

Williams founded Venntro Media Group back in 2003 with his business partner Steve Pammenter. With no external investment, they have grown Venntro into a multi award-winning business with a diverse portfolio of internationally recognised brands such as Smooch.com, JustSingles.com and its core product – White Label Dating.

Venntro is part of the Tech City Future Fifty programme and is one of the LSE’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. Venntro powers over 25,000 dating sites across nine brands with over 55 million members, Venntro has reached annualised revenues of £50 million.

Like Minds Festival of Innovation and Ideas will be attended by some of the UK and Europe’s most respected entrepreneurs, including Mark Adams, Vice, and Tiffany St James, Transmute, to discuss the most innovating thinking and doing in business today. The discussion topics will range from how to scale up your business, to the latest strategies and tools in marketing and social media.

On being asked to speak at the Festival, Williams commented:

“I’m really excited to be speaking alongside the likes of Minter Dial, Board Director at Lastminute.com, and Nicole Yershoni, Founder of Ogilvy Digital Innovation Lab. Brexit came as a shock for a number of entrepreneurs, so it’s inspiring to see a conference focusing on future growth and what we do next, rather than concentrating on the negatives. I’m confident that together, we can do the best we can to build a stronger economy. Like Minds are doing great work.”

Like Minds commented:

“Like Minds is the perfect environment to engage and network with some of the UK and Europe’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders. We’re delighted Ross is attending our event to discuss growing his business. He has a fantastic story to share that we believe will be valuable for new and experienced entrepreneurs alike.”

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About Venntro Media Group Ltd

Founded in 2003, Venntro is the award-winning global media group that connects people to a life they’ll love through dating, lifestyle and social networking technology. Providing services to over 55 million consumers worldwide, Venntro operates in all major English-speaking territories and achieves annualised revenues approaching £50 million.

With a diverse portfolio of internationally recognised brands, businesses operating under Venntro include Smooch.com, JustSingles.com and White Label Dating – an award-winning platform allowing brands and entrepreneurs to power their own branded online dating sites. Venntro is part of the Tech City UK Future Fifty programme, is a City A.M. Leap 100 company and is one of LSE’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.