We help businesses setting up or expanding to the UK enter the market

This may be in the form of an individual entrepreneur hoping to take advantage of London’s dynamic tech scene and moving to the UK under a start-up or innovator visa. It may also be an established international business looking to open a rep office or relocate to the UK

We also support international companies already established overseas looking to take advantage of the UK's vibrant business and financial ecosystem

Our offering differs from ‘traditional’ business accelerators. All of our staff are multilingual and each of our founders has started a business overseas. As a result, we have a genuine understanding of not only the bureaucratic obstacles that people inevitably face when taking this significant step but also the emotional ones

We approach each client with cultural sensitivity that is hard to find in organisations that focus purely on the administrative side of startups and lack an understanding of the unique perspective an international outlook can give a new venture

Board of Directors
Charles Swain
Charles has a background in sales and digital marketing and has worked in a wide range of business sectors including logistics, finance and law. He trained as a business analyst in 2018 and is an associate member of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT). His expertise covers requirements engineering, business & data modelling and strategy analysis.
Charles Swain
Charles has a background in sales and digital marketing and has worked in a wide range of business sectors including logistics, finance and law. He trained as a business analyst in 2018 and is an associate member of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT). His expertise covers requirements engineering, business & data modelling and strategy analysis.
Gabriele Schiavone
Gabriele is a Chartered Accountant with a broad exposure to corporate reorganisations, financial transactions and cross-border expansion. He is a member of the Board of Directors of various companies in the financial sector, business management, food, energy and digital marketing with a combined turnover of over
£100 million.
Gabriele Shiavone
Gabriele is a Chartered Accountant with a broad exposure to corporate reorganisations, financial transactions and cross-border expansion. He is a member of the Board of Directors of various companies in the financial sector, business management, food, energy and digital marketing with a combined turnover of over £100 million.
Maria Swain

Maria has an extensive background in the tech industry having worked in startups as well as a multimillion dollar tech giant. Her experience includes IT project management, L&D, UX design and web development.

Maria Swain

Maria has an extensive background in the tech industry having worked in startups as well as a multimillion dollar tech giant. Her experience includes IT project management, L&D, UX design and web development.

Simone Stasi

Simone brings years of innovation expertise to Structura. With an educational background in engineering, Simone began his professional career working in Turin for Fiat Chrysler. After working for various consulting boutiques in several сountries, he joined SGS Partners in the UK as Principal and Head of BD.

Simone Stasi

Simone brings years of innovation expertise to Structura. With an educational background in engineering, Simone began his professional career working in Turin for Fiat Chrysler. After working for various consulting boutiques in several сountries, he joined SGS Partners in the UK as Principal and Head of BD.

Investment Committee and Equity Partners
Ben Wells
Ben Wells is a solicitor advocate and a fluent Russian speaker. The majority of his work is focused on Russian-speaking business. Ben is often found in Moscow and the former Soviet Union and is the founder and chairman of RusFor (the Russian Speaking Legal Professionals’ Forum) the UK’s Russian speaking lawyers’ network.
Claudio Grassi
Claudio is an expert in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He's an adjunct lecturer at the University of Lugano (SUPSI) and trainer at Digicomp in Zurich on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He's been part of several ICO projects as well as other decentralized crowdfunding initiatives.

Duccio Zambrini
Duccio is an entrepreneur and a former salesperson, manager, and FX specialist at Bloomberg L.P. He is a polyglot and a business developer and a keen networker and very well connected within the London community. His main assets are commercial acumen, creativity, passion, and focus on tangible results.
Ben Wells
Ben Wells is a solicitor advocate and a fluent Russian speaker. The majority of his work is focused on Russian-speaking business. Ben is often found in Moscow and the former Soviet Union and is the founder and chairman of RusFor (the Russian Speaking Legal Professionals’ Forum) the UK’s Russian speaking lawyers’ network.
Claudio Grassi
Claudio is an expert in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He's an adjunct lecturer at the University of Lugano (SUPSI) and trainer at Digicomp in Zurich on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He's been part of several ICO projects as well as other decentralized crowdfunding initiatives.

Duccio Zambrini
Duccio is an entrepreneur and a former salesperson, manager, and FX specialist at Bloomberg L.P. He is a polyglot and a business developer and a keen networker and very well connected within the London community. His main assets are commercial acumen, creativity, passion, and focus on tangible results.

Team

Inga Kot
Inga brings on years of experience in Product Design, Graphic Design and UX/UI design. She has worked in various international companies and startups, in different fields, such as social networks, fintech and real estate.
Inga Kot
Inga brings on years of experience in Product Design, Graphic Design and UX/UI design. She has worked in various international companies and startups, in different fields, such as social networks, fintech and real estate.
Philip Sheiman
Philip started working in IT in 2006 as a frontend developer. he worked with masha and stas in the past and joined heliotrope digital as a senior full stack developer in 2020.
Alex Swain
Alongside studying for an MSc in International Business, Alex works as an analyst and researcher for Structura Ventures. She has in-depth knowledge of accounting for small businesses and HR. She is also fluent in Swedish.
Philip Sheiman
With over 15 years' experience in the IT, Philip started working with Structura as Technical Architect in 2021. His expertise covers web and mobile development across a full technology stack.
Alex Swain
Alongside studying for an MSc in International Business, Alex works as an analyst and researcher for Structura Ventures. She has in-depth knowledge of accounting for small businesses and HR. She is also fluent in Swedish.