Our Team


 Raj Ramanandi (CEO)

 Lee Pickrell (CTO)


Raj (CEO) and Lee (CTO) have been running startups together for close to 10 years in the digital media space. Between them they have been involved in exits (Oddschecker.com sold to UK Betting plc and then to British Sky Broadcasting), an IPO (Aqua Online), a failure, and a successful agency (Digital Prophets Ltd). Raj and Lee have experience working in and founding startups from the ground up, as well as experiencing brief stints in private banking and IT consulting for blue chip corporations.

Between them they have a broad range of skills that every startup needs and they hope complement yours. Raj has experience in strategy, marketing, business development, and as a CEO. Lee is a geek. (He doesn't mind us saying that). With his geekiness comes a wealth of technical and product experience, and he is a seasoned CTO.

Together Raj and Lee founded #1seed to help others learn and benefit from their own valuable experiences. At #1seed we love tech, we love startups, we get excited by new and smart ideas. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and offer a lot more to your startup than just money.