Smallspark Space Systems TiE London 2020 Runner Up

TIE London 2020

Smallspark Space Systems was today the runner up at the TiE London 2020 investment event, hosted at the prestigious Lansdowne Club in Central London.

Smallspark founders Joseph Ward and Roderic Van Hoof were runner’s up in the event, pitching both Smallspark’s Software and Hardware ventures to a series of highly experienced judges. The company lost the 1st place spot to Untied (, an exciting new app designed to simplify tax returns for the self-employed.

Thrilled that Smallspark was a runner up in the TiE London 2020 startup competition. Considering I was rather ill in hospital 48 hours prior, I am over the moon! Roderic and I gave it all we had and we’re phenomenally proud of what we achieved. It was fantastic to meet all those at the event, and we are planning to stay heavily engaged with TiE long into the future.

Joe Ward, CEO of Smallspark Space Systems

TiE Angels is one of the largest and most active angel groups in Silicon Valley. Part of TIE Silicon Valley, TiE Angels brings together promising early-stage companies and exposes them to serial entrepreneurs, high tech executives, and other professional investors — and has led to many successful exits as well as follow-on funding (series A, B, C).

TiE Angels and its 150+ active members leverage TiE’s global network of over 60 chapters around the world, to help portfolio companies meet the challenges of scaling into successful enterprises.


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