Weekly Newsletter #63: Investment Opportunity: Vitae London

Investment Opportunity: Vitae London



 Hey BYP Network,


Have you always wanted to support an organisation that makes a difference? 


Interesting in investing in a black-owned business that gives back?


Today, we're delighted to be using our platform to share this brilliant opportunity to support William Adoasi, 28 year old entrepreneur and founder of watch brand Vitae London.



Vitae London is an emerging watch brand, Vitae is Latin for life and their mantra is to be the fashion brand changing lives - with each watch they sell they help support a child through education across Sub-Saharan Africa. Since launching 3 years ago they’ve sold in over 30 countries, had the likes of Richard Branson endorse them, distributed over 2,000 items of uniform and over 100 solar lights to children in need.

To date they had totally bootstrapped the business and recently secured investment from VC firm, Backstage Capital. Since community has always been at their core they’re giving the community the opportunity to come in on the round with Backstage and for a limited time also own shares, so as they succeed you can profit also.


Shares can be purchased from the platform ‘Seedrs’ - Click the link here for more information and to invest.



Wondering what else we have for you this week?


Our BYP conference tickets are selling fast, so make sure you secure your tickets below. We'll announce a very special guest this week so keep your eyes peeled!


We have our new book of the month and it's a Merky Books title! Read below to find out more. 


We've got a new role as Growth Marketing Executive at BYP! We've also got new roles at  Accenture, D S T L and many more brilliant organisations.


 Let's Help to Grow Each Other!



Do you work in HR or Learning and Development?
Secure your employee's delegate conference tickets now!



Our BYP Senior Leadership Conference agenda is now live! Check out the panels, workshops and talks we'll have on the day here.


Confirmed speakers now include: 
Trevor Phillips, Deputy Chairman, National Equality Standard
Dom Carter, Chief Commercial Officer, News UK (The Sun, Times etc)
David Villa-Clarke, Director, DVC Wealth Management
Andrew Pearce, Managing Director, Accenture
Andy Ayim: Managing Director, Backstage Capital
Pamela Hutchinson, Global Head of D&I, Bloomberg
Mike Sherman, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, BT
Renee Hunt, Director, Sky
- Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG
Andrew Fairbairn, SEO London
Darren Tenkorang, Founder & CEO, Trim-It
- Suki Fuller, Founder, Miribure

Confirmed companies include PwC, Accenture, Deloitte, BT, Airbnb, Soho House, Bloomberg, The Guardian, and many more to be announced.

Secure your attendance now!


Want to attend? Did you know your organization can sponsor your ticket? Corporates are paying to send delegates so make sure you speak to your HR!  Are you unsure about how to do this? 

Fill in the form here.


Are you a student? We're offering 60% off standard tickets.

Contact us to receive a special link to book.




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Want to help us? Can you connect us to your employer? We're seeking HR, Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding + Diversity & Inclusion Employees!


We want your company to exhibit at our leadership conference! With over 800 black professionals in attendance, this is the chance for your organisation to engage with our black senior leaders, talent & other innovative companies who believe in diversity and inclusion.


Fill in our form here & we'll send you an email template to forward on. 

For every successful referral, we'll pay you £100!


BYP Book of the Month
Taking Up Space by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi



This month, we've got our first Merky Books title on the BYP Book of the Month list and it comes from Cambridge graduates, Chelsea and Ore, who have written the ultimate 'black girl's manifesto for change'.


From relationships and self-love to navigating white spaces, fitting in and tackling institutions such as higher education, Taking Up Space is an important read for our times.


Read our review here.