• Newsquare

    Supporting startup founders, boards, and investors

    Newsquare supports startups by directly advising the founder, or advising the board. The roles are as a non-executive director, board advisor, or acting co-founder.


    The three roles differ in their emphasis and focus. Non-exec is a legal function, with responsibilities to the investors and other board directors. A board advisor supports the board and founder as a team, and acting co-founder works directly alongside the founder in the role of a co-founder.


    A non-exec or board advisor role can be on behalf of the startup or of its investors. Acting co-founder is typically working directly for the co-founder, with responsibility to them rather than to the board or investors. This enables the founder to open up and get help on difficult internal problems in private.

  • Case Studies

    Previous projects by Newsquare


    Brickowner is a Fintech startup that provides investor management services for property asset managers.

    Roles: Co-founder & Director

    Novum Insights

    Novum Insights is a market analytics company using big data analytics and analysts to produce in depth research into Blockchain and other new technology sectors.
    Roles: Angel investor, board advisor


    Eyoto is a spinout from Aston University's optometry school producing tech for the eye-care industry. It completed a Series A investment in 2017.
    Roles: Former non-exec, angel investor


    Healthforge makes tools for building healthcare apps, and makes products for large Pharma clients.

    Role: Angel investor, advisor

    Hack Partners

    Hack Partners runs innovation programming for the rail and infrastructure industry.

    Role: Chairman

  • About Tobias Stone

    Tobias Stone

    CEO, Newsquare

    Tobias Stone founded Newsquare to bring together expertise relating to innovation, entrepreneurship, accelerators, and ecosystems. The company has worked for large corporates, government agencies, and startups. Tobias completed a PhD in Innovation at the University of Huddersfield, winner of the Times Higher Education University of the Year, and Entrepreneurial University of the Year. He worked as an independent policy advisor for the UK Government’s Cabinet Office advising on government support for technology companies. He was a Special Advisor to the Estonian Government’s e-Residency Program. He set up EyeFocus Accelerator, based in Berlin, and has made angel investments into a number of startups. As a Director of BBFA, he is involved in the adoption of Blockchain by UK Government and industry.