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Trevor O'Hara

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

CEO, One City. Previously Founder and CEO, BlueVentus Ltd.

CEO, One City. Previously Founder and CEO, BlueVentus Ltd.

8 vouches

Involved In


M4 Basecamp
One City Ventures
BlueVentus Ltd




Lead Sherpa/CEO Workabode May 2014 - present
Founder & Chairman M4 Basecamp September 2011 - present
Founder & Chairman One City Ventures September 2011 - present
Founder and CEO BlueVentus Ltd January 2005 - June 2011
Principal The Renarc Group May 2001 - December 2005
Managing Director Witchity Capital Corp 1999 - 2001
Director Sales & Marketing Storm Telecommunications October 1997 - April 1999
Sales and Marketing Director WorldCom 1995 - 1997
Head of Business Planning, Eastern Europe Nortel Networks 1992 - 1994


ESCP Paris Business 1993 - 1994
European School of Management, Oxford Business 1992 - 1994
ESCP Europe Economie 1991 - 1992
University College Dublin 1983 - 1987
Mount Temple 1978 - 1983

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • E-Commerce
  • • Venture capital
  • • Rating
  • • Ranking
  • • Social Media Membership Platform Design
  • • Property Management
  • • Workplace Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I'm a Founder & Entrepreneur. I have a passion for starting my own businesses, being a board member/non-executive director of and investing in highly disruptive businesses that meet the following 4 criteria:

1. The industry must be in the middle ages in terms of development.
2. The business is capable of creating uncontested market space.
3. The business can render competition irrelevant by implementing outstanding customer experience.
4. The business has global and universal appeal.

I've been blessed to have had a career with a strong focus on start-ups. My early career focused on Telecoms and IT and then later on hospitality and aviation start-ups with a high emphasis on customer experience.

I've taken products from early concept through to full commercialisation, and globalisation. As Founder & CEO of my own start-ups, have held many roles, but key skills have always been around leading and inspiring teams in small companies, selling and then executing the vision, getting new customers in the door, leading multi-million pound investment/funding rounds, and taking companies global.

I have been even more fortunate to have lived and worked in over 15 countries, to have picked up a few languages along the way, to have built a fantastic network, and to have met some of the planet's greatest business and creative brains.

And for my sins, I'm writing what I think is turning out to be a book, entitled "Re-Work: How Mobility Is Transforming the Way We Work (And How To Thrive)". Look out for it late 2014.

Specialties: Growing early stage companies, fund-raising/investment, helping early stage entrepreneurs, taking companies global, sales and business development, building entrepreneurial and global teams, customer experience, maintaining world championship status at Connect 4.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

The ideal cofounder is somebody who has worked on previous projects, and knows what it's like to fail - that brings humility, experience and focus. Management experience (meaning you know how to lead and inspire) is absolutely essential. Apart from that - the usual yin and yang - somebody who can challenge and see the other side of things.

As an Advisor

I prefer to work with early stage entrepreneurs - from the moment of decision/inception, through to initial idea and execution, through to Series A. I have a preference for entrepreneurs with global experience/mindset and/or have very strong global ambitions for their product/service.

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Benita Matofska FRSA
They're my mentor  •  Chief Crowdfunder, Compare and Share Ltd and Founder, Compare and Share.
He is an innovator who is not only building a great business but it's a game-changing one. He is changing the future of work. One to watch!
Louize Clarke
We worked together  •  Startup Grind - Reading, Startup Grind and Co-Founder, ConnectTVT.
Heath Kane
We worked together  •  CEO/Founder, Loubilou and Founder, The Kollektiv.
I have deep admiration for Trevor's conviction to build businesses. He is a boundless source of energy and always focused. It's only a matt ... er of time until he breaks big.
Oscar Talvitie
They're my investor  •  Looking for technical cofounder to join an exciting new project within the photography space
Trevor is extremely driven, experienced and persuasive.
Mohamed Ehab
We worked together  •  Founder, Reel Causes and Pharmacist, 'Self-Employed'.
Trevor is such a great mentor who is passionate about everything he does. With years of success in both corporate and entrepreneurial worlds ... , Trevor continues to be a great advisor who has made a valuable contribution to my success.
Dolores Diz Schrader
We worked together  •  CEO and founder at +VALOR.Love to help create brands from the beginning, make them become beloved and profitable.Runner, mother and learner.
Having Trevor as an advisor it means a lot to me. In him I have someone who is emotionally attached to my business, with a lot of experi ... ence and who is always there to help, guide and support. Trevor helps me to develop the confidence I need tom to make difficult but important decisions. He brings a lot of knowledge and experience that I learn from and helps me to move forward without losing the long-term vision. Happy to have him!
Alec Grant
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO of a co-working space and business incubator. Founder & CEO of a software consultancy and tech training academy.
Trevor has a significant amount of both corporate world and start-up experience both from Europe and U.S.A. Along with this, his established ... network of top industry executives and entrepreneurs puts him in a very unique category of advisor.
Per Hovland
They're my friends  •  CEO, Perk Dynamics Ltd and Managing Director, TouchGo Technology Systems Ltd.
Personal experience with investment plans. Clear view on start up requirements. Logical approach to decision making