Angus Dent

Angus is responsible for developing the overall policy and strategy of the business and ensuring its delivery by the management team. On a day-to-day basis, Angus is engaged with borrowers, high-value lenders, strategic partners and the management team. It was Angus and Brian Basham who spotted the opportunity to use technology to match those with cash looking for a return with those companies that needed to borrow; that was the genesis of ArchOver. With help from Prof Richard Taffler, Angus roughed out the service that became ‘Secured and Insured’. To help with this Angus recruited Gislen Software (who he’d worked with while at OneClickHR) and together they devised the first workflows. Soon after Ian Anderson and Ted Hurlock joined and took these rough ideas, along with the Gislen coding, and started to build the platform. With the platform nearing completion Robert Jackson joined the team to help commercialise the service. With the first loan about to be facilitated Charlotte Marsh joined to take care of credit analysis and accounting for the growing company. Having co-founded the business Angus continues to lead the ArchOver team and Brian Basham moved on to new projects in early 2016. Angus qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse. He has helped build a number of technology businesses, holding senior directorships in these AIM and TSX listed companies. Angus was CFO of OneClickHR PLC (1999 – 2006), which was sold to ADP. He was CFO of Synchronica (2006 – 2011) followed by CEO of Synchronica (2011 – 2012). Synchronica was also a consolidator, acquiring five other companies within three years and was itself acquired in 2012.  

Articles By Angus Dent

Why tech SMEs should go alternative

17th July 2017 | Angus Dent

Articles Featuring Angus Dent

ArchOver launches automated investment plan

8th October 2018 | George Geddes

P2P lender ArchOver launches new product

17th April 2018 | Ryan Weeks

P2P lender joins bank lobby group

20th July 2017 | Moriah Costa

Can it really be “business as usual”?

19th July 2016 | Ryan Weeks

UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react

24th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks

ArchOver and GapCap Form Partnership

24th May 2016 | Ryan Weeks

ArchOver Strikes £100m Insurance Deal

6th November 2015 | Ryan Weeks

ArchOver Ties Record P2P Loan

17th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks