LSEG’s Jennifer Thain speaks to Tim Barker, Kooth’s Chief Executive Officer, to discuss how the digital mental health platform’s impressive growth in providing access to early help and intervention for treating mental illness.
As the first company of its kind to list in London, the conversation highlights the company’s focus on sustainable growth, transparency and accountability as key being key to a successful IPO, and why empowering patients with choice and digital access to professional therapies is seen as the answer to unlocking a potential $6 trillion industry opportunity by 2030.
Tim Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Kooth plc
With over 30 years of experience in the B2B software industry, Tim has helped build and scale SaaS industry leaders. In his journey from Software Engineer to CEO, Tim founded Koral, a pioneer in online collaboration (acquired by Salesforce), led EMEA Marketing at Salesforce to scale them to become a billion dollar business, and was previously CEO of DataSift, a privacy-by-design analytics and AI platform, acquired by Meltwater in 2018.
Jenni Thain, Business Development Manager, UK Equity Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange
Jenni Thain is Business Development Manager within the UK Equity Primary Markets team, working with companies from across the country to raise the capital they need to grow their business.Jenni joined the Primary Markets team in March 2020 having previous worked within Group Communications.Jenni has extensive experience within the exchange having supported the groups objectives since 2011, most recently managing the UK Events team. Prior to joining the exchange Jenni studied International Business alongside the Mountbatten programme in New York where she worked for Thomson Reuters.