Clearwater is delighted to announce its partnership with Boardwave, Europe’s leading community of software leaders.

Founded in 2022, by software industry heavyweight Phill Robinson, Boardwave’s mission is to accelerate the growth and success of the European software ecosystem and help inspire and develop tomorrow’s software leaders. Boardwave’s exclusive community of founders, CEOs, Chairs, NEDs, and investors already comprises over 1,300 members across the UK and continental Europe.

Clearwater’s deep software sector expertise, combined with its unique position as the largest remaining independent adviser in the European mid-market, means the firm is uniquely positioned to add value to the community and help play its part in redefining the European software ecosystem.


"Boardwave’s mission is to accelerate the growth of the European software ecosystem"


Finn O’Driscoll, Partner and Software Lead, commented:

“It’s rare to find partners who so closely share our mission and ethos. But ever since we first spoke to Phill and Kath, it was clear that Clearwater and Boardwave shared a great many similarities. These include a deep appreciation for how expertise and knowledge sharing can unlock entrepreneurial growth and potential. We couldn’t be more excited to contribute our experience to the Boardwave software community.”

Wes Fell-Smith, Head of Tech & Tech Services, shared:

“We have a passion for tech and the tech ecosystem. At Clearwater, we are wholeheartedly committed to nurturing the full promise of business, because when great businesses prosper, people prosper.”

Phill Robinson, Founder, Boardwave, stated:

“We’re thrilled to have Clearwater join Boardwave as a partner. They perfectly complement our existing advisory partners with their heritage and experience advising founders and scale-ups, representing a valuable addition to the platform for our members.

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