I am on my way to apply globel telant visa. I am lead data Scientist and the co-founder of a tech startup. I was the data Scientist of the company, and I was invited to be co-founder after two years collaborations. Now I have been as co-founder for 3 years.
While I am proparig evidentce, I am so uncertain if I am qualified enough to apply this category.
My main concerns and questions are:
- I have no market leadership evidence outside of my occupation in MC. For instance, no public speach nor be a panel or a mentor in a structured program. I know NT has raised their bar recently, not sure if I have only the evidence related to my role for MC would be enough.
- Not sure how to demonstrate imapct when the revenue is not that much as the business is early.
- Is it ok to reuse evidences in MC2&OC1 and one letter in LoR&OC3?
- How much I should put focus on co-founder role in my personal statement? The role is more about identifyinng market gaps and design a solution with clients. I am worried it would dilute the my tech background as a data scientist and I am worried it will confuse panels.
Here are the evidences I prepared. Please review it and see if I miss anything.
- From a CTO of a startup being a series entrepreneur.
- From the President of my previous employer, Company K
- From the CEO of a tech VC. They are one of our VC investors.
- A reference letter from a mart-tech startup CEO in a tech background. The startup is in 500+ program and has raise 2.4M (USD) funding.
- Contract and confirmation for New York incubator, with a reference letter.
- Contract and confirmation lead Fashion company incubator + investment.
- Innovate UK grants, three grants valued £ xxxk
- The co-founder contract and option vesting recording.
- Fundraising record, valuation.
- Innovation: introduction of the solutions + dev record. Explain why this solution is innovative and how I contribute to it. (Forum: Addressing a problem in a new way)
- Three taxonomy of three my products. To support the view of innovation and the how it helps on their business.
- Traction: contract with Client 1, Client 2 Department A, Client 2 Department B, Client 2 Department C. Summary of their value.
- Evidence of employment contract with salary information, including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings. With valuation to prove the high value.
- innovate UK grant proofs. (The same as MC2)
- Solution architecture record + Azure Screenshots + GitHub Screenshots
- A recommendation letter from the current CEO and my co-founder to support point 1.
- Two reference letters from pre-colleagues to showcase how my contribution and leadership have benefited their work.
- An algorithm patent in previous employer Company K
- A recom letter from previous employer Company K (the same one as LoR)
Please review my list and kindly guide me how I can strengthen my profile.
Every thought is appreciated. Thank you very much.