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Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2015 Gi Fernando Founder - The Deep Group Gi Fernando is an entrepreneur and an investor. In 2013, he founded The Deep Group which owns, invests in, and manages a group of high-potential technology businesses, particularly in the social media, business services and social entrepreneurship sectors. The Deep group includes businesses such as Free:Formers, a digital training business; LoveThis, a social to do list business; Booking Bug, an online booking and reservation system, the Deep Ventures VC Fund; and Deep Labs. Gi’s career began at 21 when he sold his first entrepreneurial project. Since then he has accumulated experience including five years with HSBC implementing ground-breaking and innovative technologies for the banking group and later setting up Western Consulting in 2002, a digital CRM service helping smaller businesses punch above their weight. His most notable success came when he co-founded Techlightenment with Ankur Shah in 2007. Under Gi and Ankur’s