By Jill Dando News
Entrepreneur William Beauchamp, 30, qualified for free school meals at Priory Community School Academy (PCSA) in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and is now the founder of Seamless Capital which was recently valued at £100 million.
After PCSA he won a scholarship to go to Cambridge University and later set up his algorithmic firm trading in sports markets—most notably Hong Kong horse racing, but also football and tennis.
William encouraged students to think big and to go for their dreams.
He said “I think it’s very valuable to help youngsters to be more ambitious and see what’s achievable.
“In life I like to set huge, apparently impossible goals, and then to go after them with a team of great people.
“This is why I get up for work every day at 5am super excited: I can’t wait to see how far we get.”
PCSA Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “William has achieved incredible things in just a few years. We encourage every one of our students to dream big.”
CEO of the The Priory Learning Trust, Neville Coles remembers William from his time as PCSA Principal.
He said: “William has shown he is a excellent entrepreneur, creating a world-class company at such a young age. He had such spark and creativity as a student and has used it to tremendous effect in the business world.”
Seamless consists of more than a dozen mathematicians, physicists and engineers.
The team includes two former professional poker players and the best Sudoku player in the UK.