Murray Newlands

Entrepreneur, Investor, Business Adviser and Speaker


Murray is a renowned entrepreneur and seasoned Venture Capitalist, currently serving as a Founding Partner at Open Future Technology. He was recognized by The Huffington Post as one of their Top 10 People to Know. His professional journey includes a key strategic role at, where he contributed to a successful fundraising round, ahead of the company’s $4 billion valuation. He also advised the Draper Nexus Network of Things Fund. Previously, Murray was a partner at OnePiece Labs, the web3 division of Uphonest Capital. Now, at Open Future Technology, he leads a web3 and AI-focused incubator while actively engaging with Silicon Valley’s founders and developers. As a contributing writer, Murray has shared his expertise through articles in notable publications such as Forbes, The Guardian, Inc Magazine, Time, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Mashable, among others. Graduated London Met. Univ. with BA of Laws. He gained his Green Card by being recognized by the US government as an “alien of extraordinary ability.” Newlands is the author of “Online Marketing: A User’s Manual” published by John Wiley & Sons. He has also published “How to Get PR for your Startup: Traction” and “Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals”.

Latest Articles

The Era Of Chatbots: How Everything Got Started

You can find chatbots in every window these days. They represent your first contact with teach brand and more and more people are using chatbots for its personal use. But how everything started? Trigger point was a bad experience in customer service sector. People were waiting for so long on #800 phones and selecting from …

All Talk And No Buttons: The Conversational UI

We are witnesses of something new. A year ago, people had just discovered chatbots when they had a big impact on the business world. In fact, chatbots have become the number one tool for interacting with clients, from customer support to bank and retail to hotel reservations and ticket purchasing. Chatbots have had a big success because …

Ways in Which Chatbots are Encouraging Marketers to Use Intelligent Assistance

Even though designed primarily for communication, chatbots can do more than that. Easy to use and cost effective, chatbots are capable of organizing and maintaining entire department section – if you know how to use them. Properly trained, chatbots can be the best employee you have especially if you are in marketing and you know …

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  • "British Digital Marketing Guru"

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  • "Murray Newlands is an Internet-marketing expert, prolific blogger, advisor, teacher and author."

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