As an active angel investor for nearly 15 years, I have personally invested in 76 startups and was named UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15 and angel investor in the most successful Exit of the year 2021 by EBAN in Cork.
For two years, I was President of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) – the trade body representing the early stage investor and startup community throughout Europe and have now joined the President Emeriti advisory council.
I am a board member of the Global Business Angel Network (GBAN).
Until 2019, I was chair of the board of the Cambridge Business Angels (which invested over £45M in 2019) and am an Investment Director of Martlet Capital – a VC that I co-founded in 2011. I’ve led 30 investment deals and am currently a non-executive director of two angel-backed technology start-ups, plus a board observer of seven others. I’ve been a director on over 40 boards.
After studying Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, I founded fourteen businesses in technology and construction.
I have mentored many hundreds of entrepreneurs and am a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School and a Freeman of the City of London. I am chair of Camentrepreneurs and was Policy Portfolio Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses.