CAMBRIDGE-BASED TECH ENTREPRENEUR and ANGEL INVESTOR
UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15, charity chair and trustee, mentor and non-executive director (and Dad)
As an active angel investor for ten years, I have invested in over 50 startups and was named UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15.
I'm the Investment Director of the Marshall of Cambridge, Martlet Corporate Angel division, and a board member of Cambridge Angels. I've led many investment deals and am a non-executive director of five angel-backed technology start-ups.
After studying Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, I went on to set up and run small businesses in technology and construction, and become a director of the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring.
Chair of the ideaSpace Accelerator's supporters, I am also a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School and a Freeman of the City of London.
I have spec-built several domestic houses and refurbished many others, including the £1.7 million Cambridge Advice Centre.
I'm also on the advisory board of a social enterprise in criminal justice and have been voluntary chair, treasurer and trustee of numerous charities for over 15 years – the Citizens Advice service, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity and a private sixth form college.
I've invested in over 50 early stage companies. These are largely made up of deep product technology businesses, reflecting my skills and background.
See my portfolio of investments
My 50+ angel investments have passed most, if not all, of my sixteen criteria. So, please don't email for investment unless you know your proposition will be a good fit.
See my investment criteria
Speaking and Judging
I appear regularly on media outlets including Sky News, BBC and Yahoo Startups. I also speak at events and join judging panels in areas relating to technology, entrepreneurship and angel investment.
For media and judging requests, please get in touch