Current commercial roles

2016 to date: Investor and board observer, Dogtooth Technologies, robots that select and pick strawberries

2015 to date: Investor and director,
B2B Internet of Things within construction

2014 to date: Investment Committee, Angel Co-fund
£100m government money co-invested with angels

2013 to date Investor and director, Vantage Power
Retrofittable hybrid double decker bus engines

2013 to date: Investor and director, James and James
Multi-channel eCommerce fulfilment

2012 to date: Investor and advisor, Syndicate Room
Crowd equity funding platform

2011 to date: Investor and director, Arachnys
Instant worldwide due diligence

2011 to date: Investment Director, Martlet
Marshall of Cambridge, Corporate Angel Investing

2010 to date: Investor and director, Plumis
Innovative fire suppression systems

1998 to date: Principal, Starfish
Project, sales, marketing and technical consultancy in NfP, IT and healthcare market sectors.

1984 to date: Founder and Director, Camdata Limited
Developer and manufacturer of rugged fixed and handheld peripherals, computers and interfaces. 54,000+ products shipped. Bought Microscribe in 2003. Formed RFIDCAM in 2007. Introduced MeLock in 2010. Integrated ZedCam in 2010. Bought Transtech in 2012.

Previous commercial roles

2010 to 2014: Director/observer, Eluceda, e-Go aeroplanes, Captive Media, Cambridge CMOS Sensors - investments

2010 to 2011: Mentor, Understanding Finance for Business program
Run by St John's Innovation Centre

2007 to 2009: Founder and shareholder, Ept Computing Limited.
Sold at a 15x multiple on investment

2006 to 2008: Sales and marketing director, Equivital.
Ambulatory physiology monitoring products

2005 to 2008: Partner, Starbridge.
Home and garden improvements in/around Cambridge

2002 to 2006: Partner, Parkside Associates.
Property development joint venture

2000 to 2012: Founder and Owner, Starfish Developments Limited.
Five 3-storey town houses. Renovations including Grade 2* listed cottage. £1.6M refurbishment of the Cambridgeshire Advice Hub.

1981 to 1984: Founder, Technical and International Marketing Manager of Gercom GmbH (Bavaria)

1980 to 1981: Software Development Manager of Ulbrich Automation GmbH (Bavaria)

1977 to 1980: Consultant within the Industry Group of Logica plc

1973 to 1974: Retail dogsbody, Dick Smith Electronics Ltd, Sydney, Australia


Best Angel of the World by the World Business Angel Investment Forum in February 2017.

One of the The Maserati 100  (Entrepreneurs who give back to young entrepreneurs)

UKBAA Angel Investor of the Year, 2014/15

Fellow In Entrepreneurship at the Judge Business School in Cambridge

The 10 angels, all entrepreneurs should know

Top 100 Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist, 2013 and 2014

Deal Maker of the year (2011/12) from Cambridge Capital Group