I'm a full-time Venture Partner in Innovation Nest, backing early stage B2B tech companies across the UK & Europe.
I have a technical background, starting with coding several apps for the Linux Gnome distro for the HP iPAQ. This led to a passion for web development and the founding of several tech companies. I co-founded: MediaCore (education technology, sold to Workday inc), Pusher (realtime messaging) and New Bamboo (web agency, sold to thoughtbot inc).
I'm now proud to be backing ambitious early-stage founders across Europe. Innovation Nest invests €250k to €1M in B2B tech companies. Please reach out to me if you'd like to chat.
My wife and I do our best to have a zero waste household. This means we goto great lengths to recycle everything and buy second hand were possible.
Listening to air traffic control videos is oddly relaxing to me, and when the weather is nice I like to fly first-person view drones.
My interests include:☁️ Web, mobile tech and Software as a Service (SaaS).🤖 AI, deep learning and computer vision.💵 Investing, fundraising, M&A, sales and marketing growth hacking.🏫 EdTech, MOOCs and general access to education and knowledge.♻️ Environment and green energy causes and technology:✈️ UAV/drones and electric aircraft.
Pusher (Board Member, Co-Founder) - Realtime messaging platform.ScreenCloud (Board Member, Non-exec) - Simple Digital Signage for any Screen.Attractions.io (Board Member, Non-exec) - Apps for attractions.
MediaCore (Co-Founder. Acquired by Workday in 2015) - Online video platform for education.New Bamboo (Co-Founder. Acquired by thoughtbot in 2015) - Digital agency.Panda (Co-Founder. Acquired by Xenon in 2013) - Cloud video encoding platform.
Vayu (US) - VTOL drone for rapid humanitarian and medical cargo delivery.Transcriptic (US) - A robotic cloud laboratory for the life sciences.MatterMark (US) - Startup industry analytics.Solar for Schools (UK) - Helping every school have solar panels.ET Index Research (UK) - Helping institutional investors manage risk and maximise returns in a carbon constrained world.HackScience (UK) - Affordable lab automation.