After 40 years in industry, mainly in FMCG and pharmaceuticals supply chain and R&D, I have deep knowledge of bring new products to market, working and collaborating with large corporations, optimising supply and manufacture, Typical areas I can mentor in are:
– pitching to large corporations
– managing new product introduction from idea to post launch
– building a multi-generational pipeline of new products
– product portfolio and lifecycle management
– supply chain in pharma, consumer health / cosmetics
– R&D in consumer health
I’m a Partner in the Emerging Companies Team at Taylor Vinters, supporting scaling tech companies throughout their life-cycle. I specialise in VC and Angel fundraisings, equity incentives (such as EMI option schemes), company structuring, and commercial and IP agreements.
I can offer support and guidance in relation to:
– preparing pitches to investors
– negotiating term sheets
– getting your company “investment ready”
– employee incentives
– IP protection
I specialise in Developer Relations and Go To Market strategies for products and services targeted at technical audiences. More info: https://www.devrelbook.com/
I can offer guidance on the commercialisation process from business model design to the practical steps required to create a company. My experience covers companies at every stage in their lifecycle and in many industries, including deep tech in Cambridge and elsewhere.
Throughout my career I have supported SMEs in accessing grant funding for innovative R&D projects from a wide range of sources both domestically and overseas. This includes popular programmes such as Innovate UK’s Smart Competition, Horizon Europe and its predecessors and the European Innovation Council’s Accelerator programme. My key aim is to help SMEs build their innovation management capacity and successfully commercialise new products and services.
I run an award-winning brand, PR and marketing company (the only one listed by the industry for tech in Cambridge). We work predominantly with new tech companies and entrepreneurs. We’re strategically minded so can assist in any of the following areas:
– Developing a brand and brand ethos (including company naming)
– Understanding your company messaging and markets
– Target direct marketing – investors, stakeholders, clients
– PR and Thought leadership – from local to global, online to broadcast
– Using marketing to recruit and retain
We’re also super well connected and can help you network with the right people
For more about us go to cofinitive.com
l offer guidance on Intellectual Property Strategy and work with start-ups to help them protect and commercialise their innovation.
I am an experienced Patent Attorney and have covered a variety of technical fields including computer implemented inventions, physics, electronics, engineering, and medical devices. Over the course of my career I have represented clients in opposition procedures before the European Patent Office, managed substantial international portfolios, and provided freedom to operate opinions as well as wider strategic IP advice.
I am also a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Britain & Ireland.
Started in R&D (Integrated Circuit Design), VLSI Design Manager, Co-founder Arm, VP Sales, VP Sales & Marketing, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer. Angel Investor , Venture Capital, Non Exec Director, Mentor, Business Lectures.
For the past 18 years, I have been advising businesses on design processes and design software best practices. During this time, I have had the pleasure of developing and supporting teams in a wide array of verticals and at varying stages of their business journey from start-ups to multinational environments.
Do not hesitate to reach out if you are seeking a mentor with an engineering/design bias.
I can advise on:
· Commercialisation of new designs
· Engineering business processes
· Design Data and Product Lifecycle Management
· Digital Simulation and Validation
· Team Skills Assessments
· Software Administration