- business advice
- business models
- cambridge univeristy
- company formation
- data science
- digital simulation
- engineering business processes
- fund raising
- grant funding
- innovation support
- life sciences
- product lifecycle
- product management
- developer relations
- go to market
- high performance teams
Venture Capital Investor
Advice on your business plan and pitching to investors. Help on funding strategy. Suggestions for relevant seed funds.
Customer Development Manager
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
Heavily involved in community project within the Cambridgeshire area, and has strong links within the startup ecosystem, heading up a medtech startup based in Cambridge for a number of years.
I specialise in Developer Relations and Go To Market strategies for products and services targeted at technical audiences. More info: https://www.devrelbook.com/
-Marketing and market research
-Technology (at strategic i.e. planning and road mapping level) within physical sciences and software please, no Bio/Pharma/Wet lab et..)
Oxbridge Angels, Oxbridge Ventures
Connectivity into the Cambridge innovation ecosystem and mentoring
CEO of Life Science & FMCG consultancy
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
Entrepreneur | Advisor | Mentor
I’m highly passionate about the health-tech space, especially the intersection of life-sciences, digital technologies, data sciences and healthcare. I can help with:
– Combining technology, data and customer experience to design impactful products
– Translation of data science, and AI/ML methodologies
– Your product tech stack
– Stakeholder management
Founder of Deep Tech Venture Builder
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.
Advisor to start-ups on growth and exit strategies
I’m an Engineer with experience as founder, CTO and CEO of a high-technology capital equipment manufacturer. I now advise start-ups on strategies for growth and exit. I have connections within the Cambridge start-up community and the University.
I can advise on:
– Creating value propositions
– Developing commercial strategies
– Business planning
– Growing your organisation
– IP Strategy
– Turning prototypes into scalable products
– Exit strategies
Non-Exec, Mentor, Adviser
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.
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 am an experienceed entrepreneur and investor and I have been actively coaching and mentoring in Cambridge for the last few years. My sector experience includes financial services and media (Reuters), engineering (Ricardo, Equinor), education (HE and FE) and technology (AI, Marketplaces, Saas). My topic experience is mostly focused on strategy and marketing and I have lots of experience in early stage fund-raising.
In Cambridge I have worked with the Judge, the IfM and Allia and have supported many startups from idea through to funding.
Fundraising and Equity Incentives Lawyer
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’ve spent much of my career in startups or running corporate innovation teams in established software companies, so I can help you structure your engineering efforts to deeply understand your customers and get those early adopters onboarded. I also have a lot of practical experience on the commercial side – how to sell to larger enterprises, how to price your products, how to establish your positioning.
If you’re already seeing success, I can also help with scaling challenges – hiring and training, organisational design, agile development practices, project and product management.
Happy to work as a mentor, on an advisory board, or as a NED.
UK Wide Ecosystem Manager - Barclays Eagle Labs
Founder, Mentor, Advisor
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
Director | Fellow | Governor | Trustee
High Performance Teams
Intellectual Property Lawyer
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.