Board Members

Paul Atherton

Paul co-founded Queensgate Instruments and was MD until its sale in March 2000. He is a past Chairman of Imperial Innovations, current Chairman of Nexeon and a Director of Infinitesima. He is a serial technology investor, has a PhD in Physics from Imperial and is an alumnus and past governor of London Business School.

John Bates

John is an Associate Professor at London Business School where he created and taught the New Venture Development, New Creative Ventures and Managing the Growing Business electives since 1990. He was on the Board of MultiMap before its sale to Microsoft and is on the investment committee of the Angel Co-Invest Fund

Christophe Gailly de Taurines

Christophe is the founder of Capital & Marketing, a leading London-based placement agent for PE and hedge funds. He headed up Real Estate Private Funds at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette, now Credit Suisse where he raised more than €1.9bn. He is the Finance Chair of Westminster chapter of Young Presidents Organization.

Michael Murphy

Michael is a serial investor and chairman with an extensive record of securing exits for founder run businesses. His 17 years of board experience spans traditional media and digital businesses. He is Chairman of TruRating, past chairman of QuidCo and was CEO of Friends Reunited when he sold it to ITV in 2005 for £175m.

Dale Murray

Dale co-founded Omega Logic, a mobile billing platform she grew profitably before a trade sale. Before founding Omega she helped launch Vodafone in New Zealand and integrated SelecTV into Pearson TV. She was 2011 British Angel Investor of the Year and is NED at UKTI and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Shabir Randeree
Shabir is the Chairman of DCD Group. His background is in Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Venture Capital and Banking. He is the Deputy Chairman of Al Baraka Bank South Africa and ex-Chairman of EIIB Bank plc. He served on the UK Government’s Asia Task Force (11-14).

Shabir is a Trustee of Prince’s Trust and Chair of Governors of Westminster Academy. He is also on the Board of YPO International and a Trustee of The Woolf Institute UK.

David Thorp

David has spent 40 years in private equity and venture capital, first at 3i and since 1995 at Living Bridge (formerly ISIS Equity Partners), a fund manager with over £300m of FUM. He was Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association in 2000 and is currently a deputy chairman of the Association of Investment Companies.