Steve leads Finance Wales’ technology venture investments team – an experienced team of specialist investors and portfolio managers, placing seed and growth capital investment in innovative, IP rich, technology based businesses in Wales.
A Deputy Fund Manager in Finance Wales’ technology venture investments team. He is an equity specialist with both new and follow-on investment experience.
Equity investment specialist Richard Thompson has extensive experience of technology commercialisation, working with early-stage technology businesses and Universities. He works across all technology sectors and has also developed a specialism for Medical Technologies.
As an Investment Executive in Finance Wales’ Technology Venture Investments team, Phil focuses on investing in IP-rich, technology-backed businesses. Phil works across multiple technology sectors with particular expertise in biotechnology and medtech.
Sarah Smith has over 13 years’ experience at Finance Wales initially coordinating the activities of Wales’ Spinout Programme through the collaboration of Welsh Higher Education Institutions to commercialise intellectual property and provide investment.
Dr Carl Griffiths is the Technology Seed Fund Manager at Finance Wales. He holds a PhD in Physics from Cardiff University and is the former CEO and founder of Seren Photonics Ltd.
Carmine Circelli holds a PhD in cardiovascular medicine from the University of Manchester and has experience of commercialising technology for the Universities of Leeds and Cambridge.
Emily provides support to all Technology Venture Investments team members and liaises with new clients and portfolio companies to facilitate the team’s equity investments into early stage, rapid growth technology businesses.