Revolutionising the economy

Our Team

  • Board & Senior Management
  • Advisory Board

Ian Pearson

Non-Executive Chairman

  • Currently Chairman of  Eqteq plc and Non-Exec Director of Thames Water
  • Previous experience includes:
    • Minister of Trade
    • Science Minister
    • Chief Secretary to the Treasury
    • Chairman of Octopus VCT2 plc
  • Extensive experience in management of companies, excellent network to investors and government institutions

Steven Metcalfe


  • Previous experience:
    • Hitchens Harrison
    • Novum Securities
  • Extensive experience in advising on listings, fund raisings and capital markets in general
  • Board member of several listed companies

Stuart Nicol

Chief Investment Officer

  • Highly experienced VC investor
  • Previous experience:
    • CIO At two regional UK venture funds
    • Director at Octopus Investments
    • Director at CrowdCube
  • Extensive experience in corporate finance, including M&A, VC investing and capital markets

Simon Frost


Qualified Chartered Accountant

Previous experience includes:

  •  Partner at Keith, Bayley, Rogers & Co. (KBR)
  • Head of the KBR, the Corporate Finance division of Walker Crips Group plc
  • Group CFO of Proactive investors

Martin Schwedler

Senior Advisor for Europe

  • Previous experience:
    • Lazard Freres
    • Raiffeisen Investment (Russia and Austria)
    • GE Capital
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in M&A and private equity investing
  • Extensive experience in Telecom and Technology sectors