Following a PhD in plant genetics from the University of East Anglia, Richard Mithen spent four years working on the collection, conservation and use of wild crop relatives in south central Africa.
Laura is a serial entrepreneur with a background in corporate affairs and marketing communications.
Steve Morrison, a medical biochemist by training, previously worked for more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
Aran is a science communicator with experience in academic science, business and marketing & communications (for both companies and not-for-profits).
Martin has over 30 years experience in research and scientific commercialisation.
Jonathan, founder and currently Deputy Chairman of Abcam plc, is an experienced entrepreneur and investor and is passionate about supporting UK life science and high-tech start-ups.
He has provided considerable investment and support to over 30 companies and has assisted three technology companies to IPO on the London AIM Stock exchange.
An early-stage venture capital fund building and growing technology companies stemming from the UK’s Research Base backed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Fund is independently managed by venture capital specialist Midven.