The Board

Ian Drew

Chairman

International leadership experience with FTSE and NASDAQ-listed companies including ARM Holdings and Intel

  • Ian has helped revolutionise the technology industry from sole PC use to mobile phones and tablets
  • Notably lead ARM’s “Internet of Things” security and Connected Car strategy
  • During his 12-year tenure with ARM, the company market capitalization grew 17x, before being sold to Softbank for $32bn in 2016.

CEDRIANE DE BOUCAUD

President

22 years’ experience as manager / investor in disruptive technologies

  • Led funding of Tantalum since 2007; CEO of Tantalum from 2013 to March 2017
  • Led acquisition of TRACKER, turnaround and integration of Lysanda to form Tantalum
  • Led Samsung Tantalum partnership
  • Co-founder in 2009 of Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Re-structuring & privatisations (ArthurAndersen Consulting, PwC, Katalyst)

Edmund Truell

Strategy Director

30+ years as an active City investor, leader and entrepreneur. Relevant roles include:

  • Co-founder of Hambro European Ventures; founder Duke Street Capital owning: Glass’, built up to be the leading UK provider of vehicle repair estimation services and resale price information; Equity Red Star, leading Lloyds motor insurer; and Getty Images, rolled out globally to lead the image market
  • Founder & CEO Tungsten, world’s largest compliant invoicing network
  • 30% p.a. IRR from 100+ deals over 23 years

Steve Midgley

Non-Executive Director

20+ years operational execution experience in fast growing technology companies

  • Head of Amazon Web Services -Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Delivered near eight fold growth in run rate revenues into the billions of dollars
  • Managing Director Cisco – North Asia, Korea, and Emerging Asia Singapore

Steve Lee

Non-Executive Director

25 years experience in global technology leadership and key management positions

  • Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1992 and worked at NASA Ames Research Center
  • Leading the Korea Supercomputing Center as the Director
  • R&D Head of DASAN Networks, also Regional R&D Head of Siemens and NSN(Nokia)
  • As a CEO, Leading the IPO activities of Handysoft in KOSDAQ (a Korea Stock Market)
  • Founding CEO of HandyCar focusing on Connected Car business in Aisa

Lincoln Jopp

Non-Executive Director

20 years experience in global leadership and operations

  • Partner at the private equity firm Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Former COO and director of the technology company Tungsten plc
  • Former soldier including former assistant head of the UK Ministry of Defence’s strategy unit
  • Masters degree in Technology from Cranfield University