Board of Directors

 

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Dr. Robert Swann (Chairman, board member) Robert is an entrepreneur specialising in early stage technology companies. He is the Chairman of Audio Analytic Ltd and Spectral Edge Ltd, and a board member of Movidius Inc, Undo Software Ltd, Knowledge Transmission Ltd, and Myrtle Software Ltd. He is a board member of Cambridge Angels and an investment committee member of the Cambridge Enterprise Seed Fund. Robert was Executive Chairman of Green Parrot Pictures Ltd (acquired by Google in 2011), and a board member of Im-Sense Ltd (acquired by Apple in 2010), Dexela (acquired by Perkin Elmer in 2011), and the East of England Development Agency. He was one of the two co-founders of innovative Cambridge semiconductor company Alphamosaic Ltd. Over 25 million Alphamosaic devices, and over $1bn of devices using Alphamosaic IP have shipped. The company was acquired by Broadcom Corporation, where Robert held senior positions until leaving for his next venture in 2007. Robert graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in Electrical and Information Sciences and gained a PhD in video processing at Cambridge University Engineering Department. He has also published more than 15 patents. He lives in Cambridge. Further details at http://www.robertswann.com/

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Amy Weatherup (Director, board member) Amy is a serial entrepreneur who has held senior sales, marketing and business development roles in start-ups and multinational companies at the forefront of the mobile industry, and now focuses on turning university research into practice. She was co-founder and marketing director of STNC Ltd., a venture-backed start-up which developed browsers for mobile phones and was acquired by Microsoft in 1999. More recently she has become involved in the commercialisation of University research, and in helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the appropriate skills. She runs the Cambridge University i-Teams programme (http://www.iteamsonline.org), where multi-disciplinary teams of students work to assess the best route to market for new university inventions. Amy holds a number of Board roles, including Audio Analytic and the Cambridge Angels. Charitable Boards include the University of Cambridge Primary School, which will model research-based education, the Humanitarian Centre which works to link the academic community to international development practitioners, and Birthlight which translates the latest anthropological and medical research into practical ways of helping mothers and babies. Amy holds a degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Chris Mitchell
Dr. Christopher Mitchell (Director, board member) Chris founded Audio Analytic following the completion of his self-funded PhD in sound information systems and signal processing. Chris received a prestigious Kauffman/NCGE Fellowship to investigate the commercial implications of his research, through which he received training at Harvard Business School and worked with Cisco Systems in San Jose, US. Subsequently, Chris attended the Ignite programme at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, funded by the East of England Development Agency. He is an internationally published author, an associate lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University’s Design and Technology Department and has over 5 years experience working as a network consultant.

Advisors

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Dr. Robert Sansom (Board Observer & Advisor) Robert is an active angel investor and mentor to high-technology start-up businesses in the UK and US. He is the Founder of Cambridge Angels, a group of seasoned technology and bio-technology entrepreneurs who invest in and mentor technology start-ups in the Cambridge area. Prior to being an angel investor, he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of FORE Systems, a leading developer of high-speed data communications systems which was sold to Marconi in 1999.

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David Gammon (Advisor) David is CEO of Cambridge, UK-based Rockspring. Rockspring advises and, in parallel, invests in early stage technology companies. The more disruptive the better. David is also Chairman of Frontier Developments plc, a non-executive director at Accesso plc and group strategy advisor at Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Limited.