Cambridge touch technology business Light Blue Optics has bounced back with a new product two years after deciding to pivot and 10 years since spinning out of Cambridge University, courtesy a major deal with transatlantic world leader Promethean.
Influential company bosses in Cambridge & the East of England in focus in our personalised Q&A.
ionscope manufactures Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopes (SICMs) for imaging living cells. SICMs are used by neurological and cardiac scientists to understand fundamental processes associated with diseases and therapeutics, because of the unique combination of nano-scale topographical and physiological information they provide.
PsychologyOnline was founded by two Chartered Psychologists who worked for the UK National Health Service. Recognising the scarcity of available psychological support, they developed PsychologyOnline to provide a top quality psychological therapy service that is easily accessible to all. Following a successful clinical trial (published in The Lancet in 2009) they sought investment to develop PsychologyOnline to deliver services to NHS and private patients.
Known locally as the new Autonomy and with Mike Lynch on the board, Featurespace was founded in 2005. Its technology allows companies to optimise the vast amounts of data flowing through their systems.
Axol Bioscience is a Cambridge stem cell startup co-founded and co-funded privately by Abcam CEO, Dr Jonathan Milner, and internationally acclaimed Dr Yichen Shi.
S-Tech Insurance Services was founded over 30 years ago by Shaun Walker from a Cambridge spare bedroom and shortly after that he was joined by Terry Mold. Today S-Tech is the largest commercial insurance broker in the Cambridge region employing a staff of over 70 trained experts.
Augmentra Ltd is the smartphone app development company behind ViewRanger GPS – an award winning mobile phone application which delivers GPS navigation, mapping and location-based content to outdoor activity enthusiasts and outdoor professionals worldwide.
BlinkPipe was started in late 2010 by Dave Gwilt and Alex Nancekievill, two Cambridge University alumni, who both have MBAs from London Business School.
Gary Hanson is the lead partner of the Cambridge office of BDO, an organisation with over 1,200 offices in 138 countries. A specialist in business assurance, he has over 30 years’ experience. One of his principal skills is UK/US advice and he has particular knowledge of US GAAP and its implications, working closely with BDO in the US.
Matt Meyer is CEO of Taylor Vinters, a globally influential next generation law firm with offices in Cambridge, London and Singapore. Taylor Vinters is positioning itself as an elite law firm operating internationally in the areas of technology, investment and private client business.
IMServ Europe Ltd is one of the UK’s largest independent energy data management providers. Based in Milton Keynes, the company offers carbon and energy management solutions, helping organisations across all sectors to save energy, reduce costs and control carbon.
Evi was founded in August 2005, originally under the name of True Knowledge, with the mission of powering a new kind of search experience where users can access the world’s knowledge simply by asking for the information they need in a way that is completely natural.
F-star is a leader in the development of novel bispecific antibodies. Its technology leverages decades of experience with traditional antibody technology, while overcoming the limitations of development and manufacture of bispecific antibodies.
Ash Biotech is a biotech equipment and device maker with a focus on the application of cutting-edge biology to drug discovery and pre-clinical development. The company has a biological focus on complex microscopic model organisms.
- Chris Curry, founder of Care With Canary
- Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi
- Billy Boyle, co-founder of Owlstone
- Danny Godfrey and Andrew Ede of eg technology
- Jerry Wesel, CEO of Polatis
- Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO of Eight19
- Dawson King, CEO of Cambridge Healthcare Ltd
- Liz Basing - UKTI East International Trade Director
- Kevin Fitzgerald, CEO of F-Star
- Michael Evans, CEO of Green-Tide Turbines
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