Richard Philpott Partner
Richard has worked across all parts of the innovation spectrum from development through to commerce including company formation and leadership in both large and small organizations. From his broad scientific background, covering bio-science, chemistry, materials and engineering, he transitioned to opportunity and company development where he has spent the last 10 years mostly working for investors. Richard provides pro-bono support to exciting start-ups at Imperial College, London where his most recent protegee has won major funding awards and is well on the way to success. His current interest areas are anti-microbials, sensors, biogas, water remediation and bio-fouling.
Séamus Hatch Partner
Séamus has over twenty years’ experience building businesses around new technology as CEO, executive or board member. He was building distributed object-oriented securities trading systems in the 1990s, big data systems before they were cool, managed the team that built one of the first large-scale enterprise SAS systems, and spent six years building technology businesses in China with venture and private equity financing. Séamus is a lead mentor for TechStars Mobility in Detroit, instructs and helped develop the SAE Connected Vehicle Professional certification program, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He is an investor, board member, or adviser to a number of early stage technology companies, including Invision AI, Rally, Cambridge Quantum Computing, The Next Education and Aerotronic.
Daniel Krausz Partner
Daniel Krausz serves as a principal, director, and advisor to companies in the real estate, applied technology, and energy sectors. Daniel works with prospective portfolio companies to evaluate potential opportunities and structure partnership investments. He holds a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College, where he serves on the college’s Council for Presidential Initiatives, and received his Juris Doctor from UC Hastings. He is a member of the California State Bar, and previously represented clients in complex transactions at the law firm DLA Piper.