I’m an entrepreneur turned investor and currently a partner at Notion Capital, a venture capital firm focused on Cloud Computing and Internet services. I also invest in NYC start-ups through Daring Journey Ventures, my seed investment firm.
Before Notion I co-founded, built and exited three businesses with my brother Ben (RBR Networks, Star and MessageLabs) that all reached beyond $100m in revenues and combined for nearly $1bn in value creation. Star was founded in 1995 and was one of the UK’s first ISP’s, and MessageLabs, founded in 2000, was the first company in the world to deliver anti-virus and anti-spam in the cloud and apply a more data-driven predictive approach to security threats. In 2008 MessageLabs was acquired by Symantec for $700m marking one of the largest transactions in the emerging software-as-a service (so called ‘SaaS’) sector.
In 2009, I co-founded Notion with my brother and three other partners to invest in enterprise software-as-as-service market across Europe. Notion closed our $130m Fund II in 2012 and we are building an exciting portfolio of SaaS companies. I also do some seed funding in US start-ups through Daring Journey Ventures.
I’m an Englishman living in New York with my beautiful wife, Annabel, and my wonderful three children Freddie, Ophelia and Sammy. When I’m not working I love running, reading, golf and cooking. But most of all I love to spend time with the family and to see my kids with a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eye.