I am currently a Vice-President at FirstCapital Corporation, a technology investment bank in London where I transact internet venture capital and M&A deals. Deals include the sale of Multimap to Microsoft, the sale of Texperts to 118 188, the sale of Smart421 to Kingston plc and venture capital raises for Reevoo.com and MyVideRights. Just prior to FirstCapital, I was a product manager at LibraryHouse in Cambridge, where I launched an online venture capital assessment tool, called The Gauntlet, with the LSE. I have also spent time as a digital strategy consultant and began my career on the Graduate Programme at Merrill Lynch, in London and New York.
I completed my MBA at Cambridge University, (Magdalene College). You can read the full account on my MBA blog. I’ve also picked up an MA in educational technology at the IoE, London and an MSc in Computer Science from UCL, where I also read as an undergraduate in Philosophy & Economics.
For good karma, I run what is still the largest global volunteer recruitment site in the world called eVolunteer.org.uk. The Guardian has written about / mentioned eVolunteer here and here. I wrote & directed a short film while at the Institute of Education (~10 MB, MPEG), called ‘Il Est Parti!’ (’He Got Away!’), in the style of French New Wave director Jean-Luc Goddard. My email journal from Afghanistan where I worked for FOCUS Europe, delivering humanitarian aid in 2000, can be read here… 7th August , 19th August , 25th August , 10th September , 23rd September. It should have been blogged I suppose, but hey, it was 2000!