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The core team. Successful entrepreneurs with a proven track record in found, fund and exit.

Jake Stanley

Investment Manager and Trained Accountant responsible for identifying prospects, co-ordinating the selection process and working with the chosen companies to ensure they’re ‘pitch-ready’.

Investment Manager and Trained Accountant responsible for identifying prospects, co-ordinating the selection process and working with the chosen companies to ensure they’re ‘pitch-ready’.

Louisa Shaw

With over 10 years’ experience in the world of finance and accounts working with small businesses, co-ordinating all aspects of finance and investment activity within the Sixth Wave teams.

With over 10 years’ experience in the world of finance and accounts working with small businesses, co-ordinating all aspects of finance and investment activity within the Sixth Wave teams.

Darren Shaw

Well-known advisor, non-exec and investor. Actively involved in helping early-stage tech businesses with investment readiness and raising funds via extensive range of investor networks.

Well-known advisor, non-exec and investor. Actively involved in helping early-stage tech businesses with investment readiness and raising funds via extensive range of investor networks.

David Pearce

Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Listed as TOP 100 UK Angel Investor. David acts as our CTO, managing our Angel Group application for communicating and storing investment information.

Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Listed as TOP 100 UK Angel Investor. David acts as our CTO, managing our Angel Group application for communicating and storing investment information.

Steve Kelly

Highly experienced Deep Tech CEO, entrepreneur and founder specializing in early-stage technology ventures. Strong track record in raising Venture Capital and working primarily with VC driven Boards.

Highly experienced Deep Tech CEO, entrepreneur and founder specializing in early-stage technology ventures. Strong track record in raising Venture Capital and working primarily with VC driven Boards.

Frances Beck

Over 15 years’ experience in marketing and events, having organised global events for large corporates, as well as working with smaller businesses to organise their marketing and events strategy.

Over 15 years’ experience in marketing and events, having organised global events for large corporates, as well as working with smaller businesses to organise their marketing and events strategy.

A founder-led venture,
backed by fund professionals.

A founder-led venture,
backed by fund professionals.

  • Proven credentials and established networks in target sectors, fund management and corporate finance
  • Extensive experience in founding and exiting companies
  • Broad portfolio of directorships and angel investments
  • Active NED, coaching, mentoring background in private companies, public sector and universities
  • Broad governance track record in private and public sectors
  • Experience in globally scaling businesses and establishing regional representation