“I advise, consult and mentor innovative companies with scale potential, helping them overcome challenges and realise their ambitions”
Richard is a founder and CEO of successful software businesses with 25 years’ experience including Netalogue, where he created an unrivalled centre of B2B ecommerce excellence, supporting the requirements of clients including Bunzl, Farrow & Ball, Chubb, and Transport for London.
He is experienced at raising investment, developing IP, licensing, and delivering technology to both SMEs and large recognisable enterprise organisations across many different industry sectors and believes passionately that innovation, when targeted correctly, has the power to add significant value and growth, by streamlining everyday operations and facilitating entry into new, untapped markets.
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Founding a software company in my twenties whose shares were publicly listed on a London stock exchange.
If you could get a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?
Gearbox mechanics – I purchased a vintage Land Rover during lock-down on a whim, it seemed a good idea at the time!
What is the best example of innovation ever?
I’ve recently been impressed by a US start-up which connects blind and visually impaired people to highly trained, remotely located agents (leveraging 5G), On a more personal level, the discovery and innovation related to Insulin has been a lifesaver for several close members of my family suffering from Type 1 diabetes.
What was your first job?
To make money as a student, I drove a hearse at my family’s funeral directors business.
What are your key skills?
Investor readiness, networking, commercialisation, business management, tech Innovation