Equity investment specialist Richard Thompson has extensive
experience of technology commercialisation, working with
early-stage technology businesses and
Universities. He works across all technology sectors and has also
developed a specialism for Medical Technologies.
Richard focuses on building and developing long-term
relationships from the earliest stages of investment and thrives on
working with companies to take original and ambitious new
technologies with commercial potential to market.
He has considerable new and follow-on investment experience and
represents Finance Wales at board level in a number of companies
in its technology portfolio. His recent investments include
Q Chip, Acuitas and Calon Cardio.
Richard managed the pan Wales University Spinout Programme for 5
years before moving across into Finance Wales’ technology venture
investments team. Prior to joining Finance Wales in 2003 he was a
Senior Consultant at the UKs leading construction sector
consultants, BRE. He has also held a number of roles in research
and development, commercialisation and manufacturing in Australia,
the Netherlands and Wales.
He holds a PhD in Materials Science and a BEng (Hons) in
Materials Science and Engineering both from the University of