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Richard Thompson

Senior Investment Executive

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 Bath.