John is an angel investor specialising in data businesses, particularly in digital media and communications.

He is Chairman of Cambridge Angels, Wazoku, Merchenta and Zanran as well as a director of FirstCapital, SharedBand, Lungfish and Fresh4Cast.

He was a founder of an office automation start-up in the early 1980s, which exited successfully, before taking on roles at Mitel, a fast-growth New York-listed telecom company, KPMG and Regis McKenna.

He then became Global Head of Telecom, Media and Technology Corporate Finance at HSBC, leading international M&A deals and IPOs where he ran deals worth over $40bn.

John also mentors entrepreneurs and is trustee of the education charity Onebillion Learners.

Investments: Wazoku

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