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Our team brings deep expertise from Venture Capital, Research and Academia, and National Security

With VC experience from over 12 subsectors and 160+ historic transactions, we maintain active coverage of a range of adjacent venture sectors- enabling a true dual use thesis, and comprehensive founder support.

Investment Team

Will McManners

Will McManners

Tech VC Investor, Investment Director and Security Sector startup Co- Founder

Previous experience from UK Special Forces, BlackRock, Investbridge Capital and Palantir.

Kelvin Au

Kelvin Au

Tech VC Investor, Operator and startup Founder

Previous experience as a Principal at Draper Esprit (now Molten Ventures), Investment Director at Founders Factory, Credit Suisse and HSBC.

MSc from Imperial College London in Computer Science.

Nicholas Nelson

Nicholas Nelson

Experienced aerospace, defence, and security operator with 17 years sector experience across Government, CVC, and angel investing.

Appointed to the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is a Senior Fellow for Emerging Technology and Policy at the Center for European Policy Analysis, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the RSA.

MA from the University of Edinburgh and MBA from Dartmouth.

George Askew

George Askew

Tech VC Investor, Operator and startup Founder

Previous experience as Managing Partner at Cell Capital and Investor at Force Over Mass Capital.

John Glass

John Glass

Investor and Community Partnerships lead

Experienced startup Founder and Operator, with VC experience from TEGUS and Deep Acre VC.

MBA from Imperial College London.

Venture Partners

Omri Krigel

Omri Krigel

VC Investor and Israeli based Venture Partner

Experience from Israeli Special Forces- Shayetet 13. Founder of VC Homeward Ventures and Secret Chord Ventures.

BA Cum Laude from Reichman University, and an MBA from Chicago Booth Business School.

Ira Goldstein

Ira Goldstein

Canada based Venture Partner and Cyber Security expert

Experience from Herjavec Group, with previous roles in Technology Operations, Corporate Development, and Managed Security Services.

MSc from London School of Economics.

Paul Vingoe

Paul Vingoe

UK based Venture Partner, Technology Entrepreneur and Engineer.

Experience from Primer AI, with previous technical roles across the Private Sector, National Security and Defence, and a founding member of the National Security Strategic Innovation Fund (NSSIF).

Paul served for 22 years in the British Army. He holds a BA in Computer Science, an MA in Defence Technology, and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Emile Simpson

Emile Simpson

Investment Strategist and Commercial barrister.

Former officer in the Gurkhas. Author of “War From the Ground Up”; and regular commentator on foreign policy and contemporary conflict.

Former research fellow at Oxford and Harvard.

Adrian Rickett

Adrian Rickett

UK based Venture Partner

Experience from Conviction VC, a B2B SaaS investor and Managing Partner of Sentinel Flight Services, a data gathering company.  Adrian worked in financial services for many years, focusing on capital raising for hedge funds and private investments.

Adrian served in the British Army and holds a BA in Modern History from London University.