Boundary Capital was set up in 2009 initially from a network of business angels to become a venture capital company focusing on early stage technology investments and with a pro-active approach.

The Company’s headquarters are in London and it covers investments throughout the UK.

As well as funding, we can also provide commercial assistance, including business development. We have a network of over 300 investing directors with specific expertise who can help open doors with customers and partners, as well as advise and help shape and develop your business.

OUR UNIQUE ‘VENTURER’ MODEL

Our ‘Venturer’ model means that we find executives with appropriate sector expertise, who are able to provide support and connections to the management team. The Venturer also invests in the business, thus aligning all stakeholders. We engage with Venturers as soon possible in the process so help us and the management of the business to assess the fit.

OUR VALUES

Teamwork

Great teams grow great business. Great people don’t necessarily make great teams.

Alignment

Aligning all stakeholders’ interests is critical.

Work Smarter

Success rarely comes by accident. Hard work, and smart work by every team member carries the day.

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OUR MISSION

To help change the way early stage investing is done, to make it more rewarding for all involved.

OUR TEAM

Ernie Richardson

Ernie Richardson

Strategic Advisor
Ernie Richardson is a highly experienced venture capital investor with over 25 years in early stage technology businesses, and a personal background in engineering and finance. He also helped establish and led MTI Partners; one of the UK’s leading VC firms specialising in early stage technology.
Dan Somers

Dan Somers

Managing Partner
Dan is a serial entrepreneur; founder and CEO of several IT businesses, including the managed services provider VC-Net. He has also founded and held executive and non-executive position of other growing electronics, software and green tech businesses.

Formerly a strategy consultant with LEK Consulting. He holds an MA from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences and a Diploma in Business Studies.

Dr Richard Leaver

Dr Richard Leaver

Partner
Richard has an extensive and successful track record in venture capital, having served as CEO at Blue Star Capital plc and of an offshore defence fund. This followed 5 years as a Fund Manager at Chord Capital where he and his colleagues managed aggregate assets of over £25m plus corporate investment. He has invested and successfully exited investments from 4 funds in a diverse range of technology sectors.

Formerly in senior roles with Cambridge based consultancy Sagentia Group, following 11 years with BAE Systems in R&D. He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Durham University as well as MBA, C.Eng., MIET and MIEEE.

Dr David Gee

Dr David Gee

Partner
David has over 20 years of industrial and venture capital experience in a range of sectors including automotive, electronics, IT and materials.  Previously he was CEO of TTP Ventures, an early stage technology VC, where he had several successful realisations including Argenta Discovery and Oxford Diffraction.  At university his research was in high performance computing and theoretical physics.
Dr Adrian Parton MBE

Dr Adrian Parton MBE

Partner
Adrian obtained his Biochemistry degree in 1985 and his PhD in Molecular Virology in 1988, and worked as a postdoctoral scientist in Cambridge until 1990.

He has been in industry for the last 25 years and has successfully grown businesses from concept to production and subsequently into multi-national businesses in the areas of water diagnostics (Genera Technologies Ltd – sold in 2000 to Idexx Labs Inc for $17m), food diagnostics (Matrix MicroScience Ltd – sold to Life Technologies Inc for $20m) and “e-banking” using software and hardware (Cronto – sold to Vasco Data Security in 2013 for €17m).  Adrian is currently a Director of; Objective Imaging Ltd (Hardware Software Automation business), DenovoPartners Ltd (provides strategic support for growing businesses), Snapa Ltd (novel packing solutions), and Chairman/Owner of Ivy House Country House Hotel.

Grant Hawthorne

Grant Hawthorne

Partner
Grant is active in the Cambridge, UK start-up and financing community and has acted as COO/CFO in recent years for companies including Auspherix (current),  Inotec AMD (current), Cronto (acquired) and 7 Safe (acquired). Prior to this, Grant was Finance Director and part of the early management team at Azea Networks, a company that successfully raised $80million and was acquired by Xtera Communications Inc in November 2007. Grant also ran one of the UK’s largest business angel networks, Great Eastern Investment Forum, in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Grant trained as an accountant in South Africa and is a chartered member of the Securities Institute.
Stephen Barter

Stephen Barter

Asssociate Partner
Stephen advises on executive and non-executive appointments and helps to find Venturers for investee companies.  He has been involved in matching small businesses with relevant experienced business professionals for many years being the founder and Managing Director of NXD Ltd, an organisation dedicated to bringing the benefits of non-execs to the SME world.

Stephen’s background is in supply chains and logistics where he has many years of senior level experience.  He has been on the boards of large retail businesses and Managing Director of 2 national contract logistics companies.

Damo Baliga

Damo Baliga

Associate Partner
Damo advises on Board appointments and origination. He is a technology entrepreneur and qualified business coach.

His executive experience was most notably with Ness Technologies as a senior Top 50 executive team member. He setup the India Operations which supported the growth of Ness Technologies globally and subsequently managed the Software Product Labs Business Unit in UK as Vice President. He has also held executive positions in the market research, chemicals and aluminium industries.

He holds an MBA from London Business School.