UK, En... Finance Octopus Inv... Director Corporate Preferred Partner Alan is Senior Investment Director in the ventures team of Octopus, a firm which manages over £2.8bn, including £250m of venture capital and private equity funding and which has backed businesses such as ITM Power,e-therapeutics, LoveFiLM, Zoopla, Graze, Secret Escapes, Touch Type and Evi Technologies. Octopus invests in businesses with : * Entrepreneurial, focussed management teams marketing, * Products satisfying unmet customer and business needs ,that * Can grow rapidly to over £30m in revenue in three years,and can * Exit within five years of investment. EXPERIENCE Senior Investment Director Octopus Investments 1999 – Present (13 years)20 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7AN Board Observer for Octopus Investments Artesian Solutions Ltd August 2012 – Present (5 months)Winnersh Artesian helps its B2B customers accelerate revenue by building stronger and deeper customer relationships. Artesian provides a sales productivity application that automates the process of looking for sales and market intelligence from the web and in social media. The service is 100% cloud-based and helps commercial people in the sales and marketing arena achieve better results by acting on key insights which directly relate to the context of their commercial pursuit. The Company has developed technology that allows it to interpret millions of web pages and decipher what they mean. Through a combination of natural-language-processing and a unique heuristic ranking approach, the Company is able to deliver accurate contextual insight about its clients' customers and the relevant things they are doing, enabling its clients to drive better customer engagement. Board Observer for Octopus Investments Metrasens Ltd February 2012 – Present (11 months)Malvern Metrasens leads the world in ferromagnetic detection technologies. Operating primarily in the USA, Metrasens serves two very large markets: Healthcare: The market place for the Ferroguard MRI room detection system is large in its own right and estimated at £80m for new room installations alone. Security: This Company's Cellsense product detects illegal weapons (razor blades within plastic) and mobile phones in prisons and detention centres. Board Observer for Cfe Fund VYRE June 2012 – Present (7 months)London EC2A 4HJ Vyre creates easy to use marketing resource management solutions for the world's most forward thinking brands.Its solutions offer: 1.More efficient planning, approving, resourcing and budgeting of marketing campaigns; 2.Improved brand compliance across all regions and touchpoints; 3.Simpler creation, management, protection and distribution of brand assets and guidelines; 4.Faster fulfilment and distribution of marketing assets and collateral across all channels; 5.In depth analysis of where and how digital co...