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Board of Directors

Infinitesima's Board is led by Chairman Andrew Dixon and is made up of investors, executives and leading advisors.

Andrew Dixon

Chairman

Andrew is an investor in early-stage UK businesses with over ten companies currently in the portfolio. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs where he advised gold producers, central banks & investors across the Asian region as to appropriate commodity derivative strategies. Andrew is an Enterprise Fellow at the Prince's Trust and an advocate for wide-ranging changes to the criminal justice system. He holds a degree in International Politics from Aberystwyth University and an MBA from London Business School. He enjoys the odd bottle of Australian Shiraz, a 10-foot putt for birdie, and a walk in the woods with the pet dog.

Dr. Paul Atherton

Dr. Atherton is an active investor in technology companies in the UK and is well-known for recognising disruptive technologies and guiding them to commercial success. As a founder of Queensgate Technology, Dr. Atherton led the company through 23 years of continuous growth. Queensgate was sold to SDL Inc. in 2000, which subsequently was acquired by JDS Uniphase.

Dr. Atherton currently sits on the Board of Directors of Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer unit of Imperial College. Dr. Atherton has a PhD. in Physics from Imperial College and an MBA from the London School of Business.

Dr. Neil Bradshaw

Dr Neil Bradshaw is Director of Enterprise at the University of Bristol, responsible for the University's enterprise agenda. He directs the Enterprise Team which has five remits - the development of education and training in enterprise and entrepreneurship, the protection of University IPR, the support and development of technology transfer through licensing and spinout, supporting early stage companies, including incubation, and improving the University's enterprise relations with industry and Government at a regional and national level. Neil chairs the management team of the SETSquared Partnership which brings together the enterprise activities of the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey, and is the Chair of the University Companies Association (UNICO). Neil has many years of experience of working at the interface between research and industry, including working in the scientific instrumentation industry and most recently as Director of Innovation and Technology at an economic development consultancy.

Richard Gourlay

Richard has since 2005 been Managing Director of Sussex Place Ventures which manages two Venture Capital Funds associated with London Business School. He was an investment director at Top Technology Ltd from 1996 to 2004, providing early stage venture capital for British technology companies. For 12 years he served on the board of nCipher, which floated on the LSE in 2000 and was sold to Thales in 2008, and he is now on the Boards of 365IT and Infinitesima, and an observer on the Boards of Phosphonics, My Goodness Limited and Emdot.

He spent 10 years with the Financial Times, initially in Asia as a foreign correspondent, and then managed the paper's coverage of the venture capital and private equity markets in the UK and Europe before becoming a venture capital investor in 1996.

He started his career at Citibank after graduating with a BSc in economics from Queen Mary College, London University.

Robin Tombs

Robin is a co-founder in Gamesys, one of the world's leading online gaming operators with annual revenues over 180m, 750 staff and offices in 5 countries. Robin is also an investor in a handful of early stage UK businesses. He worked at PWC as a Chartered Accountant from 1993 to 1997 before co-founding IDM, a web games business sold in 1999. Robin set up Zing, a UK charity to fund charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged young people in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a degree in Economics and Politics from Bristol University. He enjoys sport, mostly watching these days either his 3 children play or great teams on the TV.

Dr. Andrew D. L. Humphris

Chief Technology Officer