Mark Dunne , Reporter - Shares
Mark Dunne has been working in financial journalism for almost 15 years. He started his career reporting on UK deal activity for M&A Magazine before moving onto Business Report, where he examined the issues affecting companies in the West Midlands. He then moved to London where he reported on the capital markets in eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for EMEA Finance Magazine. After three years he joined Shares where he has been covering banks, real estate, insurance, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical technology equities.
Kealan Doyle , CEO - Symvan Capital
Kealan is a partner in Symvan Capital, a venture capital company specialising in early stage technology companies seeking to disrupt their industry verticals.
Symvan employs a life cycle approach to EIS investing. We typically seed a company and utilise our network of angel investors to take companies to Series A financing rounds. Kealan's long experience with North American and European technology companies fits in nicely with Symvan's 'California approach' to venture investing. Syman invests in a broad range of cutting edge technology companies covering areas as diverse as High Performance Computing, Big Data analytics, network security, HR recruitment and FinTech.
John Cronin , Executive Chairman - CyanConnode
John Cronin is a highly successful Chairman and CEO across international markets, in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors including Smart Metering, IT Software, Telecommunications, Utilities and Managed Services. John’s contribution to high-tech industries includes key roles at Antenova, GCI Com, Aria Networks, Picochip, Arqiva, i2, Cambridge Networks, Netsource, Mercury (C&W). He has created significant value for shareholders with four company exits of Picochip, Azure Solutions, i2 and Netsource Europe totalling $600m.
Dr. George Morris , COO - Valirx
George has over 25 years' experience in biological and medical research, and financial services. As a Research Scientist, he is an author of numerous books and articles on refereed papers, and an inventor of multiple patents.
Graham Bull , Technical Director - Union Jack Oil
Graham Bull is a geologist with 47 years of international hydrocarbon industry experience.
Following graduation from the University of Leicester with a BSc Hons Geology he worked in Canada for a number of companies including Chevron, Siebens and Poco.
On his return to the UK Graham held positions with Sovereign, Premier Oil, Oil Quest and EnCore joining Union Jack Oil plc in 2013.
Graham is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and Fellow of the Geological Society.
Andrew Brown , Group Brand & Marketing Director - Real Good Food
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the food industry. He was Marketing Director of British Bakeries and Manor Bakeries working on iconic brands like Hovis and Mr Kipling. Subsequently he was Managing Director at Manor Bakeries and then RHM Cereals. He joined Real Good Food in 2008 as Managing Director of Napier Brown. In 2012 he moved into his current Group marketing role to help shape the business’s market-led agenda.
Ulrico Bracci , CEO - Yard Charts
Ulrico earned an economics degree in 1990. In 1991 he moved to London to work as a futures broker at Barclays Capital, moving onto a career as a propriety futures trader at Kyte until 1996. Until 1999 he was a self-employed futures trader on bond/equity index futures, trading his own capital. From 2004, he began to develop Yard Charts software with a computer science engineer; focussing on how to have a computer recognise patterns along what was an already established manual process. From 2012 to 2015 the Yard Charts software was developed into a more user friendly platform.
Ed Page Croft , CEO - Stockopedia
Edward Page Croft is the CEO and founder of Stockopedia.com. His background is in wealth management and engineering, having worked as a private client broker at Goldman Sachs before founding Stockopedia. He graduated from Oxford University with first class honours and is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer. Edward writes regularly for This is Money, Business Insider and the London Stock Exchange’s Private Investor Magazine. He is the author of several books and often holds talks on datadriven investing and behavioural biases.