The Origin team comprises individuals with backgrounds in business consultancy, accountancy, finance, venture capital and recruitment. We have extensive first-hand experience in early-stage enterprises in the sectors where we work.
Tim de Vere Green, CEO
Tim established Origin’s investment activities in 2007. Previously he worked in management consultancy (with Arthur Andersen) and investment banking (with Barclays de Zoete Wedd).
Tim has completed over 20 early-stage capital transactions, mainly in the technology sector, and has extensive first-hand experience of the strategic, commercial and operational issues facing entrepreneurs as they seek to grow their businesses.
Tim serves on the boards of several Origin investees. He holds a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and an MA in Documentary Film from Goldsmiths College (London University). He is an active member of the Cambridge Angels investor group.
Alastair Wright, Investment Executive
Alastair worked in media production for the BBC before re-training in medicine. In addition to experience in the unquoted life sciences sector, he has spent several years managing a multi-sector quoted company portfolio, weighted towards the small cap sector.
Alastair holds degrees in Philosophy (University of Durham) and Science Communication (Imperial College), as well as Medicine (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Gus Walsgott, Investment Analyst
Gus qualified as a Chartered Accountant (Australia), with Pitcher Partners, part of the Baker Tilly International group. His sector experience includes property development, waste management, digital publishing, and renewables.
Gus holds a double degree in Commerce and Economics from La Trobe University in Melbourne.
Mark Woodhams, Associate
Mark has spent most of his career in infrastructure investment, through his role as a founding managing partner of InfraRed Capital Partners. He also runs a private portfolio of unquoted technology investments.
Mark has chaired investment committees and served on numerous project company boards. He is currently a director of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon plc and the company that built and operates the Singapore National Stadium.
Previously Mark worked in oil and gas, with Total S.A., and in strategy consulting. He has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge.
Andrew Riddington, Associate
Andrew has a background in media and communications and has worked as Commercial and Financial director for several different businesses.
As an independent consultant, Andrew has advised over 70 small enterprises in the establishment of robust and efficient systems for financial and commercial management, and has substantial experience of interim and part-time executive positions.