The Origin team comprises individuals with backgrounds in business consultancy, accountancy, finance, venture capital and private equity fund management. 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 40 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, Partner
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).
Mark Woodhams, Partner
Mark has spent most of his career in infrastructure investment and fund management, including as a founding managing partner of InfraRed Capital Partners. He also runs a private portfolio of unquoted technology investments.
Mark has served on numerous project company boards and chaired investment committees. He is currently a non-executive director of High Speed 1 (the Channel Tunnel Rail Link).
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.
Mark Yeo Tee Shen, Intern
Mark is currently taking a BSc in Economics and Management at King’s College London. Prior to joining Origin, Mark completed internships at Barclays, in its Wealth Business, and at Capitama, a direct investment platform serving private investors and family offices. Mark has also supported a global equities fund manager in researching and evaluating Asian equity investment opportunities.
Mark has completed the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and will be pursuing the CFA qualification.