Colin Batten

I focus on investing and growing early-stage technology companies.

Based in Cardiff, I joined the Development Bank of Wales in May 2020. I have over 14 years’ experience working in the tech industry, supporting the growth of disruptive start-ups through to innovative multi-nationals.

Before joining the Development Bank, I worked with some of the most exciting early-stage tech companies in Wales, introducing equity investors and shaping R&D projects.

As a former director of internet and media at TechUK, I worked at the centre of the UK consumer technology markets, strategically advising technology and content companies how to navigate newly disrupted markets. 

I have an honours degree in Politics from the University of Reading, and I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Windsor Leadership Trust.