Richard Thompson

I specialise in equity investments for technology companies based in Wales, and those keen to move here.

Before joining our technology venture investment team in 2008, I managed the pan-Wales University Spinout Programme. This programme helped Welsh Universities to start up and fund innovative businesses.

Prior to joining the Development Bank of Wales, I was a senior consultant with the UK's leading construction sector consultants – BRE in Garston. 

I have held a number of roles in research and development, commercialisation and manufacturing in Australia, the Netherlands and Wales.

I have a PhD in Materials Science and a BEng (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Bath.