CEO & Co-Founder

Owen is CEO and Co-Founder of Cambridge Future Tech, a technology-first venture builder working with top-tier UK universities to spin-out the most promising deep technologies into commercial ventures with global impact.

Prior to his role at CFT, Owen was a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force for over a decade, and then subsequently General Manager for Advanced Technologies at BAE Systems, which included running multiple R&D sites with technology focus areas such as microwave materials, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), printed electronics, and additive manufacturing.

In the last year, Owen has successfully shaped multiple start-up funding rounds, including taking six portfolio companies through their pre-seed rounds and supporting multiple external fundraising engagements.

Under his leadership, CFT’s portfolio continues to grow at pace, having created over 70 highly skilled jobs and raising over $10m in external funding. Owen plans to expand CFTs venture-building activities, with the goal to co-found over 40 DeepTech companies in the next five years.

Owen is also a Board Director at Capital Enterprise, a London-based not-for-profit company dedicated to facilitating the growth and success of the UK’s start-up ecosystem.

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