Meet the Team
We are a team of operators, scientists and entrepreneurs
with a shared set of values
Founded Wilbe to advise founders of early stage tech companies. Since leaving practice as a Corporate Solicitor in London in 2014 he has acted as interim COO in different AI and Blockchain ventures on an equitable basis. Having built an investor-backed portfolio and a stellar team evolved Wilbe as the home for entrepreneurial scientists to solve real problems. A bowman when sailing competitively, injured his neck headbanging at a RATM gig.
Nanki is an Academic Analyst at Wilbe having completed her M.Sc at the University of Oxford and currently a PhD candidate on evolutionary microbiology at Imperial College. A research technician at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) she is also an active member of Innovation Forum Oxford.
Joined Wilbe from IBM Watson in NYC and London where she led the development of new products and spent five years commercialising AI solutions for large enterprises. Began her career in management consulting with Accenture. Completed her MBA from Yale University where she also worked within the tech transfer office. Former trained dancer now advocating girls in STEM through dance. Angel investor in early stage startups.
Academic Partner and resident scientist working with the business team to evaluate research and chart a product roadmap for our ventures. A Postdoctoral Researcher and Fellow in Evolutionary Microbiology at University of Oxford with a focus on commercialisation as Enterprise Fellow, Oxford MPLS and Ideas to Impact fellow at Said Business School. Check out Melanie’s research.
Formerly Principal and portfolio manager at SpeedInvest VC, Stephen is a Venture Partner at Wilbe. Over 12 years experience as a product management and growth specialist helping over 100 founders of early-mid stage SaaS and deeptech companies in UK and Europe to grow. Active gamer.
Carven is one of Wilbe’s active investors and leads Wilbe operations in HK and surrounding regions. Built and sold businesses in HK, now an investor in tech, consumer products and social impact ventures across the globe. Beer nerd. Completed his BA in Econ from Warwick.
Vas joined Wilbe as Venture Partner supporting the team on scouting founders and expanding Wilbe’s ecosystem in the Middle East. With a background in law, accounting and finance he keeps a close eye on entrepreneurship in frontier and developing markets.