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Meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence

 Our Entrepreneurs in Residence offer valuable in-house expertise to advise academics on starting a new company.

Their role is to provide general advice to academics on how they might commercialise their technologies, and to help founders develop their business propositions before pitching to our Seed Funds team. They have hands-on experience starting early stage technology businesses, including developing pitches, raising finance and building teams. Their involvement at an early stage also means possible opportunities for continued backing and an association with the company in the future.

Current Entrepreneurs in Residence

Paul Bailey 

Paul is Managing Director of Martlet Capital Ltd an early-stage investment fund providing seed capital to deep technology companies. He joined Martlet Capital as an Investment Director in January 2019 with a particular focus on talent management across the existing portfolio, deal origination and overall operational matters.

Paul sits on the Board of Deeptech Labs a Cambridge based accelerator and fund which runs a custom built programme for two cohorts a year of world class deeptech early stage companies.

In 1998 Paul co-founded Bailey Fisher Executive Search and led the growth of the business as Managing Director for 20 years during which time he built the boards and management teams for some of the most innovative companies to have emerged from the European technology market. After a successful exit In July 2018, he took on the role of Executive Chairman. Paul stepped down from the Board of Bailey Fisher in October 2021.

In the 2016 Paul was named in the Maserati 100 list of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, mentors and advisors supporting the next generation of business talent and was recognised as one of the most influential business people in Cambridge in 2017. He has held advisory roles with NESTA Impact Investments and New Wave Ventures and was previously a member of the steering committee for the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, a member of the Board of Cambridge Ahead and a founder of The Perse School Enterprise Conference.

Paul joined Cambridge Enterprise as an Entrepreneur in Residence in January 2019.

Paul Bailey Entrepreneur in Residence

Kevin McDonnell

Kevin has over 20 years’ leadership experience running global operations in varied business environments with a focus on the healthcare technology sector. He has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of UK and international healthcare sectors and currently serves as Chair of Psyomics, Medic Creations and Jiva, and is the Founder and CEO of Datalla Group which provides management consulting to the global health technology industry.

Kevin is an advisor to several leading companies and is also an accomplished speaker on future trends, growth, scaling, strategy, corporate governance, leadership and organisational development. Previous experiences include Business Director at Capita Plc; Managing Director of EMIS Group Plc’s EMIS Care and EMIS Health Specialist divisions; and CEO of Digital Healthcare Ltd, where he led the business from early stage to global market leader before successfully exiting to EMIS Group plc in 2013.

Kevin McDonnell Entrepreneur in Residence

Richard Green

Richard is a serial entrepreneur, non-executive director and business mentor.

He was co-founder and CEO of Ubisense, the award-winning Industrial Internet of Things pioneer. Under Richard’s leadership, Ubisense listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2011. Richard is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and was the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in the Science and Technology category.

Prior to Ubisense, Richard co-founded Smallworld, and enterprise geospatial software company which listed Nasdaq in 1996 and was acquired by GE in 2000. Richard is engaged with several early-stage companies as a mentor, angel investor and non-executive director principally in the location, industrial IoT, and mobility sectors.

Entrepreneur in Residence Richard Green

Jamal Butt

Jamal has over 30 years’ experience and expertise leading teams in large global organisations, in addition to scaling up a number of start-ups.

Jamal is currently the CEO for MedAdvisor UK, one of the world’s largest digital technology medicines management platforms, whose purpose is to help address the global problem of non-adherence. Expertise on data driven insights, strategic planning and UX design product development.

He currently holds a number of Non-Executive Director board positions, including Croydon NHS Hospital and is also Chairman of the Croydon Health Charity.   He has an in-depth knowledge of the NHS, governance and the importance of real-world evidence.

Jamal joined Cambridge Enterprise as an Entrepreneur in Residence for life sciences in June 2022.