Team

Simon Robeson, CEO & Founder:
Prior to forming CoreTec, Simon was an Associate Director in the corporate finance department of specialist European investment bank Beeson Gregory. Whilst at Beeson Gregory, Simon formed its private equity franchise and its private investor network. He focused on the development of non-quoted technology companies and was instrumental in raising $200million for 42 such companies at varying stages of their development from spinout to pre-flotation. Simon raised this finance from sources including venture capitalists, industrial companies, business angels and institutional funds. A number of these non quoted companies subsequently achieved stock market flotations or trade sales including Arc International, Pixel Fusion and Wolfson Microelectronics. Simon brings considerable investment banking and venture capital networks and experience of the processes and participants involved in the financing of nascent technologies from spin-out to IPO/trade sale. His principle role at CoreTec is to provide relevant strategic advice to client companies and further, to introduce them to his sector specialist networks. These networks include key participants in the investment community.

David Livesley:
livesleyDavid joined CoreTec in 2013 to expand our expertise across the life sciences and manufacturing sectors. David is a highly experienced venture capitalist having led or participated in over 40 primary transactions and realised numerous exits through trade sale or flotation. With a combined honours degree in Biophysics and Genetics, David joined Arthur D. Little’s Cambridge Consultants Limited in 1985, ultimately leading CCL’s natural sciences team to provide strategic consultancy and “hands on” product and process development to both SME and multinational companies across a variety of industries. He also held sales & marketing roles operating in Europe, America and the Far East. In 1999 David joined the YFM Group as a Venture Capital Investment Manager where in addition to direct investment activity David consulted with a number of other fund managers, providing either technical due diligence support, or serving on their investment committees. Since leaving YFM in 2012 David continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director for a number of privately owned high growth companies.

Mahmut Sinoplu:
Mahmut-SinoplugrayWith an Industrial Engineering background, Mahmut’s international career journeys 35 years through contracting, computerised management information systems, business consultancy, energy and aviation project management , risk management and insurance, international trade, finance and investments. Mahmut has been a Venture Partner of TransTech Capital LLP since 2012, an UK based venture capital advisory and fund management company focusing on intellectual property based technology transfer and development in Turkey and the region, leading to breakthrough high value-added products