Dr Mike Lynch is founder of Invoke Capital. He has long been regarded as a visionary figure within the technology world, described by the Financial Times as “the doyen of European software”. He advises the Prime Minister on science policy matters through the Council on Science and Technology. Mike founded Autonomy in 1996, the UK’s largest and fastest-growing software company, and was its CEO for fifteen years. In addition he has founded or advised several companies ranging from Neurodynamics to Blinkx. He has invested in numerous start-ups and has advised venture capital and private equity groups.
Alongside his entrepreneurial career, Mike has a number of board seats and advisory roles. He is a nonexecutive director of the British Library and Cambridge Enterprise and a council member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Foundation for Science and Technology. He is a member of the advisory board of Tech City’s Investment Committee, an advisor to the Prince’s Trust technology group and a founding investor of Bridges Venturing.
During his career, Mike has received many awards and accolades including induction into the Digital Hall of Fame in 2012 and receiving the Outstanding Contribution award in the UKIT Industry awards.