Management

Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri
Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri CEO and Founder
Ebrahim’s experience spans over 15 years in directing and managing of design teams for the implementation of high performance ICs within the wireless communication market. Ebrahim was with Middlesex University Microelectronics Centre (MUMEC) collaborating with top tier organizations such as Nokia, Qinetiq (formerly Defence Evaluation Research Agency) and Fraunhofer IAF. He was a professional group committee member of Institution of Electrical Engineering (IEE) and is a member of Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE).
Nick Stables
Nick Stables CFO
Nick has broad based experience in the semiconductor sector, gained with both large corporates and VC backed business. Formerly CFO at Phyworks, Nick helped guide the company to a successful exit in late 2010, when the company was acquired by Maxim. Prior to this, Nick held a number of financial management roles with AT&T, Lucent and Agere Systems including as EMEA FD for the Lucent Microelectronics Group and Agere’s CFO for the mobile terminals division.
Dr. Jalal Bagherli
Dr. Jalal Bagherli Director
Jalal sits on the board of Lime Microsystems and joined Dialog Semiconductor in September 2005 as CEO. Prior to this, he was Vice President & General Manager for the Mobile Multimedia business unit for Broadcom Corporation and the CEO of Alphamosaic. Jalal has extensive experience of the semiconductor industry with a wealth of knowledge about the Far Eastern, European and North American markets, gained through his previous professional and executive positions with Texas Instruments and Sony.
John Flynn
John Flynn Director
John joined ACT Venture Capital in 1996 from an international IT consulting background gained through EDS Group. His investment focus is on semiconductors, communications and software. Prior to joining ACT, John spent 5 years with EDS Group, working on various IT consultancy projects in the UK, Germany and the US. John graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. John also holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

Alan Duncan
Alan Duncan Director
Alan has been in the venture capital industry for more than 20 years, initially through establishing a corporate venturing fund for Ferranti and then with Foreign & Colonial Ventures and Newmarket Venture Capital. He joined Prelude in 1996 and is responsible for a portfolio of Esprit’s electronics investments including Phyworks, Xanadu Wireless, Lime Microsystems, SiConnect, XMOS and DisplayLink. His previous investments have included Alphamosaic, NanoMagnetics and nCipher.
Alan has an electronic engineering background and gained his industrial experience in computer systems with Ferranti plc. He is a past member of the European Venture Capital Association High Tech Committee and lectures regularly on EVCA’s venture capital professional training courses.

Investors

ACT Venture Capital
ACT Venture Capital
ACT Venture Capital is Ireland’s leading venture capital firm and has completed over 70 investments, principally in technology based companies serving global markets. ACT has over €350 million under management sourced from leading American, European, Irish and UK institutions.
Draper Esprit
Draper Esprit
Established in 2006 Draper Esprit is one of the largest and most active VC funds in Europe with a mission to back Europe’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.
Intel
Intel
Intel FPGA, formerly Altera, offer programmable solutions that enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Intel offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
I-Q-Tel
I-Q-Tel
An independent, not-for-profit organization created to bridge the gap between the technology needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and emerging commercial innovation. IQT invests in venture-backed startups developing technologies that provide ready-soon innovation.
Parkwalk
Parkwalk
Parkwalk invests in innovative UK growth companies across various stages of their development. The Funds seek capital appreciation, with the added advantages to investors of the tax reliefs offered under the Enterprise Investment Scheme.