Funding and Building Businesses
Jay has experience in the conception,
creation, funding, growth and development of new ideas - bringing companies
to market. He is networked within the US and UK investment communities
and has closely followed the technology investment markets since 1995.
He has worked closely with start-up companies and with corporate ventures,
and has experience with both successful exits and closures of start-up
Jay works with early stage companies and investors in environmental technologies, including those in the fields of energy efficiency, emission reduction, and renewable energy. He has worked with one of the UK's largest investors in cleantech, and is currently building a network of early stage companies seeking funding in this space.
Aloe Private Equity: Spent 15 months working with Aloe Private Equity, one of the UK's largest investors in early stage cleantech. Investments made during this time covered thermal waste disposal, flue gas purification, water and wastewater treatment, and plastics recycling.
SetSquared (universities of Surrey, Bath, Bristol and Southampton):
Investigated market viability of a US based emission reduction technology.
InnovationBlog: Runs InnovationBlog.co.uk, featuring video interviews with investors, regulators and entrepreneurs in environmental and information technologies. Provides commentary on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and the environment.
Aloe Private Equity
Jay has extensive experience
in digital convergence, covering media content and its distribution
over digital networks. He has worked with content providers in
music, television, film, video and web. He has experience of content
distribution models over wireless networks (2G, 3G, Wi-Fi), cable, satellite
and terrestrial broadcast (including VOD and PVR), and broadband internet.
Jay has expertise in next
generation mobile network technologies including GPRS, EDGE, UMTS
and Wireless LAN, together with the applications and services that these
technologies make possible. He has advised leading corporations including
global media companies and European telcos on their mobile strategies.
Bertelsmann: Developed strategy
and investment plan for digital rights technology for mobile music.
Analysed future of mobile music, video and games.
and analysis on mobile payment systems.
(now O2): Discussed posiitioning and role of operator in mobile
games value chain.
Analysed ASP market and identified potential acquisition opportunities
Venture: Analysed a market and a specific technology
in the telecommunications space.
opportunities presented by the emergence of mobile advertising.
Identified a role and suitable partnerships for Motorola.
AOL-Time Warner: mobile implications for Europe
Jay has studied various e-commerce
/ e-retail markets including financial services, online stockbroking,
clothing and luxury goods. He has provided strategic consulting advice
to a physcial world retailers and e-commerce pioneers,
as well as internet infrastructure firms. He has also assisted
a number of start-up companies with the development of online community
and the creation of viable commercial models.
Marks and Spencer: Developed
e-commerce investment plan and growth strategy for presentation
to the board. Advised on partnership with AOL.
Developed partnership strategy and revenue models for Inktomi
shopping engine in five European countries.
strategy for deriving e-commerce and mobile revenues from IC24
Worked with numerous start-up companies including Netimperative,
DoBeDo, Dating Direct, iVenus, Popworld and Shopsmart to develop
business models for online content and services.
What next for online trading ?
Creating Community Online
in the UK
Jay built a management consulting
practice from the ground up at Durlacher, managing a team that advised
leading technology firms, Global 500 companies, and new ventures.
In addition he has conducted numerous consulting assignments in an independent
capacity for technology, media and telecommunications clients, as well
as venture capital firms.