Mr. John Taysom is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Member at Privitar. He served as Board Member at Nozzle. He serves as Advisor at Communitas Capital Partners. He was a Board Member of Partnerize. He served as Board Member of Digimarc and TIBCO. To date, seventeen of his investments have achieved an IPO. He acquired the Fund in an MBO in 2002. Now London-based with a seed portfolio of thirty US and UK start-ups; one has achieved an IPO and several have been acquired by Experian, Linkedin, Tesco, BMC and others. In 2011 and 2012, he took a Fellowship at Harvard to work on privacy issues and holds EU and US patents on a method of improving privacy online. For 2015, he is a Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy and a Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, at UCL. He is a Governor at Hurstpierpoint College and runs a small farm in Devon. He served as Advisor at LoopMe.