Mr. John Taysom is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Privitar. He served as Advisor at Communitas Capital Partners. He was a Board Member of Partnerize. He was a Board Member of Digimarc, MediaGamma 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.