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Phil O'Donovan


Dr. Phil O'Donovan is an Angel Investor. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) which is listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2004, became a FTSE 250 company in July of the same year, and is now Europe's largest fabless semiconductor company. As a technology start-up, CSR is one of the UK's great commercial success stories of the past decade. Phil helped grow CSR, as founding Managing Director, from a start-up of nine in 1999 into a highly successful publicly listed company with $705m in revenue and $154m in pre-tax profit in 2006 when he left to become an angel investor. At Twelve Winds, Phil works with the founders, boards and management of emerging technology-based companies as well as those organizations wishing to exploit their intellectual property. His focus is technology-intensive companies in both England and Ireland and he currently holds several non-executive directorships. Phil has worked in the communications industry for over 30 years in both very large and small companies. Phil holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering, is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Chartered Engineer and a Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Gold Medal winner.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Cambridge
  • England, United Kingdom

Phil O'Donovan Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Oval Medical Technologies 21-Aug-2014 Angel (individual) 00.000 Medical Supplies Generating Revenue
00000000 14-Feb-2008 00000 00000 00.000 Wireless Communications Equipment Bankruptcy: Liquidation
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Phil O'Donovan Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Oval Medical Technologies 13-Dec-2016 Merger/Acquisition Completed
  • SMC Limited
00000000 05-Apr-2011 0000000000: 000000 Completed
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Phil O'Donovan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Phil O'Donovan Ph.D Angel Investor Cambridge, United Kingdom