Carbon13 – EIR & SIR

Carbon13's Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence provide expertise and advice based on their own entrepreneurial experiences to our cohort and enrich Carbon13’s founders existing networks with their own. 

Carbon13's Storyteller in Residence

To reach the maximum velocity with your project, you need to be able to bring stakeholders on board – and you do that with a great story. Our Storyteller in Residence helps each team understand how to create, and evolve, a story that sticks.

Stephanie Alys

A Deloitte management consultant turned award-winning entrepreneur, Stephanie co-founded leading British sexual health & wellbeing brand MysteryVibe. Over 5 years, Stephanie grew MV from basic concept to pulling in £m revenues, and expanding to over 60 countries. 
Stephanie’s previous work in sustainability includes business strategy for large renewable energy infrastructure projects and Demand Side Management, alongside large scale communications and public affairs campaigns. She holds an MSc in Energy & Climate policy.
Stephanie has been featured in publications such as the BBC, Times, Guardian, CNBC and TechCrunch. She was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman award in 2018 for her achievements in taking sextech to the mainstream.

Oyvind Henriksen

Founding CEO of Poq, a SaaS platform for mobile shopping apps, driving $1bn of annual app revenue with a team of 100 people, a Forrester-recognised product and £20m of VC funding. Experienced in designing, prototyping and developing innovative products, bringing them to market and growing a successful VC-backed company from zero to Series B. Passionate about learning and researching what’s new, and about mentoring and helping fellow founders on their startup journey.

Paul Rigby

Formerly an Air Traffic Control Operations and Engineering specialist at the world’s busiest en-route air traffic control centre, Paul holds professional engineering accreditations with the Royal Aeronautical society. He founded the drone consultancy and SaaS startup Consortiq and over seven years he expanded the team to the USA and delivered business to many other countries like The Gambia, Canada, and Ecuador. Consortiq were part of a consortium to use drones to deliver critical medical supplies by drone from the mainland UK to the Scilly Isles.
Paul and his company have had major features in printed publications such as Empire Magazine, provided guest commentary on Radio 4, BBC News, Sky News, Channel 5 News, and he regularly speaks at industry conferences. He is part of key government working groups for business, policy and entrepreneurship with the Department for Transport and Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

Nishul Saperia

I am an experienced founder and investor across a 20 year career. I was part of the founding team at Markit – now IHS Markit and currently listed on NASDAQ at $50bn. Since then I have launched ventures in online travel and food whilst also investing in and advising a variety of startups.
Most recently I have been focusing on the climate, sustainability and biodiversity space with a current focus on investing in startups that can make an impact.
My expertise is broad and involves most aspects in putting together a startup.

Sarah Dees

Over 20 years in the finance sector, I have gained experience in Executive leadership positions in FTSE100 financial corporate institutions, including Barclays Bank and Goldman Sachs. During this time I have developed strong relationships across asset management, banking, insurance and pension funds. Currently CEO of a FinTech start-up.
I am an entrepreneurial international finance leader with technical expertise in structured products. My Executive experiences, currently with FinTech start-up ‘EU Pay’ and large corporates such as Barclays and Goldman Sachs, have equipped me with diverse Non-Executive Director offerings.
Several years of client on-boarding have developed my compliance literacy and I am comfortable in ensuring corporate governance within listed companies. Investor Relations is also one of my key offerings – high-level representation and the supporting of capital raising efforts.
Paul Bourne

Paul Bourne

Paul works in ‘Creative Engagement’. In Executive Education and Entrepreneurship, his key areas of interest are working alongside Artists exploring Creativity in the Workplace, Enterprise Thinking, Collaborative working, Communication Impact and Transformational Leadership. All wrapped up in Storytelling.
He has most recently worked with a wide variety of retained clients focusing on two key areas: Cultural Shift with The Dubai Stock Exchange (DIFC), Liverpool Football Club, NIKE and Sberbank (Russia), and Communication Impact Programmes for management and staff with Fairtrade, United States Armed Forces and McLaren Formula One Racing.