Our Team

Our Team

Do you want to work at the forefront of climate innovation with us? Carbon13 is hiring for roles in the UK and Germany. Email careers@carbonthirteen.com for current opportunities.

Our Board

Our Advisory Board

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence and Storyteller in Residence

Entrepreneurship is a team sport

Building Carbon13 and a realistic chance to fight the climate emergency could never be possible without the generous time, help and support from our community. We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has given to the Carbon13 community and a special big thank you to everybody below. 

Andre Spark

Andy Holland

Archie Campbell

Artem Stalpouski

Ayesha Silveira

Balint Bertok

Bec Austin

Ben Franchetti

Corinne Raux

Cyrille Najjar

David Foster

Don Ong

Doug Morwood

Elena Sikorsky

Elliott Rapaport

Eric Wood

Fola Olatunji-David

Francis Prosser

Graham Wyllie

Greg Macfarlane

Guy Wilkinson

Helen Fisher

John Foppert

John Spindler

Josefin Rosman

Julian Childs

Kim van Haalen

Marco Donzelli

Martynas Kandzeras

Matt Wunderli

Max Kelly

Mo Zaraket

Nicolas Rebolledo

Patrick Lockton

Paul Varga

Sam Applebee

Samad Masood

Selina Austin

Simon Witney

Sven Jungmann

Tanya Popeau

Tayab Hasan

Tim Barnes

Tom Bilakiewicz

Victor Dyrnes

William Fitzpatrick

Zhenya Kazlou

Chris Coleridge

Dr Chris Coleridge

Founder & CEO

Chris is Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School. For 14 years he has been teaching and carrying out advisory work in entrepreneurship and strategy.

He is a former entrepreneur and holds an MBA from London Business School, an MSc in Social Psychology and a PhD in Management from the London School of Economics.

Nicky Dee

Dr Nicky Dee

Co-founder & Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer

Nicky has pioneered many activities in the sustainability space to scale up impact from startups. This has included work with UNEP, Nesta, European Projects, Climate KIC, DfID, UK Gov. She has been an entrepreneur as well as worked directly with entrepreneurs and those who support them. 

She designed and delivered the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards in partnership with CISL for several years which globally attracted thousands of entrepreneurs. She has engaged with many corporates through executive education and consultancy and developed frameworks to evaluate startup ecosystems which she has applied to many leading as well as emerging locations. Nicky is also actively exploring inclusive approaches to entrepreneurship.

Michael Langguth

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Michael is a serial entrepreneur originally from Germany. His first business was a peer-to-peer letting business in the Netherlands in the early 2000s. His most recent start-up, Poq, is a London based software-as-a-service platform for mobile shopping, powering the apps of some of the largest retailers in the world. The company has grown over 10 years out of UCL where Michael holds an MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Jonathan Cumming

Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director

Jonathan has spent the last 20 years as the CFO of first a private equity owned cable telecommunications business based in Madrid and then of a global media & entertainment group with headquarters in Barcelona. He was with the cable business from inception to preparation for a $10 billion strategic trade sale and at the media business he led an operational turnaround through to a $2billion change of ownership. Jonathan has extensive experience of growing businesses, acquiring and disposing of businesses and the operational management required to create maximum value. Prior to these roles, Jonathan worked in investment banking. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Emma Mee

Community Director

Emma has a 20-year background in climate change and sustainability, with a keen interest in solutions to address the world’s critical issues. At Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability she supported cross-sector business leadership groups to increase emission reduction regulations across the UK and Europe, designed senior executive education in climate and delivered the first two years of the Young Sustainability Entrepreneurs Awards for Unilever and HRH The Prince of Wales. She then spent four years at Allia working hands-on with impact entrepreneurs and curating accelerator programmes, partnering with EIT Climate KIC and creating opportunities for tech-for-good ventures. Emma was until recently a councillor with the National Trust, and loves regenerative business models and rewilding.

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Dominic Margetson

Director of Communications and Partnerships

Dominic has over 20 years’ experience in some of the world’s most successful brands. Most recently he returned from Seattle where he held Global Brand Director role for Microsoft. This included the development of the Microsoft brand sustainability strategy. Previously he was Brand Strategy Director where he led a global entrepreneur program to inspire Microsoft’s marketing to be more authentic, innovative and relevant. Dominic has previously worked for Nokia, Wal-Mart and creative agency FCB inferno. He has a background in brand strategy, partnerships, digital marketing, and communications.

Sara Jones

Marketing Manager

Sara has a decade of experience working in startups, including founding her own. She specialises in marketing, covering digital, content, and growth marketing. She is an alumna of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and member of Founders of the Future. She holds a First Class degree in Classics from UCL.
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Eloise Inedahl Swales

Head of Operations & Finance

With over 10 years of experience working with internal and commercial operations in the UK, Ireland and Nordics – Eloise now brings her vast experience of driving and implementing digitisation and change management to Carbon13. Her previous experience includes implementing loyalty programmes for local businesses, driving sales for international blue-chip brands and building trade relationships at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. Most recently she led an international team with 7 direct reports and over £15M annual turnover as well as supporting the wider group through changes to business models and financial restructuring. Her passion and experience in implementing sustainable business models led to her completing the course Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies, at Cambridge Judge Business School in 2022. When she is not at Carbon13 she dedicates some of her time as a Trustee at the charity Newham New Deal Partnership to support vulnerable residents and hard to reach groups in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham.

Min Dhillon

Fundraising & Investor Relations Lead

Min has extensive experience across partnership development, business strategy and go-to-market. Prior to joining Carbon13, he was the UK product marketing lead at Eventbrite, pre and post IPO. He has over 10 years of experience spanning technology start ups to academic publishing and is managing Carbon13’s fundraising activities and investor relationships.

Puja Balachander

Puja is a recently exited founder excited about using her product and commercial experience to accelerate the just transition. Outside Carbon13, Puja mentors and angel invests in climate tech startups, and consults with local government on using innovations in policy implementation to accelerate decarbonisation.

Most recently Puja was Director of Product at Think of Us, a civic tech company dedicated to systems change in the child welfare system. Before this, she was founder/CEO of Devie (acquired by Think of Us), a venture-backed D2C health tech startup. Prior to this, she was in civic tech, working at local (City of Austin), national (White House Presidential Innovation Fellows), and international (World Bank in Madagascar) governmental organizations to make public services better. Puja has an MBA from Oxford and a BA from American University.Puja is a recently exited founder excited about using her product and commercial experience to accelerate the just transition. 

Deborah Olaifa

Marketing Manager

Deborah has experience across brand management and marketing, covering brand partnerships, social content, and growth marketing. Prior to joining Carbon13, she spent much time working in the entertainment industry as an artist manager, as well as joining US digital tech company, as their head of corporate partnerships. She is one out of two founders for a Cambridge-based network that builds power to bring justice, a voice, and business support for ethnic minorities in the city. Deborah brings a fresh outlook, alongside her innovative ideas to the Carbon13 team.

Olivia Lavigne

Marketing Officer

Olivia has a joint honors BA in Politics and Management from the University of Cambridge. She is passionate about the environment and sustainability.

Mai Silk

Programme Officer

Mai is a Programme Officer for Carbon13’s Venture Builder,  fulfilling the duties responsible for the delivery of Carbon 13’s programme and is one of the first points of contact for Cohort members.

 

She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with experience in administration and event coordination. Mai is pleased to be part of a community which shares her desire to work towards finding solutions to critical global issues.  

Jordan Torch

Programme Officer

Jordan holds a BA in Urban and Russian Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. While there, she worked in community development in the non-profit sector. She also holds an MSc in Planning and Development from Queen’s University Belfast where she got the chance to engage with sustainability efforts across multiple sectors. Jordan is very excited to be a part of the Carbon13 team!

Dr Caroline Brown

Dr Caroline Brown

Commercially focused business leader with 20 years main Board experience, as Executive and Non-Executive Director, driving strategic growth and leading high performing teams in the media, professional services and technology sectors.  Caroline has delivered business strategy across EMEA, the Americas, former-CIS, India and the Far East in commercial leadership roles for FTSE100 groups, mid-cap companies, and innovative small and medium sized enterprises. Her early career was in corporate finance with Merrill Lynch (New York), UBS and HSBC advising global corporations and governments.  Caroline’s current portfolio of interests is supported by a strong interdisciplinary background. She is a Qualified Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Master of Business Administration and Chartered Director.

David Gill

David has been CEO of the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge since 2008. He previously ran the Innovation & Technology Unit at HSBC Bank in London (1997-2004). David was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple before working in corporate finance for US and UK banks. A Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California (2004-05), he is an Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Manufacturing (University of Cambridge Department of Engineering), a non-executive director of the European Business Network and NXD of several firms specialising in financing early-stage, high-potential businesses. In recent years, he has been involved in advisory and training projects for Poland, Libya, Kuwait, Thailand and China. His publications cover innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurial finance and business incubation.

Henry D'Abo

 A dedicated ecologist. Senior advisor to WestCap, board member of Dalcor pharmaceuticals ,investor in science and biotech business and farmer of 2500 acres South of Cambridge.

Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Chairman of Treatt plc, an ingredients manufacturer exporting to 90+ countries and Premium-listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market. A Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Tim began his career in financial services with Royal Insurance and subsequently held posts in the Middle East, the US and Europe before entering the beverage sector including the establishment of a joint venture in the Balkans. For 17 years he was Chief Executive of Allia, a charitable organisation where he oversaw a range of new solutions to drive impact entrepreneurship developing social finance initiatives for impact investment through Employment and Housing Bonds and London Stock Exchange-listed Bonds. He remains Senior Advisor to Allia’s Trustees, Chairman of Allia’s stockbroking subsidiary City and Continental Ltd and a Non-executive director of Retail Charity Bonds plc.
Lubomila Jordanova

Lubomila Jordanova

Lubomila is the Founder & CEO of Plan A, the award-winning and certified end-to-end platform for carbon accounting, carbon reduction and ESG reporting, underpinned by scientific methods and technology. Lubomila is also the Co-founder of the Greentech Alliance, a community of 1000+ Greentech companies which connects its members to top tier VCs, media and experts. Lubomila’s work has seen her awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020, Top 50 Women in Tech in Germany 2021, and most recently as Sustainability Hero 2021, Generali Group SME EnterPrize Award, 2021.

Adizah Tejani

Adizah Tejani

Adizah is a product-focused technology executive having worked on the rollout of digital products such as websites, billing systems, and payment products. Fast forward to 2020 and she has built a unique lens while working in the technology sector in London. She is the former Director of Marketing EMEA at Token a fintech company from San Francisco and was the first marketing hire in the European market in 2016. In 2013 she was part of the founding team of Level39 a technology accelerator focused on fintech products. She has been in the technology and startup ecosystem since 2009 and understands how to build relationships that add value to all partners. She was part of the 2011 team that grew edtech company Apps for Good – scaling the program from 2 schools to 100 schools. Over the years Adizah picked up a number of awards and was recently named by the FT as one of the top 100 2018 EMpower ethnic minority executives in the UK and North America.

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.

Jérome Joaug

Jérome is a serial entrepreneur who founded Cambridge Nanosystems, a leading graphene nanomaterial supplier (sold in 2015) and Nymbly, an IoT company acquired by ARM in 2017 before joining Aster, a VC firm headquartered in Paris and focused on Climate Tech. He is also an active angel investor with about 20+ companies in this portfolio.

Jerome completed his training at the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

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.

Huw Thomas

With an MBA from Oxford’s Saïd Business School,  Huw is a serial entrepreneur who joined Carbon13 as a Business Mentor in January 2022, then served as an Entrepreneur in Residence from May 2022. 

Huw was previously focused on the renewable energy transition and now on the meat transition. He built Counterfactual, which created new companies in the plant- and cell-based protein industries with a focussed impact on animal welfare, health and the environment. 

He was COO of cultivated meat startup New Age Meats, co-founder of community renewable energy consultancy SCENE and CEO of sports nutrition startup Fuelit. 

He is currently the Managing Director of the Carbon13 Fund, linking startups to the Cambridge sustainability network and our investor network.