We have assembled a fantastic team of experts and specialists in computer science and web technology, aided by a network of senior industry advisors.
Luke Marsden - CEO
Luke Marsden has a 1st class Computer Science degree from Oxford University and 12 years of experience building web apps & running a web hosting company. Inspired by the practical problems faced in his web hosting company, he initiated the development of HybridCluster.
Rob Haswell - CTO
Rob Haswell brings 11 years of programming experience to his role of CTO. He is a razor sharp systems architect and programmer more than capable of driving the development of HybridCluster’s products.
Mike Smithson - Founder
Mike Smithson is one of the founding investors and directors at Hybrid Cluster.
John Baits - DN Capital
John Baits of DN Capital has spent over 31 years in senior technology roles in IT and Telecommunications.
Charles Grimsdale - Eden Ventures
Charles is a co-founder of Eden Ventures and one of Eden’s Investment Managers.
David May - Non-Executive Director
Professor of Computer Science at Bristol University and CTO of XMOS.
Richard Muirhead - Founder Tideway (now BMC)
Richard Muirhead is a serial tech entrepreneur, bitcoin pioneer and angel. Co-founded Orchestream ($1.4Bn IPO now Oracle) and Tideway (now BMC Software). Richard is co-founding exec chairman at Fanatix, advisor to Rightster, co-founding managing partner of firestartr.co and interim CEO of Automic a leader in business and cloud automation with more than $100m+ in revenue.
Jason Seats - formerly of Rackspace
Toivo Annus - formerly of Skype
Prior to ASI, Toivo was the co-founder of communication software company Skype, where he built and led a world-class engineering organization of 120 team members. He has extensive experience with emerging technologies and maintains a very broad as well as deep understanding of the tech sector.
Anil Hansjee - formerly of Google
Formerly the Head of Corporate Development EMEA at Google, Anil Hansjee is an investor in the early seed companies in the internet space and is currently creating a disruptive funding approach to that market.