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Lunch With Mike Lynch


In February 2013 he raised $1 billion through his Invoke Capital fund to invest in up and coming British technology companies and in September 2013 announced Invoke had made its first investment, putting up to $20m into Darktrace (alongside Hoxton Ventures and Talis Capital) which describes itself as “the world’s first behavioural cyber defence platform.” In July 2015, Summit Partners invested a further $22.5 million in Darktrace, valuing the company at $120million.

Mike’s other roles include membership of the Council for Science and Technology. He has previously served as a non-executive director to the board of the BBC.


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Toby Kramers

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Toby was brought up in Suffolk and, after a brief spell at University and working in London, returned to Ipswich to work in a legal practice in Ipswich in the 1990s where he has worked ever since as a solicitor specialising in Commercial Property.

Outside of work, Toby enjoys politics (he was Chairman of and remains involved in the South Suffolk Conservative Association), singing (he has performed with the Essex University Choir) and country sports. He is involved in a number of local charities.