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Team / Tim Rea

Tim Rea

Head of Early stage & Cambridge / Investment Committee  /  Cambridge


Tim joined BGF in January 2018 after actively supporting BGF on a number of projects over the previous 18 months. He is based in London and Cambridge and his main role is to identify and execute investments with a particular focus on tech-oriented propositions.

He also takes a lead role in developing relationships with partners that can help BGF better support key industry sectors. Tim has been active in the venture capital and start-up ecosystem for over 20 years, initially as an entrepreneur and then as an investor with SoftBank, NEC and DFJ ePlanet Capital. He has been a party to more than 120 investments across a broad range of sectors, stages and geographies. He has recently joined the BGF Investment Committee.

Outside of work Tim spends as much of his time as possible on horseback and, in the interest of combining work with pleasure, keeps a horse specifically for long conference calls. Tim has a science background and began his career in BT’s research labs developing materials for optical switching and amplification. He has an MBA from London Business School.



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