Dedicated to accelerating the growth of early-stage companies, our technological expertise and repositioning experience allow us to rapidly scale fundamental technologies across multiple markets. We are the only investment team in Europe with a dedicated, in-house R&D division, based in Cambridge, UK.
The Invoke team has grown multiple technology businesses. Our expertise and experience in science and technology allows us to identify and develop core technologies in areas including genomics, security, pattern recognition, signal processing and big data.
Invoke has unique, well-established links with the European tech scene and unrivalled access to world-class science and engineering talent. We are connected to various major European universities and have a strong relationship with Cambridge University, including college fellowships and membership at Cambridge Enterprise, the University's commercial vehicle.
We also hold positions on science and industry governing bodies, such as Nesta, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Foundation for Science and Technology and the Royal Society Development Board, as well as membership on UK Government advisory boards, including the Prime Ministerial Council for Science and Technology and the Tech City Investment Organisation.
Mike is a celebrated technologist and has a proven track record of identifying and monetising fundamental technologies. Spun out from his previous company, Neurodynamics, which he sold in 2005, Mike founded Autonomy in 1996 based on technology invented at Cambridge University, where Dr Lynch studied Information Sciences, received a Ph.D. and held a research fellowship in adaptive pattern recognition. He served as CEO of Autonomy for over fifteen years, during which time it became one of the UK's most successful technology companies on the FTSE100. Autonomy was acquired by HP for $11 billion in 2011.
Mike is regarded as Britain's most successful technology entrepreneur and has won numerous awards, including Computer Weekly's 'Most Influential Person of the Year' and the Chartered Institute for IT's award for Outstanding Contribution to IT in 2011. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Enterprise in 2006. Mike is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an honorary fellow of Christ's College Cambridge and a non-executive director of the British Library. He is also a scientific advisor to the UK Prime Minister.
17 October 2013 — Mike Lynch awarded the 2013 Global University Venturing Personality of the Year Award Read more...
16 September 2013 — Invoke Capital makes first investment in fundamental cyber security technology Read more...
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