Mike Lynch is a visionary technology pioneer and the founder of several world-leading technology companies including Darktrace, Autonomy and Luminance.
His name is synonymous with breaking new ground in the field of AI and he has long been regarded as one of the most enterprising tech entrepreneurs. Mike founded Invoke Capital as a vehicle to found and scale emerging technologies businesses in Europe. Invoke has been leading the way in supporting innovative companies through development from start-up and growing them to a global level.
Whilst at university, he founded Lynett Systems, which created designs and audio products, operating in the music production industry. He then established Cambridge Neurodynamics. Mike founded software development information management company, Autonomy, which became one of the UK’s most successful technology businesses and was listed on the FTSE 100.
Amongst his many awards for ground-breaking achievements, Mike was awarded an OBE in HM the Queen’s New Year Honours for his services to Enterprise. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society and an Honorary Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge University.
He is Board Director of Luminance, Advisor at Neurence and a Member of the Darktrace Science and Technology Committee. He was a Board Member at Cambridge Enterprise and served in non-executive roles at the BBC and Blinkx alongside a trustee role at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The British Library. Mike also held advisory roles at The Alan Turing Institute, Darktrace, The Council for Science and Technology, The Isaac Newton Institute, The Foundation for Science and Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
He is Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Suffolk. His charitable interests include Cancer Research, The Prince’s Trust and NESTA.
Mike read Natural Sciences at Christ’s College, Cambridge and achieved his PhD in Signal Processing and Communications Research.