Dr Carl L. Griffiths

Board Observer

Dr Carl Griffiths is the Technology Seed Fund Manager at the Development Bank of Wales. He holds a PhD in Physics from Cardiff University and is the former CEO and founder of Sheffield University spin out Seren Photonics Ltd.

Prior to founding Seren, Carl worked as the Principal Research Engineer for BICC Cables Ltd and in 2000 founded ORS Ltd, a manufacturer of optical probes for the semiconductor industries. He was the Managing Director for ORS for eight years, running the business and raising equity funding before becoming Investment Manager at VC firm Fusion IP plc.

Carl now focuses on investing in IP rich Welsh technology ventures with the potential to be high growth companies. Carl has invested in several different technology sectors including engineering, software, materials and life sciences. With new and follow-on investment experience, Carl aims to develop lasting successful relationships with the businesses he invests in and the co-investors he invests alongside.

Carl has worked with several commercial due diligence providers and co-investors and is adept at helping businesses shape and develop their ideas.