Corbin Church, CEO and co-founder
Corbin Church is an experienced executive with a nearly 20-year track record of successfully building businesses, driving revenue and executing on the strategies of innovative technology companies and start-ups. As the CEO of CTT, he develops and leads the vision and direction of the company, while forming key customer and strategic partner relationships that drive growth. Having held previous leadership positions at high-growth tech companies such as Maintenance Assistant (now Fiix Software) as a co-founder, OLED backplane developer IGNIS Innovation, and as President of high-tech management consulting company, C2MCI Group, Corbin has built a strong network of industry contacts and raised tens of millions of dollars from angel, VC and government sources in North America, the UK and Asia. He’s presented at conferences around the world as an invited speaker and is a co-inventor on more than 15 patents and patents pending in both hardware (touch and displays) and software (enterprise SaaS). Corbin graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering.
Arokia Nathan, CTO and co-founder
Dr. Arokia Nathan CEng, FIEEE, FIET is the CTO and co-founder of CTT with responsibility of the development of the company's intellectual property portfolio and advanced system architectures and technologies. He holds the Professorial Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Following post-doctoral years at LSI Logic Corp., USA and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, he joined the University of Waterloo where he held the DALSA/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in sensor technology and subsequently the Canada Research Chair in nano-scale flexible circuits. He was a recipient of the 2001 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In 2006, he moved to the UK to take up the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, where he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He has published over 500 papers in the field of sensor technology and CAD, and thin film transistor electronics, and is a co-author of four books. He has over 50 patents filed/awarded and has founded/co-founded four spin-off companies. He serves on technical committees and editorial boards in various capacities. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Fellow of IEEE (USA), and an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer.
Babak Bastani, COO
Babak Bastani, Chief Operating Officer of CTT, has over 25 years experience in mixed-signal chip design for smartphones, and is responsible for IC development and commercialization of CTT's analogue and digital technologies. Prior to joining CTT, he was the Senior Vice President of Chip Design at Samsung Cambridge Solutions Centre and VP of Global Chip Design at Cambridge Silicon Radio. Babak has held various technical and management roles in Motorola and Freescale Semiconductors from 1991 until 2007. He was also the VP of Engineering at SiRF Technology in San Jose, CA. He holds over 15 patents and several publications in the field wireless, RF and Analog Integrated Circuit design.
Babak has a first class degree in Electrical Engineering from Kings College, London, and an MSc in Satellite Communications Engineering from the University of Surrey.
Joanna Dunne, Finance Director
Joanna Dunne is responsible for the financial activities and accounting at CTT. She's an experienced finance professional, who qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. She has held senior roles in a number of large and small organizations, including Pilkington Plc, Ernst and Young and International Travel Connections Limited, where she drove change through the implementation of new IT systems. More recently, Joanna has focused on the challenges of technology start-ups, such as ACAL Energy, Bodle Technologies and Cambridge Touch Technologies. This has enabled her to understand and support the financing, financial management and human resources management needs of growing technology companies.
Board of Directors
Sb Cha, Chairman and co-founder
Dr. S B Cha is a co-founder of CTT and has over 20 years of experience in the display and electronics industries. He is the CEO of Kinestral Technologies, a VC-backed company developing dynamic smart glass and windows in San Francisco, CA. He was formerly CEO of ACAL Energy and Chief Commercial Officer for Cambridge Display Technology (CDT), both in the UK, and Director of Sumation KK in Japan, having started his career at Boston Consulting Group.
Sb holds a PhD from Imperial College, London and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Elaine Loukes, Director - Cambridge Enterprise
Dr. Elaine Loukes joined the Seed Funds team in 2015 and focuses on physical sciences investments, working as an early-stage tech investment manager since 2001. At Dresdner Kleinwort Capital, she sourced new investment opportunities and managed the direct investment portfolio for early-stage tech deals. At PUK Ventures she focused on early-stage tech opportunities emerging from the public sector and UK universities. She has extensive experience in all stages of the investment process including due diligence, financial modelling, deal negotiation and investment management.
Elaine has BSc in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics (University of Strathclyde), a PhD in Physics (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 2000.
Moray Wright, Director - Parkwalk Advisors
Before founding Parkwalk in 2009, Moray Wright spent over 20 years working in equity capital markets for Hoare Govett, JP Morgan, Lazard and Mirabaud. He has helped advise companies on acquisitions, fund-raising, restructuring and strategy. Moray managed the trading activities at Lazard Capital Markets and has a wealth of experience with corporate and institutional clients. Moray sits on various Parkwalk portfolio company Boards, and is responsible for raising Parkwalk funds.
Amelia Armour (observer) - Amadeus Capital
Amelia Armour is the EIS fund manager at Amadeus, based in Cambridge, where she has a particular interest in supporting and nurturing spin-outs from the University. She trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in the Corporate Tax Department, and has worked in structured finance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Barclays Capital. Amelia holds a BSc in Chemistry and Biology from Durham University.
Corbin Church, Director and CEO
Arokia Nathan, CTO (observer)