Mike Powell is the Managing Director and Partner of Renevo Capital Limited. Mike focuses on the TMT and advanced materials sectors. He has advised multiple companies on M&A, financing, and corporate strategy. He is extremely well connected internationally, particularly in Europe, the North Americas and China. Mike's speciality is photonics and efficiency technologies and he brings 30 years of senior level experience in leading, advising, managing and negotiating corporate projects and transactions for both private and public companies.
Prior to his experience in technology M&A banking and the founding of Renevo Capital Limited, Mike had an extensive history in operational roles within technology businesses, starting as a defence contractor with GEC Marconi. He then entered a period of serial entrepreneurship by founding, funding, growing and ultimately selling three business: IOC international PLC, K2 Optronics Inc and Pelikon ltd.
He managed IOC as CEO from start-up to its subsequent float on the London AIM stock exchange in 1997 and 2000. He subsequently sold it to NASDAQ quoted SDLI before moving to the Bay area to found K2 Optronics which was later sold to Emcore. In 2002 Mike returned to the UK and joined the founding team of Pelikon as CEO. In 2008 he sold Pelikon to NASDAQ listed MFLEX.
Mike has a degree in Physics from Imperial College and is a keen athlete, competing regularly in triathlons. He is also a level 2 qualified Triathlon coach.