Paul Egan, CEO

Paul has enjoyed a long career in wireless technology and IoT. In the early 90s he was part of the initial team at ARM. In the late 90s he joined CSR shortly after its creation, for 10 years playing a key role in design of its Bluetooth ICs, before co-founding LPWAN pioneer Neul in 2010. At Neul, which was acquired by Huawei in 2014, Paul served as VP, Business Development. Before joining 8power, Paul worked as principal consultant at the Digital Catapult starting the IoTUK project.


Paul Egan

Martin Jackson, VP Engineering

Martin is an experienced technical leader and entrepreneur who has built multi-disciplinary, multi-site teams and co-founded four companies. Before joining 8power, Martin was Group Head of Technology at Elektron Technology plc. Prior to this, he served as VP Technology, VP Engineering and CTO at start-ups including Plastic Logic, Artimi, Frontier Silicon, Virata and Active Book.  Martin is non-executive director of DisplayLink, where he chairs the IP Committee.

Martin Jackson

Richard Green, Chairman

Richard is a serial entrepreneur, non-executive director and business mentor. He was co-founder and CEO of Ubisense, the award winning Industrial Internet of Things pioneer. Under Richard’s leadership Ubisense listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM growth market in 2011.

Prior to Ubisense, Richard co-founded Smallworld, an enterprise geospatial software company which listed on Nasdaq in 1996 and was acquired by GE in 2000.


Richard Green

Advisory Board

Prof Ashwin Seshia, Non-executive Director & Co-Founder

Ashwin is Professor of Microsystems Technology at the University of Cambridge. He is also Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Silicon Microgravity. Ashwin has led the research behind 8power for over a decade, combining interests in microsystem design and micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), sensors and sensory processing, resonant mechanical devices and acoustics.

Ashwin Seshia

Investor Directors

Lewis Liu, Non-executive Director

Lewis is Director of Cleantech at IP Group plc. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, IP Group is a fundamental technology investor leveraging its long-term partnerships with top UK and US universities.

Lewis holds a PhD in materials science from the University of Cambridge and a BEng from Tsinghua University, China.

Lewis Liu

Tania Villares Balsa, Non-executive Director

Tania is Investment Manager at Cambridge Enterprise, which sponsored the commercialisation of the research that has been licensed by 8power, and provided 8power with seed funding itself and through the associated University of Cambridge Enterprise Funds

She is a graduate of the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and has a MBA from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

Tania Villares Balsa