Nathan founded Qi3 in June 1999 on the principle of ethical commitment to technology marketing. He is a specialist in technology commercialisation, business development and growth, knowledge transfer and practical sales and marketing.
More recently Nathan set up Qi3 Accelerator, a new branch of Qi3 that specialises in supporting companies via cash and/or management investment. He remains an integral part in running the Qi3 business and continues to support many of our public sector clients, with the rest of his time now as an active investor.
Nathan’s skills are in sales, sales management, product marketing, strategic portfolio management, acquisitions and general management in export markets. He works with start-ups and in growth situations and loves practical selling. He has supported over 120 new business-academic partnerships and over 20 start-ups. As a lover of startup situations, corporate change and accelerated organic growth, Nathan is a frequent speaker in the technology commercialisation community. Nathan has an MA in Physics from Oxford and has completed the examinations for an MBA from Warwick.
Nathan started his working life as a salesman for Oxford Instruments in Germany. He moved to Bristol to work as subsidiary manager for a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. He returned to Oxford Instruments as a division Marketing and Strategy Director to propel growth in a static core business. He led development of over 50 new products and portfolio reorganisation, including extensive market development in Japan, the USA and Europe. Nathan then became Managing Director of two Cambridge-based acquisitions for Oxford Instruments and was then briefly Marketing Director of Sagentia (then known as Scientific Generics), before setting up Qi3.