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Martyn is Partner at Forward Partners, the UK’s leading early stage investor in startups. A passionate advocate of talented entrepreneurs and disruptive ideas, Martyn has a unique perspective on UK funding, having held both senior operational and investment roles, and also having founded a successful startup himself.
Over the course of his career, Martyn has developed a wealth of experience with technology based growth businesses and joined Betfair in its infancy as Director of New Ventures.
Whilst at Betfair, Martyn founded and spun out LMAX Exchange, a leading multilateral trading facility for FX trading. During his time at LMAX, Martyn held the role of COO, driving market structure, product strategy, market development, commercial and international strategy and sales and corporate development.
In 2012 Martyn joined Google as NPS Sales Operations North & Central Europe before joining Oxford Capital in 2013 where he led investment strategy. During his tenure, Martyn led investments and was Board Director for businesses including Linkdex, Outplay Entertainment, Kobojo, and import.io.