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The vision

Advancing human progress through democratized access to global knowledge

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The mission

Harnessing the power of AI to empower decision-makers

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While being

Compassionate, disruptive, collaborative & transparent

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Born from a desire to reshape the expert network industry

In 2016, our co-founders discovered that, in an increasingly interconnected world where information flows more freely than ever, it was surprisingly difficult to get the knowledge they needed from industry experts.

After struggling with generic expert knowledge pools and overused panels with the same old faces, they decided to harness the power of technology to find better insights - and Techspert was born.

Our aim is the same now as it was back in those early days - to create a simple way to connect better-matched experts with the people who need them - and make it easy to collaborate, share the right insights and make a real difference.

The Techspert story

Techspert has grown from an idea shared by our co-founders to where we are today - the leading expert network for healthcare and life sciences, armed with our cutting edge AI search tech and custom-built knowledge management platform. Central to the story is our growing team of talented people who have put their energy into Techspert and helped us get where we are today.

Idea becomes reality

Techspert begins operating in 2016. Our UK office opens and the first employees join the business, bringing fresh perspectives and new ideas.

Investing in our technology and service

We build our own project management platform and begin developing our AI search tech, assisted by Cambridge data scientists and product specialists.

Funding ignites growth

Seed funding accelerates Techspert's growth and our network grows into the millions. We start working with some of the leading healthcare consultancies.

Techspert goes global

We open our Houston office in the US and rapidly expand our global capabilities, delivering projects in 100+ unique geographies.

Looking to find out more about any of this or get started with your own project?

Techspert is the number one choice for the most precise healthcare and sciences insights, no matter how complex the subject.

Our unique approach blends the power of tech with the focus and intellect of our in-house team of project management experts to create an expert network with an unbeatable record of success within healthcare.

Our success is evidenced by:

1 in 3

Of our experts have never consulted before

70%

Of experts we source are accepted

280m+

unique experts in our knowledge network

Efficient communication, responsive, and willing to go the extra mile in order to achieve our project goals.”

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Meet the team

Senior Leadership

We’re aiming to transform the way primary research is done. Our AI-driven approach is achieving this through levels of precision and efficiency that go way beyond what can be achieved by human analysts in the sector.

Dave is CEO and Co-Founder at Techspert. His primary responsibility is heading the company’s operational and financial activities. His background lies in biotechnology and he holds a Master’s in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge. 

Dave went on to become a biotech patent attorney and worked in corporate development for a diagnostics start-up in Cambridge. It was while doing market research at that firm that the need for better access to expert insights became clear. So, he teamed up with Graham and Hari to build a platform to transform the way knowledge is transferred between people and businesses globally.

I am passionate about the ability of technology to disrupt and bring automation and efficiency to almost every business model. Techspert is a prime example of how technology, and specifically advanced AI, can be used to disrupt an entire market segment.

As CTO, Martin’s fundamental focus is spearheading the scaling of Techspert's deep AI search technology and tech team. He has over 25 years of experience in technology leadership and revenue stream generation and over 10 years of executive leadership experience specializing in growing and creating technical teams.

Prior successful project deliveries include the initial phase of the Urban Data Project — an advanced analytics sensor and data platform, which enables cities to manage the urban environment based on collecting, protecting and applying data to improve city living.

Techspert is in a rapidly growing industry that is ripe for disruption. The business has a unique offering and is embarking on what should be a period of exponential growth.

Originally trained as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young, Chris joins the executive team as CFO. He’s spent the past 12 years working with SMEs and high-growth businesses with his most recent experience with PE and VC-backed technology businesses, helping them fundraise, scale and exit.

Chris’ key responsibility is to ensure techspert.io is properly funded and to drive efficient growth, so the business realizes its maximum potential.

There’s a clear USP in being able to use AI and automation to quickly identify experts that no one else can locate which made Techspert stand out as an innovative player in this industry.

Jamie has 20 years of experience in M&A services, with most of his career being in expert networks. After starting his career in consulting, he moved to GLG where he spent 12 years at the expert network firm with his final role leading the Private Equity delivery team across EMEA and successfully driving the growth of that business unit.

As COO, Jamie’s primary responsibility is leading the Business Development function and driving profitable revenue growth, an area he has documented experience in.

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Dave Holden
CEO & Co-Founder

We’re aiming to transform the way primary research is done. Our AI-driven approach is achieving this through levels of precision and efficiency that go way beyond what can be achieved by human analysts in the sector.

Dave is CEO and Co-Founder at Techspert. His primary responsibility is heading the company’s operational and financial activities. His background lies in biotechnology and he holds a Master’s in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge. 

Dave went on to become a biotech patent attorney and worked in corporate development for a diagnostics start-up in Cambridge. It was while doing market research at that firm that the need for better access to expert insights became clear. So, he teamed up with Graham and Hari to build a platform to transform the way knowledge is transferred between people and businesses globally.

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Martin Wilks
CTO

I am passionate about the ability of technology to disrupt and bring automation and efficiency to almost every business model. Techspert is a prime example of how technology, and specifically advanced AI, can be used to disrupt an entire market segment.

As CTO, Martin’s fundamental focus is spearheading the scaling of Techspert's deep AI search technology and tech team. He has over 25 years of experience in technology leadership and revenue stream generation and over 10 years of executive leadership experience specializing in growing and creating technical teams.

Prior successful project deliveries include the initial phase of the Urban Data Project — an advanced analytics sensor and data platform, which enables cities to manage the urban environment based on collecting, protecting and applying data to improve city living.

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Chris Musgrove
CFO

Techspert is in a rapidly growing industry that is ripe for disruption. The business has a unique offering and is embarking on what should be a period of exponential growth.

Originally trained as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young, Chris joins the executive team as CFO. He’s spent the past 12 years working with SMEs and high-growth businesses with his most recent experience with PE and VC-backed technology businesses, helping them fundraise, scale and exit.

Chris’ key responsibility is to ensure techspert.io is properly funded and to drive efficient growth, so the business realizes its maximum potential.

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Jamie Beard
COO

There’s a clear USP in being able to use AI and automation to quickly identify experts that no one else can locate which made Techspert stand out as an innovative player in this industry.

Jamie has 20 years of experience in M&A services, with most of his career being in expert networks. After starting his career in consulting, he moved to GLG where he spent 12 years at the expert network firm with his final role leading the Private Equity delivery team across EMEA and successfully driving the growth of that business unit.

As COO, Jamie’s primary responsibility is leading the Business Development function and driving profitable revenue growth, an area he has documented experience in.

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Forward-thinking in every way

We partner with Ecologi to make sure we're doing our bit when it comes to carbon offset projects, reforestation and restoring natural wildlife habitats. 

We actively support the Biogas Revolution to reduce how much methane reaches the atmosphere. 

And every time we arrange an expert engagement, we plant a tree. 

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