About Us

Bay of Thermi UK Limited serves start-up and early-stage technology companies with a complete line of market assessment, business plan, valuation, and business development support services. We help new businesses secure partnerships and capital that they need to grow. Our passion is helping entrepreneurs transform ideas and innovations into market- and investor-ready businesses.

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Ben McClure – Founder and Principal

Ben has been working with technology start-ups on strategy, finance, valuation, partnerships and fundraisings for over ten years. He has been involved with more than 100 companies across a broad range of technology industries – from biotech and medical devices, to Internet and mobile telecoms software and hardware, to clean-tech and energy – in Europe, North America and Latin America. He has served as an advisor to venture capital and early-stage investment funds.

Ben has produced investor-ready business plans, valuations and presentations that have been used to guide growth and successfully raise more than $100 million for start-up and early stage technology ventures. He has been involved in three IPOs, in addition to numerous private investments, technology licensing agreements and business development deals.

A regular and long-time contributor to Investopedia.com, he is author of the Discounted Cash Flow Tutorial and Valuing Biotech Companies Using DCF. Ben also writes the Bay of Thermi Blog. For five years Ben judged business plans for the annual TEC Edmonton Venture Prize Business Plan Competition and served as a judge for the NCET2 (National Council of Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer) University Technology Business Plan Competition. He lectures Technology Commercialization/Entrepreneurship at the University of Sheffield’s City College, Executive MBA Program.

Before launching Bay of Thermi, Ben managed the new venture development team at TEC Edmonton, a major university-based technology commercialisation group in Canada.  Before that he was a highly-rated technology equities analyst at London UK-based Old Mutual Securities. He started his career at the Economist Group, London. Ben holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, Canada. He lives in Malta.

Marina Aguiar – Intern Analyst

A talented financial analyst, Marina assists with developing forecasts and valuation models, as well as conducting market research and analysis. She holds a BSc (Accounting/Economics) from Pennsylvania State University and is completing a MSc (Finance & Banking) from the University of Sheffield, UK.

International Specialist Network

Bay of Thermi has assembled a tight network of specialists and providers allowing us to create focused project teams with experience in Europe and North America. Our network currently includes:

  • a veteran technology entrepreneur with over $100 million in fundraising experience;
  • a seasoned intellectual property licensing manager
  • a veteran technology hardware sales and marketing executive
  • a pharmaceuticals clinical trials and regulatory approvals specialist

We invite applications from outstanding professionals to grow the network. Please contact us here today.

Bay of Thermi Limited is registered in England as, No. 7249038 21 Culverlands Close, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3AG

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