Lucius Cary OBE has joined the board of trustees of the Sylva Foundation.
Lucius is the founder and managing director of Oxford Technology Management Ltd, which has specialised in making and managing investments in start-up technology-based businesses since 1983. He has a degree in engineering and economics from Oxford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and was an engineering apprentice at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell. After forming and raising finance for his first business in 1972, he founded “Venture Capital Report” in 1978 and was its managing director for 17 years. In March 1996, he became chairman and reduced his day-to-day involvement in order to concentrate more fully on Oxford Technology Management’s investment activities. By 2005, Oxford Technology Management had managed or advised nine seed capital funds which, between them, have made some 95 investments in early stage and start-up technology companies.
Lucius Cary commented on his appointment: “I am delighted to join the board of Sylva as it is a tremendously dynamic charity that has achieved a great deal in its first three years. I am excited by plans for Sylva’s development over the coming years and look forward to playing my part in reviving our wood culture.”
In 2003, he was awarded an OBE for services to business. Lucius is the owner of a small woodland and is a keen amateur woodworker.