Grant Hawthorne


Grant is an experienced operations and finance executive working with private equity backed companies across the biotech and tech sectors.

He’s been CFO for a number of companies that have collectively raised over £100m from private equity sources, both HNWI and venture capital. Grant has led several of these companies through successful exits.


Grant has over 20 years of experience in finance and operations with venture-backed companies. Grant is active in the Cambridge, UK start-up and financing community and has acted as COO/CFO in recent years for companies including Auspherix (current) Inotec AMD, Cronto (acquired) and 7 Safe (acquired).

Prior to this, Grant was Finance Director and part of the early management team at Azea Networks, a company that successfully raised $80 million and was acquired by Xtera Communications Inc in November 2007. Grant trained as an accountant in South Africa and is a chartered member of the Securities Institute.