Patrick joins the team at Seraphim as a Venture Partner following a long and distinguished career in the space, communication and transport sector, He worked for two decades in the senior team driving the expansion of the Virgin Group and as the Chair of Virgin Orbit and Virgin Galactic. His achievements include financing the development of Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit, culminating in the flotations of both companies. He also played a key role in agreeing the launch agreement for Virgin Orbit from the Spaceport in Cornwall later this year.
During his career at Virgin, Patrick has been the Chair or Board Director of seven companies across various sectors that have gone on to become Unicorns. These include developing Virgin Active, Virgin Blue (now Australia) Virgin Money, Virgin Mobile USA, Virgin Trains, The Trainline and One Web.
In appointing Patrick, we are supercharging the support on offer to our portfolio companies. Patrick will advise several of SSIT’s portfolio companies such as D-Orbit, which is focused on space sustainability and Satellite Vu, which is focused upon climate sustainability, through monitoring every building on the planet to measure carbon emissions.
As Venture Partner at Seraphim Patrick will work with the boards of several of the portfolio companies with the specific interest of driving their climate and sustainability applications.
We are delighted to welcome Patrick as Venture Partner, as one of the world’s leading SpaceTech pioneers, to use his considerable experience to help Seraphim portfolio companies execute their ambitious plans to address climate and sustainability issues.