Jamie Rowles

Jamie has lead the investment processes and portfolio management of Sky Ocean Ventures since 2018 – a media-powered impact investment fund with a mission to invest in and accelerate new science and technology that can address the ocean plastic crisis.

Sky Ocean Ventures has invested in 22 start-up companies to date creating solutions to the plastics crisis from new materials and packaging re-design to circular business models and technologies for the waste management industry. The fund has also created unique partnerships with leading research and scientific bodies such as National Geographic, Innovate UK and Imperial College.

Prior to Sky, Jamie has worked as in technology investor at funds in both the UK and US, focusing on a broad array of technology sectors and has also been part of the founding team of, and continues to support, a leading UK-based agricultural biotechnology company focusing on tropical crop health and sustainability – Tropic Biosciences.

Jamie is a graduate from the MBA program at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management in California (Price Award) and the University of Bristol and began his career as a private equity lawyer in the UK and the Middle East.