Huw Thomas

Cofounder, President & COO

Huw is a serial entrepreneur focused on sustainability in the food and energy sectors. He was COO of cultivated meat startup New Age Meats (IndieBio alum + first cell ag pork), co-founder of renewable energy consultancy SCENE, and CEO of sports nutrition startup Fuelit.

 

He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, where he presided over the largest synthetic biology student society in the UK, and serves as Head of EMEA Entrepreneurship Programmes at iGEM, the world’s largest synthetic biology organisation.

 

Huw was a Venture Manager at CDL Oxford and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Entrepreneur First incubator/talent-investor. He is currently a mentor at the Zinc venture builder and EIT Food Seedbed incubator as well as at the MIINT MBA impact investing competition (where he also supports Wharton as a judge). Previously, Huw spent six years at National Grid, where he focused on innovation strategy, investment and project management, and process engineering. 

 

Huw is an avid runner, hiker, climber, cyclist, and diver, having managed the 1200+-member Scottish Sub Aqua club. He participated in 20+ cross-country cycling races to raise money for charity (one of which covered 500+ km in one day). Through his pro bono work, he ran a community supermarket in Oxford and an arts cafe in Edinburgh, and he co-founded a startup pre-accelerator in Romania. He is a member of the Near Future community, an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader, and former Curator of the Oxford Hub for World Economic Forum Global Shapers.