Philip Walsh


Philip is a founder of Time Machine Capital, an investment company focused on accelerating and capturing IP around applied artificial intelligence technologies.

Previous to this Philip was the CEO of SimplexGTP, a small consulting firm in financial services which Philip transformed into a leading SaaS platform delivering highly innovative solutions to many of the world’s leading financial institutions. Simplex GTP also became a key SWIFT partner and provider of hosted SWIFT services. In 2013 he engineered the sale of the company for more than US$100m.

Additionally, Philip commercialised a nano-materials technology bringing the company out from R&D, to market licensing and ultimately to sale.

Philip's journey in technology began in the late 90s in London's financial markets, devising trading platforms for emerging instruments.

Joe Lyske


Joe Lyske is a polymath, accomplished in fields including artificial intelligence and film composition. As a qualified airline captain, his unique interdisciplinary knowledge of physics, sound, mathematics and programming facilitates the invention of solutions for problems that have been traditionally elusive. 

Joe’s PhD work addressed the meta-creation of film scores at Queen Mary, University of London, and involved work with the Digital World and Image Group at Georgia Tech.

Maurice Ashkenazi-Bakes


With over twenty years of experience within the broadcast, online and digital technology sectors, Maurice has worked across many areas of traditional and new media, ranging from technical and programming consultation to business development and eventually leadership roles that have taken him all over the world. His most recent roles have seen his involvement in creating and driving forward new digital and technology platform businesses that have succeeded along with AI and Blockchain implementation, this has given him great insight into the constantly shifting tech start up landscape and brought him into contact with a huge variety of top level government and private sector decision makers in Europe, the US, Africa, Russia, China and ANZ.

Nick Warden


Nick specialises in nurturing technology-rich companies through early stage development to sale. Nick managed Simplex GTP from a recovery situation in 2005 through to a successful transaction in 2013 with Bottomline Technologies Inc. In 2014, Nick merged Hatch Partnership, the accounting practice he founded 20 years earlier, with HCB Solicitors to form the largest mixed-discipline professional group in the UK. In 2014 he assisted the directors of Aerotech Design Consultants Ltd, a significant independent aerospace business, through a testing insolvent period through to disposal to the Arlington Group.

Nick brings particular expertise to the challenging area of strategy and valuation of intangible assets and is a founding shareholder in Time Machine Capital.