Dominic O’Regan
Scaleup Director

Dominic is an experienced business development consultant, investor and commercial project developer, with a background in medium and large companies, and currently works mainly with early stage business. His work has been with life science companies (therapeutics, medical device, diagnostics, AI and machine learning), and more recently he has worked with green technology business.

Work with established business has included new product development and launch, marketing, senior client service roles, managing insights to produce strategic and tactical business plans and driving multi-stakeholder projects.  

He has worked on deal flow and due diligence for funds. Business development has included business planning that reflects the needs and aspirations of the company, rational platform planning (where technology may be used for multiple uses), obtaining investment from VC’s and angels, grant applications, route to market and introducing strategic partners.  This, combined with his experience in established business, gives him an ability to plan for and drive growth.

Dominic has built a portfolio of 17 angel and 45 early-stage post-IPO investments, which was based on due diligence with several hundred companies.  With several of the investee companies he has a close working relationship, facilitating additional investment and partnerships. He has developed a strong network across commercial and other areas in life science and green technology.  

His approach is very collaborative, putting emphasis on understanding all key aspects of a company, including its product or service, customers, team, ethos and growth plans.  He aims to work closely and interactively with the team, to help ensure the output reflects the need of the business.  

Dominic qualifications include a MA in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Physiology and Microbiology DipHE and several vocational certificates.    

Dominic works pro-bono as a company mentor for accelerators.  He has also worked pro-bono for several charities, coordinating marketing plan reviews and service re-design.  

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