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Puntios is a group of experienced industrial entrepreneurs, all of whom have founded or developed technology start-ups

The team between them has founded over 15 companies, secured £30m in early stage investment, been involved in hundreds of grant bids, won countless awards, and successfully commercialised technologies in a wide range of industrial sectors.

Puntios is recruiting further entrepreneurs to the pool: team members expect to join Puntios spin-outs in senior roles, and the company has a wider network of entrepreneurs actively seeking their next start-up.

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Who we are

Simon Hombersley


Simon Hombersley is a serial entrepreneur, developing technology-based start-ups solving problems in industry.

Oxford Flow is commercialising an innovative pressure regulator, with potential in infrastructure markets from water and gas distribution to oil and process industry.  Simon spun out the technology from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science in 2015 and built the business as its launch CEO.    He negotiated IP relationships with the University and partners, raised £3m in two finance rounds, built a team of Oxford PhD engineers, and secured initial sales, site trials and development relationships including a £420k gas industry NIA project, and secured ISO 9001.

With Puntios colleagues, he has developed projects in industrial technologies including the commercial strategy and support for a successful £5m seed finance round for a novel geopolymer cement start-up, and the development of a spin-out from KCL in the field of Artificial Intelligence and automation (now commercialised within Schlumberger).  The team has undertaken various consultancy projects for universities, innovators and investors.

He was the founder of Lontra, which has developed and commercialised a patented energy efficient compressor for industrial applications.  He ran the company until 2011, raising over £3m in investment, managing grants, and negotiating a £500k development relationship with Severn Trent Water.  The company has initial products on the market through a license deal with Sulzer. He remains a non-exec director and significant shareholder.

He also founded TwentyNinety, to develop and commercialise a wireless electronics solution Active Array™, bringing intelligence and condition monitoring to photovoltaics. As Chairman, Simon raised £1m in finance and recruited MD and senior staff.  After delays with the technology development the company went into liquidation in 2012.

He has a background in communications and public policy, joining small consultancy LSA at an early stage and developing the company as it grew and was successfully sold. Clients included research councils, technology companies and a venture capital fund.