Will Wells

Advisor, Frontier. Europe. Enterprise.

Will is a former AI Founder, advising Lightspeed on the fund’s Frontier tech investments into climate, deep tech, defence and science based infrastructure. As a recovering entrepreneur – exiting Hummingbird to Agreena in 2022 after having built the first software platform to measure soil health from space – Will is passionate about investing in the next generation of breakthrough science and technology. 

Will is also a Venture Partner both at firstminute capital ($400m European seed fund), leading investments into Climate and Deep Tech (10+ deals led to date), and Norrsken VC ($500m multi stage Swedish fund, started by the Klarna co-Founder). He is an active angel investor in the deep tech ecosystem. Will started his career in 2007 in M&A (an ‘interesting time’) and then moved to a hedge fund, focusing on technology and renewable energy investments, as a Partner at Highclere ($6bn AUM, Asia & Europe). 

Outside of VC, Will is on various UK govt Boards and graduated from INSEAD’s MBA program in Singapore and then France with a scholarship. Will is a keen supporter of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, where he was a patient in 2013-14, doing any sports challenge possible to fundraise. Outside of work, Will likes gardening (or barbecuing) on his rooftop in London, and listening to Pink Floyd.