Ben Way


Ben Way is a best selling author, leading futurologist, technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur. With over twenty years of experience in technology and innovation, Ben has travelled the world seeking out and developing new technologies. As a leading voice on the challenges and benefits of tomorrow’s technology, he has advised some of the world’s leading institutions, including the White House, regarding technological preparations for the future. He is the recipient of the millennium entrepreneur of the year award and has appeared on numerous technology and philanthropy television programs.

    Leo Patching


    Entrepreneur & Senior Exec with a track record of building fast-growing companies. Experienced across a wide range of industries and countries, with a focus on driving strategy, performance, innovation and growth in both early stage and established businesses.

      Hermione Way


      A trained journalist, originally from London, has over six years experience crafting stories for the digital age. Has created content for BBC, Channel 4, Sky News, Telegraph, Virgin Media Pioneers and many more. Creates authentic content through engineering stories making headlines of many of the world’s international media.
      Hermione on Twitter 23,500 Followers
      Hermione of Facebook 23,816 Followers
      Hermione On SocialCam 521,860 Followers

        Nick Fallon

        Special Project CTO

        A senior developer with over 25 years experience designing and building enterprise-scale software systems and websites with a consumer-centric philosophy, he combines commercial awareness with technical expertise to go beyond the expectations of his customers. He has been a special advisor and special projects CTO for the Rainmakers for over 10 years.

          Oli Barrett MBE


          Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of Cospa (like prosper), helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain. He started Tenner (now run by Young Enterprise), the scheme which has challenged over 100,000 school pupils to see what they can achieve in one month, starting with £10. He brought speed-networking to the UK and has hosted and spoken at events around the world. He has led trade missions to the US, India and Brazil helping British companies (in health, clean-tech and web) to explore business opportunities.

            Shaa Wasmund MBE


            From the US to the UK, a state school to a scholarship to the City of London School for Girls, from the London School of Economics to writing for Cosmo, the only female boxing manager to starting my own businesses. I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some incredible people, both in the world of sport (Chris Eubank, Don King, Barry Hearn) and business: Sir Bob Geldof (as part of the founding team of and Sir James Dyson, who I am proud to have helped usurp Hoover as consumer champion. In fact, what I learned from them was more valuable than any MBA I could have done, anywhere.

              Emily Johnson

              Executive Assistant

              Emily is responsable for the day to day operations of the Rainmakers, she has been with the firm for over five years and is experienced in evaluating the opportunities that pass through the Rainmakers.