Mike Martin

Director

"Mike is highly effective and unflappable: a Zen Buddhist monk in investor's clothing (Patagonia gilet)." — Joe Seager-Dupuy

Mike Martin

overview

Mike grew up across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, before moving back to the UK in his late teens. He started his career at Sky, initially as an accountant and more recently investing in technology companies across the US, Europe and Israel. Mike says that in his spare time, Mike enjoys eating.

meet Mike

Why did you choose True?

True is an authentic, purpose-driven business with great people!

How would you describe your job to a five-year old?

We help young businesses to grow.

What do you love most and least about your job?

I love meeting talented entrepreneurs building exciting new businesses but don't enjoy having to say “no” to most of them.

Name an idea or company that reimagined a business or industry — one you wish you’d thought of.

Simply, Amazon.

Which person or people helped shape and inspire who you are today?

Undoubtedly my parents – my Mum’s generosity and Dad’s work ethic.