A serial entrepreneur, Lynne has over 20 years investment experience, investing in, mentoring and nurturing a range of early stage technology and retail companies throughout the UK. She has worked with a wide portfolio of technology companies – from pharmaceuticals and polymers, to prosthetics and optics – and has also managed two early stage technology venture capital funds, served on over 30 boards and started up her own games company.
Lynne served as a member of the Scottish Executive Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board (SIDAB) for eight years and was previously Chairman of Connect, the Scottish technology networking organisation. She was also an early investor and first Chairman of Touch Bionics, the world-leading upper limb prosthetics company, recently sold for £27.5 million.
Currently Lynne is the CEO of a start-up company developing unique biometric security software which fuses advanced biometrics and AES256 encryption to create the world’s first Person to Person (P2P) Secure Email Tunnel. Simple, safe, secure global email communications with applications in defence, finance and healthcare.
Lynne is an investor and Director of Emotional Sciences, an artificial intelligence company using computational linguistics to detect emotions and the causes of emotion. The products enable people to read between the lines of what is being communicated and determine what people are really feeling at an emotional level.
There are multiple applications, including wellness in the workplace and cyber security. She is also a long-standing member ofthe Edinburgh Napier University Campaign Board, Chairman of UNICEF Scotland Advisory Board and Chairman of Women's
Enterprise Scotland,the community investment company which works to unlock the economic potential of women in business.