Leadership Team

You have to be pretty bold to call yourself We Predict – so we embrace that daring.
Meet our Board of Directors and Advisors:

Chris Smart


WePredict & DataSift

Chris Smart is a founder and General Partner of Acacia Capital Partners a venture capital company which invests in technology companies across Europe. He has been active in venture investing for more than 20 years. In this time he has been actively involved with numerous companies with board roles in Shazam, Cambridge Display Technology, Solarflare, Mirics, Skinkers, European Microelectronics Academy and Cambridge Positioning Systems. Chris is also Chairman of Yakatak, See Change Films and Datasift, as well as a Governor of St Mary’s school in Cambridge, an advisor to Aptivate, and an Honorary Member of Magdalene College Cambridge.

James Davies

Founder & CEO


James Davies founded WePredict™ in January 2009 and has worked tirelessly to make sure that the talents and capabilities of the team have the greatest impact in the world. James has the ability to combine his creative and analytic skills to the benefit of the business, and perhaps most importantly he is optimistic and persistent. James conceived the statistical data model that Indico uses whilst working as an actuarial analyst with AXA and then with QBE. He manages WePredict's continued growth and leads its sales and service development efforts. James seeks a strong company culture that encourages WePredict's highly skilled workforce to expand their vision and capabilities.

Séamus Hatch

Investor Director

15-year Silicon Valley Business Veteran

Séamus has spent over twenty years building businesses around new technology as an executive, CEO, and board member. He was developing distributed object-oriented securities trading systems in the 1990s, big data and AI systems before they were cool, and one of the first large-scale enterprise SAS systems. He spent several years in China growing venture and private equity funded businesses. After fifteen years in Silicon Valley, Seamus moved to Ann Arbor as a founding partner of Level Eight Ventures. He is a mentor for TechStars, instructs and helped develop the SAE Connected Vehicle Professional certification program, and is a frequent speaking at industry conferences. He is a board member/investor/adviser to a number of early-stage technology companies, including We Predict, SpinTech, Pathware, Cambridge Quantum Computing, Invision.AI, Rally, and The Next Education. LinkedIn:

Stuart Clarke


Admiral Group PLC

Stuart Clarke joined Admiral Group PLC in 1995 after training as a chartered accountant and was Head of Finance during the Group's management buyout in 1999, before becoming the Group Company Secretary in 2004 when Admiral floated on the London Stock Exchange. After semi-retiring in 2009 Stuart continues to work with Admiral and is a Board member of a number of their subsidiaries.

Matt McElhattan

Investor Director

Matt McElhattan has more than a decade of experience in venture capital. He is Investment Director for Munich Re / Hartford Steam Boiler Ventures, the strategic corporate venture arm of Munich Re, one of the world's leading reinsurers. With his background, he combines the intellectual curiosity of an industrial engineer, the strategic perspective of a management consultant and the pragmatism of a realist who understands the challenge of technology transfer and adoption. In his 11 years with Chevron, Matt completed over 70 venture rounds and was a board observer for Chevron portfolio firms Modumetal, Soane Energy, Apprion, RealityMobile, and Sample6. Matt holds a BSc in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Gabriele Dini

Investor Director

Gabriele Dini is a Senior Investment Manager at Breed Reply, the early-stage investment arm of the Reply SpA group. He is an investment and corporate finance professional with a track record in life sciences and technology, specializing in bridging innovation and finance. He has a solid technical expertise with an MSc in biomedical engineering and experience in multinational academic and industrial environments. This is complemented by an MBA with a focus on strategy and finance as well as a Masters in Finance from London Business School. He has strong knowledge of product development and operations - including extensive venture capital experience from origination to due diligence, as well as deal structuring.

Oliver Cunningham

CFO & Company Secretary

Former CFO, Business Objects UK

Oliver Cunningham has over 25 years experience in software and technology and over 15 yrs at Finance Director / CFO level. After graduating with a BSc in Finance and Law, Oliver qualified as with ACCA in 1992. Oliver developed the ability to bridge the gap from finance to commercial strategy and planning. He has extensive experience of multiple licensing models from perpetual to on-premise to SaaS. A proven effective manager, Oliver is responsible for the Finance, Legal and HR functions of We Predict as well as driving fundraising processes and profitability. He is FSA registered and is an approved director by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.