Our Team

Our team have built numerous successful companies in the cybersecurity, identity management and mobile space.  We are focused on what we see as the most promising stages of entrepreneurial and operational creativity – early startups and established business pivots benefiting from deep venture build activity.

Paul Tourret

Founding Partner

Paul is a serial entreprenuer, with multiple start-up experience and a long history of identifying and executing on market opportunities in both the online security and hardware space. Paul co-founded GMO GlobalSign, a global Certification Authority and over the last 10 years helped grow the company to over 400 people and established leading market positions in several verticals and global territories. During this period, GlobalSign rapidly increased revenue, earnings and equity value through a variety of growth initiatives that included both organic expansion and accretive acquisitions. In 2016 he exited GlobalSign with Steve Waite and together they launched Base 10 Ventures. Paul is now focused on supporting other entrepreneurs with identity management and cybersecurity innovations, which represents the current focus for the firm.

 

Expertise
Identity management
Cybersecurity
PKI
Finance

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Steve Waite

Founding Partner

Steve is a career entrepreneur, having launched his first online security start-up at the age of 25.  Along with Paul Tourret, Steve co-founded GMO GlobalSign in 2006, and over the last 10 years under his US based leadership, established a strong presence in both North & Latin America that helped GlobalSign dramatically increase its revenue, earnings and market value.  In 2016 he exited GlobalSign with Paul Tourret, and together they launched Base 10 Ventures with a goal to apply their growth principles to other start-ups and established businesses. Steve is now focused on identifying, investing in and working with incredible entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in both the identity management and cybersecurity space.

 

Expertise
Identity management
Cybersecurity
PKI
Marketing

Get in touch with Steve:

Simon Wood

Technology Advisor

Simon holds multiple patents in the field of mobile internet software systems design and has held executive positions with QuantumWave Capital; where he led the Venture Building practice, Talecom; an enterprise mobile software company, Artilium PLC; the mobile virtual network enabler, and flyingSPARK; a mobile applications company.  Simon is currently the Group CEO for b10v portfolio company Ubisecure, where he is responsible for planning, communicating and delivering Ubisecure’s overall vision and corporate strategy to enable the true potential of digital business through modern identity management solutions.  Prior to joining Ubisecure, Simon was CTO at GMO GlobalSign where he led the technical and strategic growth of the company to ensure a broad, evolving business potential from crypto identity and wider identity management solutions for the IoE generally and the IoT specifically.

 

Expertise
Identity Management
Cybersecurity
Mobile
Scaling Infrastruture
IoT

Get in touch with Simon:

Andy Sambrook

Andy Sambrook

Corporate Finance Advisor

Andy is a former professional footballer with a footballing career that spanned 17 years, including being an under 18 England schoolboy international.  Since leaving the sporting world behind, he now applies philosophy of a professional sportsperson to the world of corporate finance.  It’s here that the need to persevere, operate as a highly effective team and most notably deal with tough lessons learned, can be put into so many diverse, real time, challenging situations that are critical for success in today’s rapidly moving business environment.  Andy is currently the Group CFO for b10v portfolio company Ubisecure, where he is responsible for all aspects of Ubisecure’s financial, administration and corporate control/governance functions.  Prior to joining Ubisecure, Andy was responsible for building GlobalSign’s European F&A organisation, including the creation of several business analytics initiatives responsible for monitoring and acting on key HR, finance and performance data.

 

Expertise
Finance
Corporate Governance

Get in touch with Andy:

Steve Roylance b10v

Steve Roylance

Technology Advisor

Steve is a passionate business and process visionary with a proven track record centered around Identity Assurance. Successfully designing and delivering on strategy both in lean startups and beachheads for traditional enterprise class organisations, Steve is generally the catalyst behind systemic change.   In 2005 Steve assembled all major players in the Certification Authority industry and Browser Industry to form the CA/B Forum (www.cabforum.org) eventually resulting in the adoption of more rigorous validation processes as well as uniting the industry in the creation and adoption of common workflow standards for TLS sever certificate provision.  HTTP 2.0 ubiquitous security for all is at last within reach, building on the billions of transactions already being secured on a daily basis. Focused on building empowered customer-centric organisations with innovative product workflows & experiences Steve is a veteran of the Identity Assurance industry with several patents adding significant value to the GMO GlobalSign group IP portfolio during his 11 year tenure in the business development role (2006-2017).  Steve is now responsible to accelerate b10v’s Global Identity Strategy through investment, partnership and collaboration and is currently SVP, Identity Services for b10v portfolio company Ubisecure.

 

Expertise

Identity management
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Product and Service Visionary
Business Process Analyst
Patentable Differentiation
Explosive Growth via Automation

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