Before starting LawPanel Mark founded Trade Mark Direct, a leader in the UK IP sector with its use of technology and service innovation. He’s an active angel investor, and was commercial director of a world leader in nano-scale imaging technology. Mark’s also advised Governments in Africa on economic and public sector reform with Adam Smith International, and been a consultant to several large insurers on economic and political risk.
A coding wunderkind, Thomas was working internationally as a developer whilst still in his teens. Turning down offers from Google and Microsoft, he left Norway to pursue a career that took him all over the world, before co-founding development company Blackfish. Thomas was an early evangelist for cloud and API technologies, with Microsoft sponsoring and show casing the move of Trade Mark Direct to Azure in 2012.