Based in our Newcastle office, Michael is responsible for new investments across the North East of England. He joined Maven in March 2017 from Rivers Capital Partners in Newcastle, where he was a venture investor for over six years. Michael was previously responsible for the management of the £11m North East Angel Fund, and also made a number of investments on behalf of the £7.5m Micro Loan fund. His recent experience includes investments and board observer positions across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, automotive and app development.
Michael has also had secondments with an angel crowd-sourcing platform, analysing funding applications, and at Finance Tree where he acted as an introducer to a specialist equity loan provider in addition to aiding three companies attract investment from syndicates of international private investors.
Michael is IMC/CFA qualified. He has a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham, and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Leicester.