David Milroy


Growth, IFS Maven Equity Finance

Maven Office
Edinburgh, Aberdeen

Office Tel No.
0131 306 2201

Primary Geographical Focus

Recent Investments

Atterley (fashion marketplace), Quorum Cyber (managed cyber security services), BioAscent (CRO providing integrated drug discovery services), Optoscribe (deep tech), QikServe (hospitality tech), and Novatus

Key Sector Experience

Life Sciences, Healthcare, Deep Tech, IT/Cyber and Software.

David joined Maven’s then parent, Aberdeen Asset Management, in 2007 and heads up Maven’s Edinburgh office. He focuses on sourcing and executing growth capital and private equity investments in Scotland as well as technology and life science investments across the UK.

David started his career as a scientist with GSK. After completing his PhD, he moved to international consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie (and then parent Deutsche Bank) where he supported the healthcare banking team, advising clients on their corporate and licensing strategies; and performing due diligence projects on companies, products and technologies. David joined Aberdeen Asset Management’s private equity division (spun-out to form Maven in 2009) in September 2007 as Fund Manager for an early-stage technology fund.

David has a First Class Honours degree, a PhD (Molecular Biology/Gene Delivery) from the University of Bath and a MBA with distinction from Edinburgh University.

Outside of work David enjoys competing in triathlons, sailing, skiing and trying to keep up with his two sons.

Few roles offer you the opportunity to work with passionate entrepreneurs across sectors as varied and exciting as healthcare, life sciences, IT, software and energy. I have been privileged to have worked with many teams, some new to the journey, others old hands, and I love helping them meet the many challenges they face in scaling their business

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