Melanie Goward


Growth, SWIF Maven Equity Finance

Maven Office
Bristol, Reading

Office Tel No.
0117 440 6980

Primary Geographical Focus
South England & Wales

Recent Investments

Hublsoft, E Fundamentals, Bright Network

Key Sector Experience

Software, Healthcare, Technology

Melanie joined Maven in September 2016 and manages the team transacting new early-stage and technology growth capital investments across the South and South West of England and Wales. She also sits on the NPIF investment committee and is based in our Bristol office.

Prior to joining Maven, she was part of the Finance Wales Technology Ventures team and fund manager for the Wales Technology Seed Fund, providing funding to help businesses commercialise and bring to market innovative products and services across a range of sectors. Prior to this she worked as an Investment Director with Nesta Investments, focusing on early stage healthcare investments as well as in technology sector finance at Lloyds TSB Corporate, providing debt finance to high-growth companies. With over 20 years’ experience as a specialist in early-stage investment, Melanie has completed a range of investments in technology, life science and biotechnology businesses.

Melanie has a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences, and a PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University, which included research as part of the Human Genome Project.

Worked with several programmes to support aspiring female entrepreneurs. Married with two school-age children and lives in Cardiff. In the very limited leisure time allowed, Melanie enjoys hiking, music and reading.

I joined Maven to help develop the growth funding business in the South, having been excited by the prospect of helping to expand Maven’s reach and bring funding solutions to growing companies. I continue to gain a large amount of satisfaction from working with ambitious entrepreneurs and helping them to accelerate the growth of their businesses. It is hugely exciting to work with some of the brightest entrepreneurs in the UK as they look to grow their businesses through equity finance.

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With a network of 10 offices and a national investment team, including professionals from a variety of commercial, financial and industry backgrounds, we have an enhanced regional presence giving us a different perspective to many other funders. 


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