Michael Dickens

Investment Manager

Growth, Finance Durham Fund, North East Development Capital Fund, NPIF II Maven Equity Finance

Maven Office
Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Office Tel No.
0191 731 8591

Primary Geographical Focus
North East England & Yorkshire

Recent Investments

Power Roll, Intelligence Fusion, Pragmatic Semiconductor, Furniture Clinic, Differentology, Diffusion Data, The Storage Place and Sweetdreams.

Key Sector Experience

Deep Tech, Software, Renewable Energy, Internet of Things, Science and Technology and FMCG 

Michael joined Maven in 2017 and is based in our Durham office. His responsibilities include deal origination and execution across the North East of England.

Prior to joining Maven, Michael worked at Rivers Capital for six years and was based in their Newcastle office. At Rivers he was involved in completing venture transactions, including equity, debt and mezzanine finance to SMEs across multiple sectors. 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.

He holds the Investment Management Certificate, a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Leicester.

Outside of work Michael enjoys time with his family, walking the dog, cooking and rugby.

Supporting management teams achieve the growth ambitions for their businesses is definitely the most rewarding part my job. Every day I get to work with great leaders and have the opportunity to play a significant part in helping them navigate the journeys to building great businesses.

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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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