Dr Jo Slota-Newson

Investment Manager


Jo works between the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and the Universities Team, focusing on proof-of-concept and early-stage companies.

Previous experience

Jo has a variety of experience of early-stage businesses, through operational and consultancy roles across renewable energy, materials, electronics, medical and manufacturing sectors. Prior to Mercia, Jo managed an EIS investment platform focused on life sciences and biotech opportunities. Jo started her career in academic research, working across several areas of technology, including a PhD in Chemistry/Nanoscience, and postdoc in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of British Columbia, Canada where she also lectured in Biomedical Engineering. Jo holds PhD, MA and MSci degrees from the University of Cambridge, is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, London.