Graham has almost ten years’ experience in venture capital. He joined Mercia in 2011 and is a member of the NPIF – Mercia Equity Team. He is focused on early-stage and technology investments and manages a portfolio of companies from the Finance Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund. Graham is also head of Mercia’s IS function.

Previous experience

Graham previously spent several years building and managing high technology investment opportunities as a venture manager at the University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP) Ltd. He has a science and technology background, with a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh, and worked for several years as a post-doc in Los Angeles, California. He holds an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and helped form and grow a bioinformatics spinout company after his PhD.