Graham has over ten years’ experience in venture capital and early-stage investing. He joined Mercia in 2011 and is Deputy Fund Principal of the NPIF – Mercia Equity Team. He is focused on early-stage and technology investments and manages a portfolio of companies from NPIF and the Finance Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund. Graham is also Head of Mercia’s Information Systems function and a member of the Mercia Knowledge Committee.
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.