About

Alex is part of Mercia’s VCT investment team and is involved in identifying new investment opportunities, completing transactions and supporting Mercia’s portfolio companies.

Previous experience

Alex joined Mercia in 2021 after seven years in the world of science and technology: first as a science policy advisor for the UK government, and then as a consultant and client manager at IBM. Alex has a first-class undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London.

 

 

 

About

Hugo joined Mercia in 2021, following four years working in the Growth Capital team at finnCap, advising private UK businesses on their funding options. During this time Hugo advised numerous companies across the Consumer and Technology sectors on funding for both organic and acquisitive growth.

Previous experience

Prior to finnCap, Hugo trained at Lloyds Banking Group as an accountant, working across the Finance function including in the Strategic Investment team.

 

 

 

 

Tim co-founded NVM in 1988 and was chief investment officer until 2008. During this time, he built a mixed portfolio including early-stage investments such as DxS and Alaric Systems. After 20 years leading the investment team, he became chairman of NVM in 2008, taking responsibility for corporate strategy and investor relations. Since 2015, he has led the VCT investment team’s re-focus on early-stage investment. He is a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust and Northern 3 VCT and a member of the VCT Association and of the BVCA’s Venture Capital Committee. Tim joined Mercia in December 2019 when NVM’s VCTs contracts were acquired.

 

Ishaan joined NVM in 2018 and is responsible for sourcing, transacting and managing investments across all sectors, but has specific interest in the technology and consumer sectors as well as businesses that have social impact. Ishaan started his career in investment banking and at a mid-market private equity fund. He has been working with, and leading investments in, early-stage businesses since 2014. He has a BA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Engineering Management from Duke University in the United States. Ishaan joined Mercia in December 2019 when NVM’s VCTs contracts were acquired.

 

Jason joined NVM in 2017. He studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Oxford, where he obtained a Master’s Degree. He became a software engineer with Morgan Stanley before joining a systematic hedge fund as a quantitative developer, where he was responsible for the trade generation systems and working with the research team on automated trading algorithms. His deep software skills are valuable in assessing IT sectors and developments and in making informed investment decisions. Jason joined Mercia in December 2019 when NVM’s VCTs contracts were acquired by Mercia.