What do you do?
I lead CP’s Raising Finance activity – we work with the founders and management teams of growth ambitious, early-stage companies, to help them raise external capital <£10m to execute their growth plans. From seed finance when still in start-up mode, to later stage scale-up private equity or debt finance, I’m on hand to project manage the end-to-end process of raising money and ensure I find the right deal on the right terms for my clients.
Why do you do it?
The founders of early stage high-growth businesses are the innovators and disruptors of tomorrow. There is nothing more rewarding than getting to know a founding team right at the start of their company growth journey, helping them develop their growth plan and source the right funding partners to make their vision become a reality.
Pair that with Cooper Parry – a fast-growth business itself, with huge ambitions and an amazing culture that aligns to my own personal values, and it’s easy to see why I love my job!
What kind of projects have you been involved in?
Being sector agnostic, I’m fortunate that I’ve worked on deals spanning many industries. From all the ‘Techs’ (FinTech, RegTech, MedTech, EdTech, the list goes on…), to algae farming, probiotic chocolate, axe throwing (yes, really!) and multiple breweries, I’ve had a wealth of experience on deals from seed to later stage growth capital.
What’s on top of your bucket list?
I’m always up for a physical challenge and exploring the great outdoors. I’d love to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End one day… I just need to buy a bike first!
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