Meet the team


More about Kerry Baldwin
Kerry co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and has over 20 years deep-tech venture capital experience. Originally with BDO Stoy Hayward, she joined Venture Technologies in 1998, investing in the first wave of UK deep-tech companies and has focussed on deep tech early stage technology over her five funds which invest from seed to £30m to portfolio outperformers. Kerry specialises in GTM, Strategic Marketing, Competitiv...

Kerry Baldwin

Managing Partner

More about Ed Stacey
Ed co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and has over 20 years’ deep-tech venture capital experience. Originally an engineer, he founded his first venture capital firm in 1996, investing in the first wave of UK internet companies, and has focused on early-stage technology investing ever since. Ed specialises in leveraging the subtle interactions between developing disruptive technology, discovering product-market fit...

Ed Stacey

Managing Partner

More about Max Bautin
Max co-founded IQ Capital in 2007 and looks after investments in fintech, insurtech, comms and medtech space as well as leading fundraising activities. Max has been in venture capital since 2001 and has led investments into over three dozen start-ups, with exits including Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei), Spectral Edge (Apple), Stillfront (IPO), Sirigen (BD) and Quotient (EKF...

Max Bautin

Managing Partner

More about Simon Hirtzel
Simon is a General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of IQ Capital. He participates in the development and execution of strategy, responsible for the management of IQ Capital’s operations, and in communications with investors and providing deal-level support to IQ’s portfolio companies. Simon has over 30 years of management and financial experience. Prior to joining IQ Capital, he was general partner and ...

Simon Hirtzel

General Partner, COO

Investment Team

More about Jo Slota-Newson
Originally a research scientist in nanotechnology and applied electronic materials, Jo gained valuable operational experience setting up and working with a number of early stage and growth ventures, before moving into venture capital investing. Jo has a particular interest in cultivating interdisciplinary innovation, finding pioneering technology applications which intersect traditional sector silos to solve...

Jo Slota-Newson


More about Alex Wilson
Alex joined IQ Capital in October 2019. He works closely with a number of portfolio companies, sources new deals, and specializes in AI and Biotechnology sector analysis.

Alex Wilson


More about Daniel Carew
Daniel is responsible for deal sourcing and execution, and continuous tracking of the market and relevant trends in deep technology sectors. Daniel’s main areas of interest are within AI, Advanced Engineering (Space, Quantum, Robotics, etc), Industrial Supply Chains (Industry 4.0, IoT, Cyber, etc.), Materials (Chemistry, Semiconductor, Electronics, etc.) and FinTech.

Daniel Carew


More about Sofia Jativa
Sofia joined IQ Capital in August 2020. She works with existing portfolio companies, and sources new deals with a strong focus on AI and machine learning applications.

Sofia Jativa


More about Georg Glatz
Computer scientist by training, Georg spent many hours coding by himself and working in startups and the cybersecurity department of a major bank. He loves to meet and support great deeptech founders, appreciating that they are attempting two incredibly hard things at the same time: pushing the limits of technology while building a fast growing company. Georg invested in deeptech startups from seed to growth sta...

Georg Glatz


More about Archie Muirhead
Archie focuses on on deal sourcing, due diligence, and supporting IQ portfolio companies. His particular interest is in the use of computer science and physics to create new products and markets.

Archie Muirhead


More about Marek Chalupnik
Marek is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities and for ensuring their technological fit with our investment strategy. He also advises our portfolio companies on their product strategies and their engineering practices. Marek’s main areas of interest are: Data Analytics, FinTech, Cyber Security and the Internet of Things. 

Marek Chalupnik

Technology Principal

Operations Team

More about Andrew Rogan
Andrew is responsible for all financial activities including reporting to investors and the monitoring of portfolio performance. Andrew holds an MBA from Cass Business School in London, and is both a CFA Charterholder and Chartered Accountant. He studied Mathematics at The University of Birmingham.

Andrew Rogan

Finance Director

More about Elaine Hegarty
Elaine joined IQ Capital in March 2021 as Office Manager, she brings over 4 years of administrative experience. Prior to joining IQ capital, she held various roles in Office Management, Coordination and Personal and Executive Assistance. Her organisational skills help her to handle the day-to-day office responsibilities along with providing support to the partners. Elaine holds a BSc (hons) degree in Radioth...

Elaine Hegarty

Office Manager

More about Heidi Williams
Heidi joined IQ Capital in early 2018 following 6 years working as an agricultural advisor and trader. During this time she gained experience of contract negotiation, account management and product marketing. Heidi head’s up IQ Capital’s events, she manages our two investor conferences every year including organising all portfolio company presentations, investor requirements and attendance. She also organise...

Heidi Williams

Events & Office Manager

More about Mado Tocquin
Mado joined IQ Capital in April 2020 as Digital Marketing and Portfolio Community Manager. Prior to joining IQ Capital, Mado held a number of marketing roles within the tech industry, both in a start-up and larger organisations, including a company developing Natural Language Processing text mining software, and a company developing proton therapy equipment.

Mado Tocquin

Digital Marketing & Portfolio Community Manager

More about Pippa Pearce
Pippa joined IQ Capital as General Counsel in April 2021. She is responsible for providing legal advice to the firm, including guidance on deal negotiation and execution, portfolio management issues, exits and fund operations. Prior to joining IQ Capital, Pippa worked at Mills & Reeve LLP for 12 years where she advised on corporate transactions

Pippa Pearce

General Counsel

More about Ryan Stevens
Ryan joined IQ Capital in January 2019 as a Financial Analyst. Prior to joining IQ, Ryan worked on a European funded project, looking to increase productivity in SMEs in the local area. Ryan is responsible for supporting the FD within the financial function of IQ, as well as supporting the investment team with valuations, investment documents and financial modelling. Within the last year, Ryan has built expertis...

Ryan Stevens

Financial Analyst

Investment Advisors

More about Andy Phillipps
Andy is an experienced entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded Active Hotels which he sold to and became CEO of their non-US business. He then co-led the acquisition of Bookings BV and subsequent merger with Active Hotels to form what is now (market cap over $50bn). He was Chairman of Toptable (now part of Priceline) and co-founder of Reevoo.

Andy Phillipps

Venture Partner

More about John Snyder
John Snyder co-founded and led Grapeshot as CEO from spare-room start-up to acquisition by Oracle Corporation in May 2018. Grapeshot’s software business delivered 15X return on capital and “double dragon” fund returns for early VC investor IQ Capital. Prior to the trade sale Grapeshot was profitable in 2017 and growing revenues 180% year-on-year with gross margins above 90%. Grapeshot’s real-time context...

John Snyder

Venture Partner

More about Dr Ronjon Nag
Dr. Ronjon Nag is an inventor, entrepreneur and a Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Interdisciplinary Fellow. He founded the R42 Institute which invents, invests and informs. Ronjon has deployed artificial intelligence systems for mobile devices for over three decades, working on neural networks at Cambridge, where he received a PhD in engineering; at Stanford, where he was a Harkness Fellow; and at MI...

Dr Ronjon Nag

Advisory Board

More about David Cleevely
David Cleevely is an entrepreneur and international telecoms expert. David was founder and former Chairman of Analysys (acquired by Datatec International, 2004). In 1998, he co-founded Abcam and was Chairman until November 2009. In 2004 he co-founded 3WayNetworks (sold to Airvana, 2007). He has been a prime mover behind Cambridge Network, co-founder of Cambridge Wireless, co-founder and Chairman of Cambridge Ang...

David Cleevely

Advisory Board

More about David Gammon
David Gammon Hon FREng spent 17 years an an investment banker before founding Rockspring in 2001. Rockspring provides capital and advice to early stage technology companies and especially those with strong IP/knowledge base, who have the potential to scale and disrupt an existing product or service. Companies invested in and advised by Rockspring have included Deepmind Technologies Limited, Privitar Limite...

David Gammon

Advisory Board

More about Richard Little
Richard Little is an entrepreneur and investor  in software companies, with substantial experience within the fin tech sector. He is  investor / Chairman of Thought Machine, CenturyTech  and ChargePoint and an investor in a number of start-ups including Form3 and Azur. As founder, CEO or Chairman, Richard has achieved numerous significant exits including Dovetail Group to Fiserv in 2017, Rule Financial to GFT...

Richard Little

Advisory Board

More about Tim Schoonmaker
Tim Schoonmaker manages a portfolio of public company investments.  He has executive experience in media and advertising businesses.  He was the founder CEO of Emap plc radio, music TV and advertising sales divisions. He was CEO of Odeon Cinemas Ltd, where he led the business through a successful exit for investors, and also served as the media industry partner of mid-market private equity fund DLJ Merchant Ba...

Tim Schoonmaker

Advisory Board