Max Bautin
Partner 

Max has over 15 years’ venture capital experience, including investments in Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei) and Stillfront (IPO). He co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and focuses on strategy, scaling up and financings/exits.  Max currently sits on several boards including Thought Machine, Audio Analytic, Fluidic Analytics and Spectral Edge. He holds BSc in Economics (Maryland) and an MBA (University of Cambridge). Max is an elected member of Invest Europe Venture Capital Council (previously EVCA).

Kerry Baldwin
Partner 

Kerry has over 20 years’ venture capital experience starting with Venture Technologies, a $50m deep tech fund in 1997 achieving high profile exits including Autonomy (IPO), Whereonearth (Yahoo), Trustbase (SunMicrosytems) and Durlacher (IPO). She also worked with an Italian Venture Capital Fund before co-founding IQ Capital. Kerry focuses on product, market strategy and team dynamics. She sits on several boards including BMLL, Apperio, Bloomsbury AI, KisanHub and Divido and led Sirigen’s exit (Beckton Dickinson). Kerry sits on the BVCA Venture Capital Committee and is a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge University, Judge Business School.

Ed Stacey
Partner 

Ed has over 20 years’ venture capital experience since he co-funded Venture Technologies, a $50m deep tech fund in 1996, achieving excellent returns with high profile exits including Autonomy (IPO), Whereonearth (Yahoo), Trustbase (SunMicrosytems) and Durlacher (IPO). Since co-founding IQ Capital he has led other exits including to Apple and Xchanging. He currently sits on several boards including Paragraf, Biobeats, Privitar, SensEye, Oxford Space Systems and Speechmatics. Ed specialises in technology and strategy. He started his career with Henkel and Scientific Generics. He holds an MBA and BSc from Manchester University.

Daniel Carew
Principal 

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. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bristol where he specialised in Nano- and Materials Chemistry.

Marek Chalupnik
Technology Principal 

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 holds a MSc in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics, a MSc in Production Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology, and a PhD in Engineering Design from the University of Cambridge.

Evgeny Slavin
Analyst 

Evgeny focuses on managing the dealflow process and analysing the latest technology trends. He holds an MSci in Natural Science from UCL, where he specialised in Particle Physics. In his spare time he enjoys martial arts, science fiction, and also knows his way around a recording studio.

Alex Wilson
Analyst 

Alex is responsible for deal sourcing and technology trend analysis, with main areas of interest including AI, Biotechnology and Life Sciences. He holds a BSc in Chemistry, graduating at the top of his cohort, and a PhD in Theoretical Biochemistry, from the University of Manchester. During his PhD, Alex published peer-reviewed papers applying machine learning to the acceleration of enzymatic quantum simulations.

Archie Muirhead
Analyst 

Archie works on deal sourcing, fund reporting and researching emerging technology domains. Prior to IQ he was researcher at CognitionX, covering applications of machine learning/NLP in adtech, finance and healthcare. He graduated from Bristol University at the top of his BSc Physics and Philosophy cohort where he specialised in quantum mechanics and philosophy of science

Andrew Rogan
Finance Director 

Andrew is responsible for all financial activities including reporting to investors and the monitoring of portfolio performance. He holds an MBA from Cass Business School and a B.Sc in Mathematics from The University of Birmingham. Andrew completed the final level of the CFA program in 2013, a year after he became a Chartered Management Accountant.

Heidi Williams
Office Manager 

Heidi manages IQ Capital’s office, events and marketing, she has a background in national sales, contract negotiation and people management. In her spare time Heidi has a keen interest in domestic and international rugby union, regularly attending matches at Leicester and Twickenham.

Andy Phillipps
Chairman of the IAC 

Andy is an experienced entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded Active Hotels which he sold to Priceline.com 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 Booking.com (market cap over $50bn). He was Chairman of Toptable (now part of Priceline) and co-founder of Reevoo. He is an active business angel, regularly teaches at LBS and INSEAD and is a board director or adviser to a number of tech ventures.

"IQ was a great partner throughout the life of Phonetic Arts and invaluable in providing tactical and strategic advice during the negotiations and exit to Google. IQ was naturally my first choice when it came to funding my next venture, Thought Machine"

Paul Taylor
CEO, Thought Machine

Investment Advisors

David Cleevely
Technology 

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 Angels and is a member of the IET Communications Policy Panel. David was a member of the Ministry of Defence Board overseeing information systems and services from 2001-8.

Tim Schoonmaker
Media 

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 Banking Partners.  He chaired the Board of Grapeshot Ltd from 2009 to 2018 through growth and a successful exit for investors.

Richard Little
FinTech 

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 Group in 2014, GreenHat to IBM in 2011 and Braid Systems to Mercator in 1999.

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