More about Kerry Baldwin
Kerry Baldwin co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and has over 20 years deeptech venture capital experience. Kerry was Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association 2021/22 and is an international advisor and speaker on venture capital, deeptech ecosystems, research and innovation. Originally with BDO Stoy Hayward, she joined Venture Technologies in 1998, investing in the first wave of UK deeptec...

Kerry Baldwin

Managing Partner

More about Max Bautin
Max co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and has been in deep tech venture capital since 2001. He has invested and worked with over four dozen start-ups, with notable exits including Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Spectral Edge (Apple),  Audio Analytic (FAANG),  Neul (Huawei) and Stillfront (NASDAQ IPO), driving top decile returns for IQ Capital funds.  Max is currently representi...

Max Bautin

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 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

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 Archie Muirhead
Archie focuses on opportunity sourcing, deal execution, and supporting founders across B2B software (particularly ML & DataOps), quantum technologies, and advanced engineering.

Archie Muirhead


Investment Team

More about Mason Sinclair
Mason is a specialist deeptech venture capital investor. He has over a decade of experience in the world of deeptech, having worked as an engineer, entrepreneur, advisor and investor across multiple businesses in the high-tech sector.

Mason Sinclair


More about Archie Judd
Archie works with existing portfolio companies and sources opportunities with a focus on AI and ML applications.

Archie Judd


More about Christopher Magazzeni
Chris joined IQ Capital in 2023 with a focus on Aerospace & Defence (Space, Dynamics, and Robotics), AI, and Manufacturing and Materials (Advanced Manufacturing, Distributed Systems, and Optimisation).

Christopher Magazzeni


More about Jordan Billiald
As part of the investment team, Jordan works on sourcing new deals, investment thesis research, and supporting existing portfolio companies. Jordan brings a deep knowledge of physics and related fields, having completed a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Semiconductor Physics. Particular areas of interest for investment include computing, materials, semiconductors, and quantum technol...

Jordan Billiald


Operations Team

More about Ben Adler
Ben is responsible for all aspects of fund operations and investor reporting, developing fund and portfolio strategy, monitoring the performance of portfolio companies and supporting investor relations. Prior to joining IQ Capital, Ben worked at 3i Group plc and is a Chartered accountant.

Ben Adler

Finance Director

More about Elaine Hegarty
Elaine joined IQ Capital in March 2021 as Office Manager then Operations 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 ...

Elaine Hegarty

Operations Manager

More about Ryan Stevens
Ryan joined IQ Capital in January 2019 as a Financial Analyst then Portfolio Finance Manager. Prior to joining IQ, Ryan worked on a European funded project, looking to increase productivity in SMEs in the local area. He is responsible for engaging with portfolio companies and monitoring their performance, quarterly valuations for reporting and audit, allocations modelling and analysis, and execution of investme...

Ryan Stevens

Portfolio Finance Manager

More about Conor McCarthy 
Conor joined IQ Capital in November 2022 as a Fund Accountant. He is responsible for fund operations and reporting to investors. Prior to joining IQ, Conor worked in accounting roles for various investment managers, including Legal & General Investment Management and Downing LLP. Conor is a qualified Chartered Accountant.’

Conor McCarthy 

Fund Accountant

More about Heidi Williams
Heidi supports all aspects of Fund Raising and Investor Relations, liaising directly with investors and advisors to assist with day-to-day queries, drawdowns and subscriptions.

Heidi Williams

Investor Relations Coordinator

More about Francesca Hodgson
Francesca joined IQ capital’s Investor Relations team in Q4 2022. Francesca holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, where she was awarded a scholarship for women in business. Francesca is passionate about investment, innovation, and technology. As both a technology entrepreneur, investor, and commercial strategist, Franc...

Francesca Hodgson

Investor Relations

More about Kalab Gezehagn
Kalab joined IQ Capital in March 2022 as an Accountant. Prior to joining IQ, Kalab worked in accounting roles across the wealth management and fund accounting industries.

Kalab Gezehagn


More about Sofia Daley
Sofia joined IQ Capital in 2023 as a Marketing Manager. Prior to joining IQ, Sofia worked as a Marketing Associate for another VC based in London for over a year, working closely with founders to strengthen their brands. Sofia holds a degree in English Literature from UCL and is passionate about language. She is responsible for IQ’s external communications and overall marketing strategy. 

Sofia Daley

Marketing Manager

More about Catherine Knott
Catherine joined IQ Capital in July 2023 as Executive Assistant/Operations, supporting the Managing Partner's and contributing to the wider operations function.  Prior to joining IQC, Catherine supported the C-Suite team of a green technology company throughout a critical growth phase. With over a decade of administrative experience across diverse industries, she brings a wealth of expertise to her curr...

Catherine Knott

Executive Assistant/Operations

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