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 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 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.
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.
Rick is responsible for sourcing new deals, deal execution and continuous tracking of the market and relevant trends in deep technology sectors. Rick’s main areas of interest are within AI, data analytics and fintech. He holds an MBA from Imperial College London and an MSc with Distinction in Computer Science from University of Edinburgh, where he specialised in Artificial Intelligence and Financial Technology.
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 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.
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"
CEO, Thought Machine
Richard Little is an entrepreneurial non-executive Chairman and Director of software and services businesses, with substantial experience within the fin tech sector. He is the co-founder and NXD of Dovetail Group Ltd, Chairman for Thought Machine, NXD of Transversal Corporation. He has had numerous exits including Rule Financial Services to GFT Group in 2014 and Braid, co- founded and led the company to be sold to Mercator.
Tim Schoonmaker manages a portfolio of public company investments. He was CEO of Emap Performance and the Chairman of EMAP Advertising. 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 is currently Chairman of Grapeshot.
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.