Michael is responsible for new investments across the North East of England. He joined Maven in March 2017 from Rivers Capital Partners in Newcastle, where he was a Venture Investor for over six years. Michael was previously responsible for the management of the £11m North East Angel Fund, and also made a number of investments on behalf of the £7.5m Micro Loan fund. His recent experience includes investments and board observer positions across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, automotive and app development.
Michael has also had secondments with an angel crowd-sourcing platform, analysing funding applications, and at Finance Tree where he acted as an introducer to a specialist equity loan provider in addition to aiding three companies attract investment from syndicates of international private investors.
Michael is IMC/CFA qualified. He has a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham, and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Leicester.