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Meet The Team

We've been on all sides of the scaleup entrepreneurial journey and investment dynamic; as founders, investors, mentors and advisors. We understand the challenges and opportunities of scaling a business.


Ian Merricks

Proposition Lead

Exited entrepreneur turned investor and advisor, Ian has been a pioneer in delivering investment support and outcomes since 2011.  

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Holly Hudson

Community Lead

Holly works with our members to ensure they receive the right scaleup support from us, their peers, experts and partners within the community. 

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Duncan Knight

Investment Director

Duncan is an exited tech entrepreneur who works with our members to support the scaleup and investment journey through to completion.

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Luigi Meschini

Investment Director

Luigi is an exited entrepreneur supporting companies with investor readiness ahead of Series A funding. 

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Simon Fox

Investment Director

Simon supports our founders with Series A-B fundraises and has 25 years' experience working with UK and US based tech companies. 

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Keith Marriott

Finance Lead

Keith leads VenturePath’s financial management workstream, sharing best practices and overseeing interim CFO solutions.

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Graham Stedman

Board Advisor

During a 40 year legal career Graham advised numerous high-growth tech businesses on their expansion strategies and fundraising transactions.

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Tim Hames

Senior Advisor

Tim, former Director General of the British Venture Capital Association, is a Senior Advisor for the VenturePath team.

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Alex Packham

Venture Partner

Recently exited entrepreneur, having made great use of VenturePath's support, Alex shares his insights and experience of growth and fundraising with our members.


Piers Linney

Venture Partner

Serial founder turned investor and former Dragon on Dragon's Den, Piers shares experiences and contacts with members of the VenturePath community. 

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