Matt Mead – Chief Investment Officer – Mercia Technologies PLC

Matt is the Chief Investment Officer at Mercia Technologies PLC where he oversees all of the investment activity of the Group. Matt has over 20 years’ experience in the venture industry with some notable successes at businesses including Vistorm, Achilles, Datanomic and Garlik Limited.

Matt worked at 3i from 1995 to 2009, making early stage investments in software and other technology businesses. He also successfully directed 3i’s pan European Venture portfolio team, and managed the disposal of 3i’s Venture Portfolio in a series of secondary transactions.

He subsequently joined NESTA as Managing Director Investments to run its £30m Venture Capital Fund. In 2010 he was appointed CIO, managing all investment activity at NESTA, including its £350m Trust assets and its social impact investment funds.