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Innvotec is an independent fund management company which has always been owned by its directors and staff.

The firm is non hierarchical therefore please feel free to contact anyone on the management team.

John Marsden

John is a qualified Chartered Accountant who worked in industry and commerce, specifically computer hardware and entertainment, before joining the UK's embryonic venture capital industry in 1980. Starting in a specialist turnaround business aimed at non-performing venture backed companies, he then progressed to active venture investing with Baillie Gifford before joining Innvotec in its infancy in 1990. John is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm.

​Andrew Clark

Andrew is both a chartered accountant and  a chartered tax advisor.  After spending almost 20 years with leading investment banks, structuring and marketing products for major international corporations and financial institutions, Andrew moved into the personal financial planning arena. He then qualified as an RDR-compliant financial adviser, and has spent many years in reviewing, structuring, marketing and advising on financial products for high net worth investors. Andrew holds the EIS Diploma, reflecting his particular expertise in that field.

​Andrew is reponsible within Innvotec for new product development

John Whelan

John has been with Innvtoec since its formation and as a Director handles all finances for Innvotec and its clients. In addition, both within and outside Innvotec, he has twenty five years experience of working at board and managerial level for and with SME's in the manufacturing, IT, and plastics industry sectors and for forensics, property and media businesses in the service sector. He has handled numerous fund raising exercises.

Nick Gurney Sharpe

Nick has been associated with Innvotec for 15 years.  He started his business career in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector working for amongst others Kraft and Proctor and Gamble. He joined the venture capital industry over twenty years ago spending much of that with 3i plc. Nick is active in sourcing new venture opportunities especially for the SEIS Funds.

Julie Newman

Julie has over 25 years of experience as an active venture capital investor, specialising in technology investments, ranging from seed and early stage through to development capital. She joined Innvotec in 1990 and left in 1997 to help co-fund her own technology investment company which grew from start-up to an AIM listing in less than seven years.  She has always continued to be part of Innvotec, providing support on new funds, initially in setting up the Anglo Scientific EIS Fund as well as support for portfolio company development.  Julie is a Director of Innvotec and divides her time between Birmingham, London and Cirencester.

Nigel Tobin, ACIB

​Nigel brings over 30 years IT, operational and commerical experience in Financial Services with a substantive and successful track record in the quality delivery of strategic business change and organizational transformations during a career spanning Lloyds Bank, MIdland Montagu, the Woolwich, Barlcays and Countrywide Financial Corporation.  More recenlty, Nigel has spent 9 years as a business owner, angel investor, NED and business adviser in the start-up and early stage SME sector.

​After a two year assocation with Innvotec, NIgel has recently become Chief Operating Officer and is now taking on specific project resonsibility to ensure Innvotec is operationally and techologically well placed to support its Fund Mansgment expansion and team growth.


Satrupa Ghosh

Satrupa has over fourteen years of experience in marketing and strategic planning. She has an MBA (Finance) from Cass Business School, and in her previous roles worked across consumer goods, technology, finance and the online retail industry. Since moving to London in early 2013, she has worked closely with several startups & accelerators as a business and strategy consultant. She has been a member of the core Innvotec team since mid-2015, and is currently spearheading Innvotec’s brand marketing and operations of the new investment platform - Innvotec Online.​

Andy Lane

Andy has an MA in Engineering Science from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard University. He has worked for a number of management consultancies such as Accenture and Ernst & Young, undertaken line management roles and gained corporate finance experience with large organisations such as at ADT, Ford Europe and TI Group. He is currently the founder and MD of Aurora Solutions, prior to which he was the Managing Director of the corporate finance boutique, Tangible Securities. Andy is  a non-executive Director of Innvotec and undertakes an integral role in devising exit strategies for portfolio companies.







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