John Holden BA MBA

Senior Consultant

John is an experienced venture capital investor, with a track record of value growth and profitable exits across a range of industries and growth stages. With over 20 years of board experience in all sorts of companies, as an investor and also an entrepreneur, he has worked with some very talented and ambitious people, helping them to drive progress, manage change, align stakeholders and achieve their goals.

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John is supportive, pragmatic, challenging and target focused and his main focus is advising high growth companies, either privately owned or VC/PE backed, which are going through change, raising funding or considering or preparing for an exit.

Specialities: developing vision and strategy; building management teams and boards; financial analysis; business planning; commercial negotiation; venture/growth capital investment; exit planning and execution; business turnaround; board process.


Current and previous roles:

  • 2009 – Present: Non Executive Director at Cortexica
  • 2007 – 2012: Director – Investments at Imperial Innovations plc
  • 2011 – 2012: Non Executive Director at Stanmore Implants
  • 2007 – 2012: Non Executive Director at Veryan Medical
  • 2003 – 2009: Board Member/Trustee at GreenSquare Group
  • 2005 – 2007: Director – Ventures Development at ANGLE Technology
  • 1995 – 2003: Investment Director at 3i Group plc
  • 1990 – 1994: Manager at European Capital
  • 1988 – 1990: Manager at Hoare Govett

Skills & Expertise

  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Due Diligence
  • Investments
  • Start-ups
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Planning
  • Valuation
  • Funding