Charlie Winward

I have been investing and supporting young companies in the UK for nearly 20 years.  At NVM, I have invested and sit on the Boards of Volo, Medovate, NorthRow and SHE, so therefore have a grounding in software and innovative technologies, while I also work with Tim in managing our VCT team and portfolio.

In my earlier career, I studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University while serving as a junior officer in the British Royal Navy, spending time in the fleet in the Gulf and West Africa. I spent the 1990’s working as a Technology Strategy Manager with JPMorgan in London and New York, before emigrating to California in 1999 to gain an MBA at the University of California. In 2001 I returned to the UK and joined IP Group PLC, where I became a main board director in 2011 as the Company entered the FTSE-250. During this time, I worked with a number of early-stage companies, three of which themselves floated on the London Stock Exchange, Tracsis, Xeros Technology and Retroscreen.

Away from the office, I am a season ticket holder at the UK’s most successful North West football club, and am based in London with my family, as an excellent springboard to visiting our offices and portfolio across the regions. I am a CFA Charterholder.