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Ian Merricks

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Dennis Owusu-Sem

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Donna O’Toole

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Emma MacRae

Emma Sheldon MBE

Evadney Campbell MBE

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Frans Diels

Gareth Jones

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Guy Wilmot

Hannah & Sophie Pycroft

Hayley Parsons OBE

Helen Bierton

Helen Livingston

Helene Panzarino

Hermione Way

Hugh Chappell

Iain McAlister

Ian Merricks

Izzy Obeng

Jacqueline Gold CBE

Jamaal Brathwaite

James Caan CBE

James Davidson

James Henry

James Shapland

James Taylor

Jamie Martin

Jason Maude

Jason Mochine

Jess Butcher MBE

Jessica Williams

Jo Dalton

Jo Ham

Jo-Anne Chidley

Jodie Cook

Joel Blake OBE

John Courtney

John Stapleton

Johnny Paterson

Jon Allen

Jon Dawson

Jon Wright

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Jordan Daykin

Josh Wintersgill

Julia Elliott Brown

Julian Metcalfe OBE

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Juliet Barratt

June Angelides MBE

Justice Williams MBE

Justin Basini

Justin MacRae

Kanya King CBE

Kate Methuen-Ley

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Kieran Aitken

Kike Oniwinde

Levi Cooperman

Lucy Cohen

Maninder Chauhan

Mark McDonagh

Mark Tughan

Martin Newman

Martin SFP Bryant

Marvyn Harrison

Matt Smith

Mel Young MBE

Mich Turner MBE

Michael Jacobsen

Mike Davis

Mike Sotirakos

Naomi Timperley

Natasha Frangos

Neeta Patel CBE

Nick Coleman

Nicola Cook

Nohman Ahmed

Norma O’Kelly

Olivia Wollenberg

Paul Kraftman

Paul Lees

Penny Power OBE

Peter Docherty

Peter Jones

Peter Roberts

Priya Guha

Professor Jonathan H Deacon

Qasim Majid

Rachael Flanagan

Rajeeb Dey MBE

Raphael Sofoluke

Rebecca Reynolds

Rich Serunjogi

Robert Shaw

Roger Woodall

Rowena Bird

Ruari Fairbairns

Russell Dalgleish

Safaraz Ali

Sahar Hashemi OBE

Samantha Evans & Shauna Guinn

Sanjay Lobo

Sara Murray OBE

Sarah Willingham

Scott English

Sean Ramsden MBE

Sebastien Vanderlinden

Shalini Khemka

Shan Hanif

Sheryl Miller

Simon Biltcliffe

Simon Burton

Simon Calver

Simon Crowther

Simon Cureton

Sonya Barlow

Stephen Fear

Steven Smith

Stuart Clarke

Susie Ma

Tink Taylor

Tom Barton

Tony Robinson OBE

Tru Powell

Victoria Nash

Wendy Tarplee-Morris

Will King

Yvonne Bajela

Zoi Kantounatou

For 22 years Ian has been involved with the launch of numerous entrepreneurial businesses across a range of sectors, now focussing on tech investment and acceleration.

In 2011, Ian founded and now chairs The Accelerator Network, which has overseen the graduation of 1000+ high growth startups and scaleups, helping to prepare the companies to raise £350m of seed and Series A funding; offering the most efficient connection to early stage capital.

Ian also works as Managing Partner of White Horse Capital, which secures VC investment and M&A success for growth stage tech companies. He advises and sits on the investment committees or boards of a number of Seed & Venture Capital Funds with £50m committed, as well as on the advisory board for the UK Business Angel Association.

He is also on the board of Capital Enterprise and is an Ambassador for The Entrepreneurs Network and a Fellow of the British Computer Society, the RSA and the Centre for Entrepreneurs.

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