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Our team.

We are venture capital professionals who have each been investing in North West businesses for three decades.

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Richard Young


Richard worked on his first start-up investment in 1986, a satellite uplink company. Since then he has invested in approaching 100 start-ups, managing funds for 3i, The Manchester Technology Fund and Enterprise Ventures.

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Peter Folkman

Key investor

Peter was a director of 3i before setting up North of England Ventures, his own private equity firm. He is an honorary professor at Manchester Business School.

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Phil Goodwin

Key investor

Phil has a lifelong career in private equity investment, with 3i and then Montagu Private Equity, where he co-led the buy-out from HSBC.

We are supported by a group of fellow investors. The group includes successful entrepreneurs and investment professionals we have worked with over many years. The group is also a supportive resource of expertise and contacts for the entrepreneurs we back.