Valerie founded Javelin Ventures Limited in 2001 to act as Fund Manager for a university spin-out fund for King’s College and Queen Mary, University of London. Javelin subsequently ran the Iceni Seedcorn Fund, which invested in companies spun out from the partners in the Norwich Research Park, and currently manages EIS funds for Newable (previously London Business Angels) and Halo Business Angels in Belfast. Valerie also acts as head of finance for one of the Iceni spin-outs, now based in Cambridge.
Valerie’s previous experience was in venture capital with Elderstreet, Bamboo Investments and Chrysalis VCT; before that, she spent a decade in corporate finance with Schroders, Cazenove and Flemings.
Valerie has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University, a masters in charity finance and accounting from Cass Business School, and is a Chartered Secretary.