John Holden
Director, Foresight Group

An experienced growth capital and venture capital investor over nearly 20 years, with a track record of value growth and profitable exits across a range of industries and growth stages.

John joined Foresight in November 2016 to work on deploying the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund and is a specialist investor in technology.

John has worked in and managed technology investment teams at businesses such as 3i Group, ANGLE and Imperial Innovations, where he spent five years investing in and working with early stage technology and medtech companies, before working on his own advisory and funding businesses.

John is a graduate of Durham University and has a MBA with Distinction from Cranfield University.

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.



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Now in its 21st year, Venturefest Oxford continues to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs with investors, support services and a host of like-minded people who want to be part of the county’s business success.

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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus