Melanie Goward

Investment Director at Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

Melanie Goward

Melanie Goward

Investment Director at Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

Biography

Melanie is responsible for transacting new early-stage and technology private equity investments across the South and South West of England and Wales.

She joined Maven in 2016 from Finance Wales, where she was part of the Technology Ventures team and fund manager for the Wales Technology Seed Fund, providing funding to help businesses commercialise and bring to market innovative products and services across a range of sectors.

Prior to this she worked as an Investment Director with Nesta Investments, focusing on early stage healthcare investments as well as in technology sector finance at Lloyds TSB Corporate, providing debt finance to high-growth companies. With over 15 years’ experience as a specialist in early-stage investment, Melanie has completed a range of investments in technology, life science and biotechnology businesses.

Melanie has a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences, and a PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University, which included research as part of the Human Genome Project.

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Co-Founder at Clinithink Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Vanguard Atlantic Ltd.

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Former Senior Director of Strategic Relationships at Microsoft Corporation

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Venture Partner at Tullis Health Investors, Inc.

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Board Member at Clinithink Ltd.

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Investment Director at Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

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Finance & Administration Director at Finance Wales Investments

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Strategic Investment Director at Finance Wales Investments

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Development Bank of Wales Plc

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Assistant Company Secretary at Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

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Investment Director at Maven Capital Partners UK LLP
Education
Ph.D Genetics

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world.

Career History
Investment Director
2016 - Current

MCP focuses on the lower mid-market. The firm invests in unlisted and smaller listed companies across the UK, with up to GBP 25 million in enterprise value. One of their investment vehicles particularly targets companies located in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, where they invest in start-ups, early-stage and growth-stage businesses. They also manage specialist funds focused on technology-based startups born of academic research, and on technology in the upstream oil and gas industry.MCP participates in MBOs, MBIs, expansion capital, replacement capital and acquisition finance in addition to investment in new and secondary AiM issues. MCP's investment criteria include an entrepreneurial management team, niche or specific products or services, adequate revenue generation, growth-focused marketing strategy, and, if applicable, protectable IP. They invest GBP 1 to 6 million per deal.

Fund Manager, Wales Technology Seed Fund Technology Ventures Team
Prior - 2016

Finance Wales Plc provides financial services. It also provides management support, funding, and provides investment services for small and medium sized businesses in Wales. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Cardiff, the United Kingdom.

Deputy Fund Manager, Technology Venture Investments
Prior - 2016

Finance Wales is an active manager which invests in innovative start-up, early-stage and established small and medium-sized Welsh businesses(SMEs) with growth potential which employ less than 250 people and have an annual turnover less than EUR 50 million. They invest across sectors, including environmental goods and services, automotive, printing and publishing, product design, software, bioscience, medical equipment and creative industries.The firm is a commercial growth funder which adopts a flexible but focused approach and makes syndicated deals and co-investments. We can structure investment support ranging from a GBP 5,000 loan to million pound plus equity deals.Finance Wales invests in early-stage businesses (university spin-outs and spin-ins, spin-offs from established companies, start-up companies or entrepreneurs with a commercial proposition), business expansions and management successions (MBOs, employee buy-outs and MBIs.)

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2018 - Current

Lending Works Ltd. engages in the provision of lending platform personal loan borrowers. It offers personal loans, debt consolidation loans, car finance, home improvement loans, wedding loans, and holiday loans. The company was founded by Nick Harding and Matthew Powell in 2012 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Board Member
Prior - 2017

Clinithink Ltd. provides technology to manage unstructured healthcare data. It expands the value of analytics for population health management, accountable care, and quality improvement across the healthcare enterprise. The firm also offers payers and providers valuable insight into quality metrics and operational planning, which can also mean a significant reduction in the cost of delivering care. The company was founded by Christopher James Thomas Tackaberry and Peter David Johnson in 2009 and is headquartered in Bridgend, the United Kingdom.

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