Richard Young

Richard is Manchester’s longest surviving venture capitalist, with 29 years investing experience, initially with 3i, then setting up the Manchester Technology Fund and latterly with Enterprise Ventures. He was a founder investor in some of Manchester’s most celebrated start-ups, including Telecity, Transitive Technologies and Nanoco. More recently he has a new role as head of the Manchester office for the BVCA, the trade body which represents the interests of venture capital and private equity in the UK; in a private capacity, he also continues to help companies raise capital.

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