James Codling

Co-Founder & MD

James co-founded VentureFounders in 2014 with the vision of giving ordinary investors access to early-stage opportunities that were previously out of their reach. A dynamic and driven entrepreneur, he wanted to create a new type of equity investment platform; one that gave investors the ability to co-invest in exciting British businesses alongside leading institutional and Angel investors and that aligned itself with its investors to drive longer-term value creation. 

As Managing Director, James oversees all aspects of the business, with a particular focus on sourcing, vetting and advising companies that are looking to raise finance through VentureFounders. James has 15 years of private equity experience, having previously held investment roles at J.P. Morgan and Montagu Private Equity. At Montagu, James held directorships in a number of their portfolio companies. 

RECENT POSTS FROM James Codling

Enjoying a slice of success

VentureFounders celebrated its third birthday last week. As the team gathered and the birthday cake was cut, I reflected on all that’s been achieved in the three years since it began.

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The Time Is Now: Helping scale the UK economy with the London Co-Investment Fund

VentureFounders forges new partnership with the London Co-Investment Fund to help scale-up the UK’s leading startups

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VentureFounders surpasses £40m funding mark in 2 years of operation

NEWS RELEASE: VentureFounders surpasses £40m funding mark in 2 years of operation

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HypaShip is an end to end software for parcel networks and postal operators to manage their entire business, driving increased revenues, improving service, and reducing operating costs.

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Lightpoint Medical is an innovative, clinical-stage medical device company that has developed a groundbreaking surgical imaging technology with the potential to detect cancer in real-time during surgery.

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July Portfolio Updates

Keeping our investors up to date with current portfolio activity

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June Portfolio Updates

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May Portfolio Updates

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April Portfolio Updates

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