Martin McCourt to act as Senior Advisor to VentureFounders

09/03/2015

Martin McCourt, director at Montagu Private Equity and former CEO of Dyson, has agreed to act as a Senior Advisor to VentureFounders, the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform, as it looks to build on its success to date

Martin has spent over 35 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for quality brands such as Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan. More recently he was the Global CEO of the Dyson group of companies, where he worked for 15 years. Martin is also a Non-Executive Director of Your Life, an industry sponsored, government backed campaign that targets 14-16 year olds to encourage them to see the career opportunities available to them by taking up Maths and Physics at A level.

Other notable responsibilities that Martin has held were as Chairman of CAP from 2012 until it was sold in 2014. Presently he is Chairman of CliniSys Group (CliniSys) and D.O.R.C. Dutch Opthalmic Research Center. Also, Martin was awarded Orange Business Leader of the Year in 2010.  

Commenting, James Codling and Paul Moravek, Co-Founders of VentureFounders, said:

“We work with ambitious and entrepreneurial companies that have strong business acumen and growth potential. Martin has an incredibly impressive background working with companies of all sizes to help them reach their full potential, as he has demonstrated time and time again.

“Having Martin on the Senior Advisory team strengthens our advisory board even further and we are looking forward to the wide range of experience he will bring to the platform to help entrepreneurs make their own businesses flourish.”

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Martin McCourt, said:

“The crowdfunding market has been growing significantly and VentureFounders’ approach is very refreshing. The key to making a platform such as VentureFounders succeed is the investment opportunities that it presents. It is crucial to have the right team to select only the most impressive entrepreneurial companies to be funded and the team that Paul and James have put together speaks volumes as well as the successful fundraises already completed on the platform. 

“The support that VentureFounders dedicates to the entrepreneurs it has raised money for is a new piece of the successful crowdfunding puzzle and I am pleased to be able to lend my experience to the impressive businesses they work with.”