Bruce Colley

Bruce Colley, Access to Finance, Innovate UK
As the Access to Finance manager at Innovate UK my role is to help the SMEs and early-stage businesses we support to connect with sources of private sector debt and equity finance (and other forms of business support such as coaching and mentoring). This in turn enabling them to commercialise their innovations and grow their businesses. Previous experience with over 6 years as Investment Director of a business angel network and also directly brokering angel / VC deals provides me with a clear understanding of what makes a business attractive to investors and VCs.