Founder of the Accelerator Academy, Ian is deeply involved in the UK start-up community and early stage investment space, as an investor, advisor, operator.
With 16 years experience within the Tech, Media & Telecoms market, its fair to say Ian is a serial entrepreneur. Ian has launched a music PR agency, 2 record labels, 16 radio stations, a network of best-selling city guide books and websites, a youth promotions agency, an academic contract publishing business, a B2B media planning and buying agency, a tech investment advisory business and of course, now the Accelerator Academy and accompanying Accelerator Fund.
Along the way he has also worked with the boards of FTSE100 companies like EMAP, as well as IPC & The Wireless Group, as a commercial and corporate troubleshooter.
He has been involved in raising over £45m of equity and debt in corporate deals, and has advised on £52m of M&A transactions this year alone.