Ashwin joined the Group in 2008, and has over nine years' venture capital experience. He is responsible for a number of technology investments; he is a member of the NPIF - Mercia Equity Team and part of the Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing & Engineering sector Investment Team. He has been involved in all aspects of creating venture backed businesses, including sourcing new opportunities, working with founders and management teams to build valuable propositions.
Ashwin worked at IP Group plc, commercialising intellectual property from UK universities, and at ITI Scotland, analysing technology markets. He started his career as a technology entrepreneur in Semiconductor industry. Ashwin holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Bangalore University, an MSc in System Level Integration from Edinburgh University, and was a Chevening Technology Enterprise Fellow in 2004/05. During his Chevening fellowship he was part of a business training programme, jointly run by London Business School, Cambridge University and Imperial College, focusing on taking early-stage technologies to market.