We use cookies on our website, which are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device. To find out more about the cookies we use please click here.

Some of these cookies are strictly necessary for operation of this site. Other, non-essential cookies are used for measuring website performance (which is all aggregated and anonymised) and may share this information with Google. To consent to non-essential cookies, click "Accept all non-essential cookies".

Julian Viggars

Chief Investment Officer


Julian joined the Group in 2003 and was previously Head of Technology Investments at Mercia, before being appointed as Chief Investment Officer in April 2018. Julian has over 20 years' venture capital experience and oversees all of the investment activity of the Group across venture, growth equity and debt, in addition to managing the Investment Team. He is also a Fund Manager for NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance, the RisingStars Growth Funds, and the Finance Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund, which include successful listed businesses Blue Prism, Xeros, and Optibiotix PLC. In addition, Julian has been a non-executive director of Xeros PLC since 2009, and is a member of the BVCA’s membership committee.

Previous experience

Julian has experience across all tech sectors and was previously an investment director and COO of BioProjects International PLC, an AIM-listed early-stage technology fund, which he cofounded with private investor, Jim Slater. Prior to that, he was with accountancy firm Smith & Williamson in London, and spent time with Barclays Ventures working on small PE buyout transactions.

© Mercia Technologies 2019

Terms and conditions Privacy policy

Designed and built by Onespacemedia