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James Codling

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Venture Founders

James Codling is Co-founder and Managing Director of VentureFounders.  He has oversight of all aspects of the business with a particular focus on sourcing, vetting and advising companies that are looking to raise finance.  James has over 19 years private equity experience, having started his career at J.P. Morgan.  He was an Investment Director at Montagu Private Equity and held directorships in a number of their portfolio companies.  He co-founded VentureFounders in 2014 as he wanted to give entrepreneurs access to finance, as well as giving investors the ability to co-invest in British businesses, alongside leading institutional and Angel investors.  Over the last four years, VentureFounders has helped thirty B2B and B2B2C scale-up technology businesses achieve their ambitious growth plans, by providing pivotal capital, in over 75 funding rounds.

James is a founder of the award-winning Carmelita wines as well as nFiniti, a regulatory payment technology.