James founded Fig to provide a pragmatic new approach to supporting and investing in high-growth early-stage companies. He built Fig with the support of angel investors who wanted to see a more consistent and practical approach to sourcing deal flow, as well as with the support of his business partners who are passionate about delivering the best possible services to founders.

James oversaw the development of the Fig services, the establishment of Fig’s student outreach programme, ESSA, and the creation of FIG Village alongside raising substantial capital for start-ups. In the past four years James has raised more than £19m for early-stage ventures, having identified investment opportunities for Fig's network of angel investors. James now manages New Model Venture Capital (NMVC). NMVC is an authorised fund manager, investing directly into the companies Fig supports as well as providing corporate finance services to a wide variety of clients.

Investments: Wazoku, MuJo, New Model Venture Capital, Innoture, Eulysis, tray.io

Joined Fig: 2009

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