We’re Hiring

As we grow our portfolio, we’re growing our team. We want to solve global challenges and do whatever it takes to help our companies go all around the world. If you want to join us and be part of our mission, get in touch and tell us how.

Venture & Growth Investment, and Financial Management

Strategic Partner Management, and Policy & Communications

Seed to Series A Pipeline and Portfolio Development

Angel & Microfund Partner Manager

Venture Partner Manager

Financial Controller

Transactions Support Manager


Our Team

Our founding team have all had firsthand experience in building and exiting businesses. That means we genuinely understand the pain, failures and successes of growing a company.

Through our people and platform, we connect companies, mentors and ecosystem drivers. We provide direct mentorship, support and office hours in clusters across the UK.

Lee Strafford


Keith Teare

Executive Chairman

David Carr

VP Finance & Operations

Mike Dimelow

Head of Investment

David Fogel

Investment Lead

Andrew Sloane

Investment Lead

Lindy Pyrah

Operations Manager

Ryan Procter

Marketing & Ecosystem

Our Advisors

Working with our core team, ADV is supported by an expert group of advisors. They believe in our mission and help us to achieve our goals, as well providing strategic guidance around the development of our platform and our portfolio.

Fiona Melville

Katy Turner

Frank DiGiammarino

Jon Bradford

Jamie Coleman

Suhas Kulkarni


ADV currently manages £150M of funds. We are backed by some of the UK’s largest institutions: British Business Bank, Legal & General, and Woodford Investment Management. We want to work with investors who share our belief that patient, evergreen capital has a huge role to play in building industry-defining digital technology businesses. We’re open to talking to everyone that shares our mission.