In pursuit of unicorns
Max Bautin connects with the Invested Investor podcast this week. Co-founder and partner in IQ Capital, a Cambridge based deep tech, seed and early stage VC fund, focusing on a portfolio of UK start-ups. Max offers us an insightful glimpse into his world, a compelling listen. Max is a seasoned member of the Cambridge Angels syndicate, a council member of Invest Europe, the governing body for the association of European VC’s and a board member of Thought Machine, to name just a few of his undertakings.
Max is a co-founding managing partner of IQ Capital Partners, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm that invests in UK ‘deep-tech’ across sectors including machine learning, AI, engineering and materials, and data-focused propositions based on disruptive algorithms. Max has over 15 years’ venture capital experience, including investments in Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei) and Stillfront (IPO). He currently sits on several boards including Thought Machine, Audio Analytic, Concirrus and Fluidic Analytics. He holds BSc in Economics (Maryland) and an MBA (University of Cambridge). Max is also an elected member of Invest Europe Venture Capital Council (previously EVCA).
Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.
Article in Business Weekly November 2018 - the growing success of IQ Capital
Recent article in Venture Beat “EU start-ups don't need to incorporate in the U.S. to succeed”