Fund Manager

Matt Wakerley



"If I had to choose between a quality management team and a quality product I’d choose the team every time. The compound effect of consistently good decision making in business becomes the only important factor in the end."


"Business as with sport Strives to create an environment where the importance of teamwork is central whilst taking care not to stifle individual brilliance."



 “People too often listen in order to reply rather than understand.”



"I would say that people generally spend too much time planning and not enough time doing.  The best teacher is experience."

"One of the key differentiators in the prospects I see are found in the ones that aren’t waiting around, making excuses, waiting for their ducks to be in a line.  They are just getting on and doing it, figuring things out on the fly."   

James holds a First Class Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Qualified Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales.  Qualifying with PWC, James spent some time in Audit before moving into Corporate Finance Advisory.

James has spent a large part of his career at Finance Wales, sourcing and executing a range of investments into Welsh businesses, and managing their £7.5m Technology Seed Fund.