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Kerry Baldwin

Managing Partner, IQ Capital
Chair, BVCA

Kerry co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and is one of the UK’s most experienced VC investors with over 20 years deeptech venture capital experience. She joined Venture Technologies in 1998, investing in the first wave of UK deep-tech companies and has focussed on deep tech early-stage technology over her five funds which invest from seed to £30m to portfolio outperformers.

Kerry specialises in GTM, Strategic Marketing, Competitive Intelligence and heads up IQ’s cybersecurity, supervisory and reg tech, big data and neuro-tech portfolio. She sits on several boards and has conducted several exits and IPOs.

She is known as a contributor to best practice in venture capital, from ESG and a 2018 in-depth study on Investment Committee best practice and decision making across Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is the Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge (Judge Business School) and Board Advisor to All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship.

keynote: 12:15 – 12:25

Why Investing in Diversity Matters

Hear about the challenges the investment industry is likely to face in the coming years and how best to respond.

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