James Codling

James Codling

James Codling

Co-founder and MD, VentureFounders

James co-founded VentureFounders in 2014 with the vision of giving ordinary investors access to early stage opportunities that were previously out of their reach. A dynamic and driven entrepreneur, he wanted to create a new type of equity investment platform; one that gave investors the ability to co-invest in exciting British businesses alongside leading institutional and angel investors and that aligned itself with its investors to drive longer-term value creation.

As Managing Director, James oversees all aspects of the business, with a particular focus on sourcing, vetting and advising companies that are looking to raise finance through VentureFounders. James has 15 years of private equity experience, having previously held investment roles at J.P. Morgan and Montagu Private Equity. At Montagu, James held directorships in a number of their portfolio companies.