We’re thrilled to welcome Stephen Allott as the newest member of the Seedcamp team. A seasoned entrepreneur and scale-up expert, Stephen joins us as Venture Partner and will be supporting the investment team and our portfolio companies as they grow.
Stephen is best known for his work at Micromuse, the network management software company he scaled to 800 employees and took to IPO on NASDAQ. With roles spanning President, CFO and lead board director, Stephen knows firsthand what it takes to lead a US public company and the importance of brilliant product matched with world-class sales skills.
“To have someone of Stephen’s calibre and level of expertise join our team is an amazing coup for the whole of the Seedcamp Nation,” comments Seedcamp Managing Partner, Carlos Espinal. “Stephen has the most incredible breadth of experience and has firsthand scaled companies, built teams and solved complex problems across everything from organisational design and sales funnels to corporate strategy and fundraising. He’s been with us for less than a month but the impact has already been significant both for us and our companies. We’re dedicated to bolstering our support function and ensuring we put our companies in the best possible stead to reach Series A and beyond and Stephen is the perfect person to help us do that.”
With great enthusiasm Stephen comments, “Having seen Seedcamp blossom, it’s clearly become Europe’s leading seed fund over the past few years. I’m excited to get stuck in and support our companies scale-up and reach their potential.”
Stephen’s diverse career also includes helping scale Red Gate, from 10 to 300 people, and an advisory role for the UK Government G-Cloud Digital Marketplace, helping the service grow to over £4bn in cumulative sales in six years as well as early years consulting at McKinsey. A graduate of Trinity College Cambridge, Stephen was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn and is a quondam City Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge University. He has published “From Science to Growth” and “Transforming Public Sector Sourcing”.
Stephen is passionate about uses of AI to drive innovation and supports Cognition X in their mission to make AI expertise universally accessible. His passion and expertise on the topic has led him to produce reports for the London Mayor on how to transform London into the AI powerhouse of the world.
We’re delighted to have Stephen join us and excited for all of our portfolio companies who will benefit from his wealth of experience.