Stephen has been investing in, advising and mentoring startups for twenty years. In 2010, after many years in the technology sector, he started Merism Capital the UK’s first equity fund targeting early stage impact businesses. He is currently Entrepreneur in Residence at InnovationRCA, the Royal College of Arts incubator programme.
Stephen actively champions entrepreneurship, innovation and social impact through a variety of organisations and events, including: Unltd’s first Big Venture Challenge, the Department of Health’s ‘Living well with Dementia’ project, Innovate UK, British Council, Tech City Challenge and Creative Britain.
Stephen is on the Advisory Boards of Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, a new HE College providing vocational education which opened in September 2016 and CW+ which supports Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust to improve care for patients and their families through pioneering research, innovation, art and design.