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Kerry Baldwin

Managing Partner, Co-founder at IQ Capital
Summary

Kerry Baldwin, a seasoned venture capitalist with a strong focus on deeptech, co-founded and currently leads IQ Capital as its Managing Partner. She has invested in early-stage technology from seed to £30m across five funds, emphasizing go-to-market strategy, strategic marketing, and competitive intelligence. Her portfolio includes cybersecurity, climate tech, big data, and more. Kerry is recognized globally as an advisor and speaker on venture capital, deeptech ecosystems, research, and innovation, and she contributes to best practices in venture capital. She was appointed Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association for 2021/22 and is an honorary Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.

Biography

Kerry Baldwin is a highly experienced venture capitalist with a focus on deeptech. She is currently the Managing Partner of IQ Capital, an early-stage VC firm based in Cambridge and London, which she co-founded in 2006. Kerry has over 24 years of experience in venture capital, having started her career with BDO Stoy Hayward before joining Venture Technologies in 1998 to invest in the first wave of UK deeptech companies.

Throughout her five funds, Kerry has focused on deeptech early-stage technology, investing from seed to £30m. She is an expert in go-to-market strategy, strategic marketing, competitive intelligence, and heads up IQ Capital's portfolio in cybersecurity, climate tech, supervisory tech, big data, and neuro-tech. She sits on several boards, including Risilience, FNA, CyberSmart, BMLL Technologies, CybSafe, Divido, Neurovalens, and Worldr, and has conducted several exits and IPOs.

In addition to her work at IQ Capital, Kerry is an international advisor and speaker on venture capital, deeptech ecosystems, research, and innovation. She is also a contributor to best practices in venture capital, including ESG and an in-depth study on Investment Committee best practice and decision making across Private Equity and Venture Capital in 2018.

Kerry is highly respected in the industry and was recently appointed as Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association for 2021/22. She is also an honorary Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.


Vision

Kerry Baldwin's vision is to help advance the world of deeptech through early-stage venture capital investments. As the Managing Partner of IQ Capital, she has focused her five funds on investing in deeptech companies from seed to £30m, with an emphasis on go-to-market strategy, strategic marketing, and competitive intelligence. Kerry is committed to investing in cybersecurity, climate tech, supervisory tech, big data, and neuro-tech, which she believes will have a profound impact on society.


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Kerry Baldwin
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Managing Partner, Co-founder at IQ Capital
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Managing Partner
Education
BSc at University of Plymouth
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