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Leanna is an equity specialist in Finance Wales’ technology venture investments team structuring investment packages from £50,000 to £2million for IP rich technology businesses. Leanna plays an active role in both finding new investment opportunities and working with management teams to achieve their growth plans. She focuses on the commercial applications for the technology and developing the businesses to a successful exit for management and shareholders.

She has 10 years’ experience of the early stage investment arena having also led xénos, the Wales Business Angel Network for several years before joining the technology ventures team in 2008. Recent investments include Econotherm and Nightingale.

A fully qualified Management Accountant, Leanna previously worked at Crown Cork and Seal, a multi-national manufacturing business with $7bn turnover worldwide and has a degree in Accounting and French from Cardiff University.

I am often told how brilliant a piece of technology is, but not why people are going to buy it. For a young technology business, marketing the technology is as important as the technology itself. Finance Wales is a long term investor, we look for strong, commercially focused management teams as well as novel technology.

Leanna DaviesInvestment Executive