Managing Director, Venture Capital Solutions at British Business Bank
Ken Cooper is the Managing Director, Venture Solutions at the British Business Bank where he is responsible for the design and delivery of a range of British Business Bank programmes that support the flow of venture investment into smaller UK businesses.
These include the Angel Co-Fund, Enterprise Capital Funds and the VC Catalyst programme as well as regional funding initiatives such as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine investment funds. Together these provide more than £3bn of finance to smaller businesses with at least another £200m committed to venture funds annually.
Ken has previously been Chairman of the European Venture Funds Investor Network (EVFIN) and a Director of the British Business Angels Association. Prior to joining the British Business Bank Ken had a similar role in Capital for Enterprise and before that was responsible for the UK Government’s SME finance policy within the Small Business Service.