Richard joined Downing in January 2017 where he focusses on supporting businesses seeking growth capital. Richard has 15 years’ venture capital and private equity experience. He started his career at Manchester-based North West Equity Fund, working within a team to complete 30 investments over a five-year period. He then moved to London and spent nine years at Mitsui & Co, completing growth and venture capital investments in the UK, USA and Israel. Prior to joining Downing, Richard worked at Radius Equity as the Head of Investment. Richard has an MBA from Manchester Business School.