EPISODE #2 - Chris Wade of Isomer Capital

EPISODE #2 of EstVCA LP Insights podcast with Chris Wade from Isomer Capital

In the second episode of EstVCA LP Insights, our guest is a seasoned professional and practitioner in VC for more than 30 years. Chris Wade is the Co-Founder and Partner at Isomer Capital which is based in London, and currently holds investments in 50 VC funds across Europe. Chris is truly enthusiastic about the European VC scene and the players in the field and believes that the current macroeconomic challenges will only strengthen the field in the long run. In the episode, you can hear about his observations on the 2001 and 2021 macroeconomic comparisons, understand how Isomer invests and what partnership means for them, hear about their impact and ESG strategy, fund assessment and market outlook. And most importantly, you'll get to know the genius mind and kind heart behind the name.

Chris Wade is the Co-Founder & Partner at Isomer Capital. He is an experienced founder, advisor, startup mentor and technology executive. Prior to Isomer, he was the founding director of the Venture Capital Unit for the UK government where he cultivated over $1bn invested from the US and Asia into fund and direct company opportunities.

As a venture partner at Octopus Ventures and Entrepreneur First he is an active value-add non-executive director and has mentored 15 companies to successful seed funding. Chris co-founded Cambridge Positioning Systems which was sold to a global semiconductor firm in 2007, prior to which he worked for 15 years in technology operations at US-based DSC, where he assisted in its $4bn sale to Alcatel, and at Nortel. Chris holds a BSc in Physics and Chemistry from Leeds University.


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