Rupert Cook (pictured above) is joining the Board YFM Equity Partners’ (YFM’s) British Smaller Companies VCT plc (BSC) as a non-executive director.
Cook also took the role of Chairman of BSC’s Investment Committee upon his appointment. He is the founder of Red Penguin Ventures and was previously a partner at Realise Capital Partners. Both firms advise and invest in a range of technology businesses. He is also a partner in MKRC Ventures.
He specialises in corporate and business development, with twenty five years’ experience of technology, sales, marketing and general management, including fifteen years in corporate finance and investment.
Managing director of YFM David Hall said: “Rupert brings a wealth of experience working with smaller companies, with a keen focus on a variety of technology sectors. His expertise will be invaluable as the Company invests in earlier stage businesses.”
Cook added: “BSC has an impressive reputation in the VCT market and I am delighted to have joined the Board and Investment Committee. There is a plethora of opportunities in the technology sector at the moment and I look forward to helping the company harness these and ensure these smaller firms reach their potential.”