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Beringea strengthens UK investment team with promotion of Mark Shepherd

October 27th 2020

Experienced member of the Beringea team will take the role of Investment Manager

(London, UK) — Beringea, the transatlantic venture capital investor, has announced the promotion of Mark Shepherd to Investment Manager, further strengthening its London-based investment team.

Mark joined Beringea in January 2019, bringing experience in growth investing and consulting having begun his career at Javelin, the retail and consumer strategy consultancy, and Phoenix Equity Partners, the growth-focused private equity firm.

In the past twelve months, Mark played a pivotal role in Beringea’s £3m investment into Commonplace – a leading digital platform for community engagement – as well as a follow-on investment into DeepCrawl, the analytics platform for technical SEO. Mark has also focused on expanding Beringea’s network among investors and entrepreneurs based in Ireland.

As Investment Manager, Mark will be responsible for sourcing and analysing new deals, due diligence on potential investments, managing deal execution processes, and monitoring and advising portfolio companies. He currently holds observer roles with a range of companies in the portfolio including Simplestream, Zoovu, Commonplace, DeepCrawl and My 1st Years. 

Karen McCormick, Chief Investment Officer, commented: “We are delighted to have strengthened our investment team through this promotion. Mark has already built a substantial network throughout the European venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystems, delivering significant value for Beringea and our portfolio companies. We are immensely proud of the contribution made by Mark and our entire investment team to our ongoing growth and success.”

“I am thrilled to have been promoted to the role of Investment Manager, enabling me to further build on my experience of investing and supporting the next generation of leading entrepreneurs. I am excited to continue my journey with Beringea, helping to further build our profile across Europe and beyond,” commented Mark Shepherd, Investment Manager.