finnCap, the fast-growing broker and adviser to ambitious companies, is delighted to announce that prominent entrepreneur Vin Murria has acquired a significant stake in the Company, and has become a strategic adviser to finnCap, with a view to becoming Deputy Chairman in due course.
Vin set up Advanced Computer Software in 2008 and sold the business for £765m in 2015. She is now a non-executive director at FTSE250 Sophos Plc, Zoopla Plc, and Softcat Plc, and is a Senior Advisor at NM Rothschilds.
She brings more than 25 years’ experience in venture capital, private equity, M&A as well as operational experience in the software sector. Vin was named Cisco's Woman of the Year (2012), Tech Entrepreneur of Year (2012) and Advanced was Tech Company of the Year in 2014.
Commenting on the decision to become part of the finnCap team, Vin Murria said,
“finnCap is a formidable brand and has a highly-skilled, forward-thinking team, which is helping support the long-term growth ambitions of companies in multiple sectors. I’m thrilled to be backing another female entrepreneur who is having a significant impact in the market and I strongly believe the UK should be encouraging more successful female-led businesses.
“There’s a new breed of entrepreneur that’s emerging, looking to grow companies in different ways, operating in new, dynamic markets, creating innovative business models. My experience is that these entrepreneurs are looking for a different kind of advice. They want to work with people that truly understand their businesses, and bring fresh ideas that can be implemented quickly.”
Sam Smith, CEO and founder of finnCap added,
“We are very excited to welcome Vin to the team, and are delighted she believes in our vision to do something different in finance. We have established our position as a leading adviser to UK quoted companies with over 120 clients, and we have one of the largest corporate broking teams in London, having now raised nearly £2 billion for our clients. We want to do things differently and Vin’s experience growing and advising FTSE 250 companies will be invaluable as we continue to help ambitious companies grow.”