17 March 2015
Venture capital specialist Midven has appointed Debbie Sorby to the position of portfolio manager.Debbie, who has 18 years’ experience in such roles, will be based at Midven’s Birmingham office and will look after portfolio companies based across the West Midlands.
In particular, she will manage relationships with the companies in Midven’s Exceed Fund, an £18 million fund launched in 2010 to provide expansion and development capital to businesses across the region.
Debbie said: “Midven’s core ethos is about offering more than simply cash; we bring a wealth of experience, strategy and operational expertise. My role is very ‘hands on’ will be all about maintaining and developing the relationships we have with our portfolio companies working closely with them to help them achieve their growth objectives.”
Debbie has previously worked with multi-national venture capital company 3i for 12 years and YFM Equity Partners before joining Midven.
Outside work, Debbie enjoys being outdoors and is a keen runner, having run four road marathons, numerous off road marathons and ultra races and has helped raise money for epilepsy and arthritis charities through her efforts. She is also a keen horse rider, skier and avid reader.
Midven is the leading Midlands-based provider of venture capital funding to early-stage and established businesses. The Birmingham-based venture capital firm currently manages six funds representing a total of £76m under management. Midven was established in 1990 and has grown significantly since the existing management team took ownership of the business in 2007. The Midven team has established a reputation for delivering valuable commercial experience and creative business solutions to help their portfolio companies achieve exceptional outcomes. For more information, please visit www.midven.co.uk or follow @Midven on Twitter.