Birmingham-based venture capital firm Midven, part of Future Planet Capital, announces the addition of two new team members. Their experience and expertise will play a pivotal role in driving growth and facilitating strategic investments for the region’s businesses.
“Our new additions to the team, Jordan and Hogan, will be instrumental in our mission to foster growth and support entrepreneurs across the Midlands.” said Surjit Kooner, director at Midven. “This expansion further reinforces our commitment to provide exceptional support to businesses with innovative solutions and strong market potential.”
Jordan Ong joins Midven as an associate and brings valuable experience from his previous role at the Development Bank of Wales, where he collaborated with companies including Space Forge. At Midven, Jordan will play a crucial role in identifying high-growth opportunities for the West Midlands Co-Investment Fund. “My aim is to support impactful businesses,” says Jordan Ong. “Guiding and empowering them with networks, mentors, and financial support to enable successful growth and strategic exits.”
Hogan Breeds, who joins as an investment associate, brings a track record in M&A transactions across various sectors. Additionally, Hogan’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to found award-winning company SoberDrive during college. At Midven, Hogan will focus on investments across the firm’s current funds, including Midlands Engine Investment Fund and West Midlands Co-Investment Fund. Hogan Breeds reflects on his approach, stating, “I’m keen to collaborate with entrepreneurs from across the region to provide strategic insights, mentorship, and hands-on support. The goal is to empower these businesses to scale effectively.”
The additions of Jordan Ong and Hogan Breeds underscore Midven’s dedication to building a team of talented professionals capable of driving the success of Midlands-based businesses. Midven takes a more than money approach, connecting businesses with the right resources at the right time. Hogan and Jordan’s combined experience in venture capital, M&A, and entrepreneurship will be significant assets to the company, strengthening the skills and experience Midven can offer to Midland startups.