Track Record

  • Chairman
    Advanced debugging technology
  • Areso

    US Sales Director & European VP Sales
    Multiple assignments for world-leading producer of global network management solutions

  • CBN

    Multiple assignments
    Board, finance, sales and marketing roles for wireless backhaul solutions provider

  • Grapeshot

    Investing Chairman
    Cutting-edge software technology company providing commercial search solutions for a range of international clients

  • Phonetic Carts

    Successful exit
    VP Sales

    Early-stage company delivering technology to generate natural expressive speech for computer games

  • Successful exit

    Pioneering automated solutions for still and video imaging

St John's Innovation Centre,
Cowley Road,

T: +44 (0) 1223 422433

"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." Peter Drucker

The VC portfolio practice is managed by the company's founders, Paul Bailey and Ann Fisher. Paul and Ann have over 30 years combined experience of working with the leading venture capital funds, business angel groups and private equity groups supporting high-growth technology companies across the UK. We have developed close links with some of the leading investment funds into the early-stage technology sector.

The practice has an enviable track record of success in building the board and senior management teams for investment backed companies across a broad range of technology sectors.

We are experienced at identifying and attracting entrepreneurial individuals to enable ambitious technology companies to achieve their full potential.

We pride ourselves on establishing long-term relationships with our clients, and this has led to multiple assignments assisting with building exceptional management teams.

"Bailey Fisher was exclusively appointed to conduct the search for a CEO for Health smart Ltd. This company offers flexible and cost effective solutions to the health care industry and is one of our portfolio companies.  Bailey Fisher’s credentials in the early stage market proved specifically to be a major benefit in the success of the search.  Paul provided us with a number of excellent candidates and we are delighted with the resulting appointment of Rosie Cunningham Thomas, who commenced as CEO in January 2012."
David Bland, Finance Director, Coller Capital

"I would like to thank you for the way you have dealt with this assignment. I have met a number of recruiters for top level positions and would never have described it as a pleasurable experience.  The difference is that the others appear to focus only on the client's brief and approach the candidates in a mechanistic way.  You approach candidates from a position of equality, trying to find a match for both parties.  I really appreciate your approach." 
CEO, VC-backed medical devices


Paul Bailey
+44 (0)1223 422433
+44 (0)7803 955556

Ann Fisher
+44 (0)1223 422433
+44 (0)7803 955557