Mike Townend IP Group x Curation

Curation Corporation Ltd appoints IP Groups’ Mike Townend as a Non- Executive Director

Curation Corporation Ltd appoints IP Groups’ Mike Townend as a Non- Executive Director

Curation Corporation Ltd (Curation Corp) today announced that Mike Townend, CIO of IP Group Plc, has joined the company as a non-executive board director. Townend comes with over 30 years of experience in capital markets. He has played a pivotal role in the growth and financing of many leading disruptive technology companies, notably Oxford Nanopore and Ceres Power. Townend is also a non-executive director of Green Urban Transport.

“I am really excited to welcome Mike to Curation,” said Curation Corp Founder Nick Finegold. “His extensive knowledge of so many new technologies and industries will help us massively in our mission to create value for individuals, organisations and investors alike.”

Curation Corp is made up of two distinct businesses: Fat Gladiator, a thematic investment club, and Curation, a sustainability intelligence service. The companies have made significant headway during the past 12 months.

Curation Corp’s 2020 reported revenues were up +167% year-over-year, with new clients including Biogen, DeepMind and Standard Chartered. Additionally, over 100 elective professionals signed up to the Fat Gladiator Investment Club. Together, the two companies look forward to growing and scaling with Townend as a guiding force in this endeavour.

As Townend states, “I am excited to be joining the Curation team, the group’s expertise in sustainability and thematic investing is significant, providing an excellent platform for future growth. I’m fortunate to work with many innovative technologies and inspirational entrepreneurs at IP Group, and I look forward in bringing this experience to support Nick, Sandy (Curation’s CEO) and the team on their exciting journey.”

Townend’s relationships with family offices and thematic investors will be helpful in delivering sustainability intelligence and education to a broader audience and further enriching the collective intelligence of the investment club. In addition, his knowledge of working with top-tier academic institutions is useful as Curation rolls out new academia-focused products.

MIKE TOWNEND

Chief Investment Officer IP Group

Mike joined IP Group’s Board in 2007 from Lehman Brothers where he was Managing Director of European Equities and Head of Equity Sales to Hedge Funds. He has 17 years’ experience in all aspects of equity capital markets and the investment process and was also a key member of the senior relationship management programme at Lehman Brothers. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette with responsibility for building the bank’s business with hedge funds and alternatives. Mike has sourced, co-led or led numerous private and public transactions. He is the IP Group representative on the board of Parkwalk. He is also a non-executive director of Green Urban Transport Ltd.

Press and further enquiries please contact cleo.mcgee@curationcorp.com Imagery and further information available on request.

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