Meet the minds behind Ascension

Our team

Ascension’s team benefits from the strong industry connections necessary for the sourcing and development of deal flow and due diligence. Having co-invested with leading angels and VCs in the UK, we’re also well-placed to secure follow-on funding as our portfolio businesses grow.

Kip Meek


Kip’s role as Chair of Ascension is to ensure good governance and to provide...

Sonia Powar

Non-Executive Director

Sonia Powar sits on the Ascension board to aid in the launching of a...

Jean de Fougerolles

Managing Partner

Jean is the founder of Ascension and has over 25 years of experience working...

Remy Minute


Remy is a Partner at Ascension as well as being a Director and Chair...

Emma Steele


Emma heads up Ascension’s impact funds, immersed in sector verticals and business models with...

Rakesh Murria


Rakesh joined Ascension in January 2019, and runs operations across our tax-efficient and institutional...

Iulia Tudor

Portfolio Director

Iulia leads the work streams related to maximising the value-add to the portfolio and...

Chris Wheatcroft

Investment Partner

Chris is an Investment Partner at Ascension and runs the Ascension Syndicate, curating Tech...

Eilish Saba

Operations Manager

Eilish joined Ascension in November 2021. She is responsible for Investor Relations and Operations...

Toyosi Ogedengbe


Toyosi is a Principal in the Investment team. Toyosi is responsible for sourcing, screening...

Sonia George

Senior Associate

Sonia is an Associate at Ascension. She is responsible for sourcing, screening and performing...

Keir Wright-Whyte

Finance Director

Keir started his career with PWC, specialising in energy trading and valuing derivatives, before...

Romha Berhane

Operations Associate

Romha is an Associate at Ascension. She is responsible for the operational onboarding of...

Alex Heerema

Syndicate Manager

Alex is Syndicate Manager at the Ascension Syndicate where he identifies hand-picked, high potential...

Freya Wordsworth


Freya is an Associate at Ascension. She is responsible for due diligence, deal analysis,...

Our Venture Partners

Our Venture Partners are successful entrepreneurs, active investors, and Ascension shareholders with $100m+ and $1bn exits under their belts. They play a key role in introducing deal flow and corporate development initiatives, evaluating investment opportunities during due diligence, and providing valuable mentorship to relevant portfolio businesses.