Head of Venture Development

Head of Venture Development

James Teasdale

James is responsible for the Young Foundation’s innovation development programmes and has led the Young Academy Accelerator and Investment Fund since 2015. He has worked with dozens of social ventures across the UK and across multiple sectors to develop their business models, increase their impact and access funding. James is a qualified accountant and has a background in business consulting and finance.

Programme Officer

Programme Officer

Tatevik Sargsyan

Tatevik provides project management support across our innovations programmes and works directly with ventures. Her focus is on helping them to refine their products/services and develop their business models. Tatevik previously worked for a cultural charitable foundation and has a background in policy and arts.

Investment Analyst

Investment Analyst

Anshu Mandal

Anshu is the Young Foundation’s expert lead on social investment. She manages the Young Academy investment fund, helping our high-impact social ventures to access investment and leading on due diligence and portfolio management. Anshu has several years’ experience in the social finance sector and previously worked in banking.