PROFESSOR PAUL ATKINSON

Par Equity

Taranata Group

WeDO Chair Paul Atkinson, was appointed in January 2019 and is a professional investor, venture capitalist and board advisor with a track record of creating value for companies and investors. He has founded, invested in, and advised businesses within, Technology, Business and IT Services, achieving successful exits from more than 20 businesses.

He is a founding partner of the investment business, Par Equity, which provides EIS investment opportunities in the technology space as well as managing investment funds in residential property and forestry. Since its launch in 2008, Par Equity has invested more than £150m in companies, with numerous realisations to its credit, including winning the best UK exit award in 2018 for Glasgow based ICS Learn.

 Alongside his Par Equity interests, Paul is also Chairman of the global recruitment business, Taranata Group as well as being a visiting Professor of Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School.

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Paul was the winner of WeDO Scotland’s inaugural Inspiring Leader of the Year Award in 2017.

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