Manchester investor and SME advisor, Patrick Molyneux, has been invited on a virtual trade delegation to North America with the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell.

The City of London has organised the visit to build relationships with West Coast venture capitalists, identify specific opportunities for UK business, promote the UK’s innovation in financial services, and support increased trade and investment between the UK and NorthAmerica in financial services.

The objective of the trip is to provide a balanced, senior delegation to demonstrate the strength, diversity and innovation of the UK financial and related professional services (FRPS) industry.

Patrick will be representing regional venture capital investment and the regional investment ecosystem.

He is a corporate finance director at Acceleris Capital, who invest in innovative business models, methods and practices that when applied to new/existing technologies can have a major impact on livelihoods, society or the environment.

Patrick aims to promote inward investment into UK early stage technology enterprise, and said. “The UK is a world-leader in innovation and Acceleris believe there is a large opportunity to educate United States investors on the activities of the UK early-stage investment ecosystem.”

As part of the office, the Lord Mayor of the City of London undertakes an extensive annual overseas delegation programme, acting as an ambassador for the UK’s FRPS industry.

Patrick Molyneux previously worked with a tech startup in the North West which was ultimately sold to private equity. He then joined Acceleris and has been advising and investing in a range of technology SMEs for most of his career, focusing on Seed to Series A.

Acceleris have introduced more than £160m to innovative impact technologies across health & wellbeing, software and renewable technologies.

Patrick sits on a UK industry committee to support tax-efficient venture capital investment and is a Chartered CFQ holder.