Max has overall responsibility for the Vala Sustainability EIS Fund and supports equity transactions across all Vala funds. Max is an experienced VC investor with a track record of supporting businesses building a more sustainable future. Max joins Vala after several years at the Ingenious Group, where he served as Investment Manager for the Ingenious Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service (AUM £20m+), leading on sourcing, evaluation, negotiation and execution of deals in the ‘infra-tech’ (energy, mobility, built environment, resource efficiency) arena. Prior to his time at Ingenious, Max worked as an Associate at EMV Capital (formerly EcoMachines Ventures), a specialist VC focussed on high-growth opportunities in hardware, industrial high-tech and resource efficiency. Max is a CFA charter-holder and with an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from Vassar College in New York.