James Teasdale

Director of Ventures

James is the Director of Ventures at Year Here. He joined in 2018, initially to lead our venture acceleration work and our operations function. Previously James was Head of Venture Development at The Young Foundation, a centre for research and social innovation, where he designed and delivered social venture support programmes focused on education and housing. James also oversaw early-stage investments into over a dozen ventures through the Foundation’s social investment fund.

James began his career as a commercial specialist at a business services and consulting firm and is a Chartered Management Accountant. He sits on the board of Smart School Councils, a charity that helps young people to become active, democratic citizens.