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Lian Michelson

Investment Director

Vala Capital

Lian is an Investment Director at Vala Capital, investing in impact and climate focused early stage UK startups, and Founding Partner at the United Ocean Fund - a new global, early stage, ocean tech VC fund. She is also an impact angel investor in 20+ companies, and has worked with funds such as US-based Conscience VC as a Venture Partner focusing on the intersection of deep tech and consumer, and startup accelerator Antler as a Capital Advisor. Previously, Lian founded a fashion tech marketplace and ran the UK expansion of a European fntech company as their UK CEO. Lian started her career as a Fixed Income trader for Morgan Stanley where she managed $Bn+ portfolio, and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.