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Global University Venturing Staff

James Mawson

James Mawson

Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

Tel. US (main number) +1 650 906 1356 / UK +44 (0) 7971 655590

Email: jmawson@globaluniversityventuring.com


James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May, 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing company, and then Global University Venturing as its second title.

As well as editing Private Equity News, James coordinated leveraged buyout and venture capital coverage for use by other titles in the Dow Jones and News Corporation group, acted as a spokesman on BBC radio and television and chaired awards and conferences for a host of media groups, including the BVCA awards and event for more than 1,000 people in October, 2009.

Previously, James had freelanced for a host of national and trade media titles, including the BBC, Financial Times, Economist, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Express and Dow Jones Newswires; provided research for Nick Davies's book, Flat Earth News; was a foreign correspondent in central and eastern Europe; and was international editor for FT Business. 

After graduating from King's College, London, James's first job was working at technology publishing house ComputerWire. 

He is also a director of the London Press Club and acts as a pro bono editor for the European Venture Philanthropy Association's monthly newsletter.



   Tim Lafferty


Tim Lafferty

Managing Director

Tel: +44 1483 720295

Mobile +44 7792 137133

Email: tlafferty@globalcorporateventuring.com


Tim has worked in senior sales and marketing roles for international media companies for 20 years, on brands including BusinessWeek and Readers' Digest. Until February 2010 he was the Director of Product Sales and Marketing at Dow Jones in Europe, overseeing the circulation sales and marketing activities of The Wall Street Journal Europe, Financial News, Private Equity News and Wealth Bulletin. He left Dow Jones to pursue his interest in writing, and founded Write Brain, a marketing copywriting and consulting agency (http://write-brain.co.uk). He also writes plays (his first was professionally staged in 2005) and is currently working on a novel. He has an MBA from the European University in Brussels and lives in Woking near London. 

Other Team Members

News Editor: Gregg Bayes-Brown

Production Editor: Keith Baldock