Chairman – Business Publishing & Events
Commercial development & building shareholder value
Established in January 2010, Mawsonia Ltd has built a leading and global position in the international Business Publishing sector.
Led by a highly committed and entrepreneurial executive team, the company produces a unique publishing offering via two key brands: Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), and the recently launched Global University Venturing (GUV).
The international corporate venturing market comprises very large companies involved in the commercialisation of intellectual property and the development of spin-out and spin-in opportunities for strategic advantage. It is a young sector and one with enormous demand for the very latest knowledge and up to date briefings.
The Global Corporate Venturing ezine has already attracted a prestigious global subscriber base and the market potential for this title is greater still. Meanwhile, the Global University Venturing title – which addresses the academia community and those involved in spinning out IP and innovations – has transitioned from being a free service to a subscriber-based model.
In addition to their publishing activities, Mawsonia runs a successful symposium programme that draws high profile speakers from around the world.
Using this strong market position as a platform, the business has developed exciting growth plans to include the extension of the events offering as well as the addition of a third title.
In pursuit of these objectives, Mawsonia sought to appoint a Chairman with the experience and entrepreneurial flair to lead growth and get the business investor-ready, with a view to a successful exit in 3-5 years.
It was vital that this individual possessed an indepth understanding of building a Business Publishing or Events venture as well as being experienced in fundraising, having led at least one successful exit.
“As an ambitious media company ready to accelerate our growth and raise capital, we tasked Intramezzo with finding us a Chairman.
James Mawson, Founder & CEO, Mawsonia Ltd