Our Team

We are a team of experienced investors, with deep domain expertise in the transport and travel sectors. We pride ourselves in being founder first: working with integrity, trust and mutual respect to help build businesses that succeed.

Mike Smeed
Managing Director
Venture Capital

Sam Nasrolahi
Venture Capital

Alex Smout
Venture Capital

Louis Fearn
Venture Capital

Riz Ismail
Finance Director
Venture Capital

Oliver Fitz-Gibbon
Platform & Community
Venture Capital


InMotion portfolio company Ascend Elements pulls in $800 million in funding. Here’s why investors are betting on it to beat out rivals like Redwood Materials.

The burgeoning battery-recycling startup Ascend Elements is sitting on a fresh $800 million — and its CEO plans to spend it on beating out rivals like Redwood Materials. Founded in 2015 in Westborough, Massachusetts, Ascend Elements says its tech can get car companies and their battery-makers the materials they need at a lower cost and …

InMotion Ventures appoints Mike Smeed as Managing Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Smeed as Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, following the recent launch of Jaguar Land Rover's new Open Innovation strategy. By collaborating with start-ups, scale-ups and like-minded external organisations, Open Innovation is a fundamental building block of Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy to become the creator of …