Danesh Varma - Co-founder

Danesh has over 30 years’ experience in the mining finance industry, having worked for Brookfield Asset Managers, Northgate Exploration Ltd, Westfield Minerals Ltd and the Dundee Bank. A qualified accountant in UK and Canada, Mr  Varma is currently Chief Financial Officer of Xtierra Inc. and Conquest Resources Limited and holds directorships with American Resource Corporation, Anglesey  Mining Plc and Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited.

Contact e-mail: danesh@odysseymission.com                                                          

John Marsden - Managing Director

John is a qualified Chartered Accountant who worked in industry and commerce, specifically computer hardware and entertainment, before joining the UK's embryonic venture capital industry in 1980. Starting in a specialist turnaround business aimed at non-performing venture backed companies, he then progressed to active venture investing with Baillie Gifford before joining Innvotec in its infancy in 1990.

Contact e-mail: john@odysseymission.com                                                       Contact number: +44 20 3763 7720                                                      

Stephen Page - Co-founder

Stephen has over 30 years as an entrepreneur and more recently an investor and partner in a Odyssey SEIS fund. He is passionate about helping startups get off the starting blocks and founded Startup funding club to achieve that. He is now involved in a number of startups and has mentored for the Accelerator Academy and provide investment routes for startups through the Crocodile Lair investment club at Home House. The Funding Alpha 2013 SEIS fund has now invested in 15 startups in multiple sectors including products, software, web and big data.

Contact e-mail: stephenp@sapphiregroup.com                                                     Contact number: ​+44 781 298 5121

First point of contact

Satrupa Ghosh - COO

Satrupa is a serial entrepreneur and a specialist in experiential marketing and strategic planning. She has more than 14 years of experience in building brands across consumer goods, technology, finance and the retail industry. A recent graduate of the full-time MBA at Cass Business School, Satrupa is a member of the co-founding team and will be the first point of contact for anyone who is interesting in investing in the fund or being involved with this venture.​

Contact e-mail: satrupa@odysseymission.com                                                           Contact number: +44 (0) 7939058678

Our Team