Valerie is a senior researcher for startups and entrepreneurship at Nesta. She works on building entrepreneurial ecosystems through translating evidence into practical insights for entrepreneurs and practitioners and conducting novel research.
She currently focuses on turning startups into scaleups by matching them with corporates and leads on the production of roundtables, research, best practice guides and toolkits that help entrepreneurs and corporates understand how they can interact more effectively. This work is part of the Startup Europe Partnership which matches promising European tech scaleups with corporates like Telefonica, Microsoft and Orange.
Valerie also leads Nesta’s international ecosystem mapping project that uses Big Data to uncover the key ingredients and networks driving successful tech ecosystems.