Calum Paterson is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), a venture capital firm based in Glasgow and London. SEP invests in innovative, high-growth companies throughout the UK, with a strong focus on technology. Calum has led the firm since its formation in 2000, during which time it has raised approximately $1 billion of capital for primary and secondary investment funds. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and has been in the venture capital industry since 1991. In 2018 he became Chair of British Private Equity Council.