Patrick McKenna, founder and chairman of Ingenious Media and a leading figure in the creative industries, will join the 11-strong NESTA board of trustees. The board, led by chairman Chris Powell, exists to help NESTA shape and develop its strategy and policies, and deliver its vision for UK innovation. NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, raised £50m to invest over five years from the National Lottery last year.
Nutrisens management team, led by CEO Georges Devesa, retains a significant stake in the company
Intention to list comes four years after the GP acquired the company via its fourth fund
Online optician has previously received VC funding from investors including Grazia Equity and Goldman Sachs
Platform will enable smaller investors to put their secondaries stakes up for sale