Operating Partner at Hg
Vin is an advisor and investor in Hg, with over twenty years’ experience in investment and leadership roles within the software sector, founding and building some of the UK’s most recognised software companies, many of which remain significant entities in today’s B2B software universe.
In 2008 Vin founded Advanced Computer Software plc. Advanced is a consolidator in the healthcare and business solutions sector and the third largest enterprise software group in the UK, valued at £2bn in August 2019. Advanced was acquired by Vista Private Equity in March 2015, who remain invested alongside BC Partners today.
Prior to this Vin formed Computer Software Group plc in 2002, which was initially taken private, with backing from Hg, and subsequently, alongside a merger, exited to Hellman Friedman in 2007 for £0.5bn under the name of IRIS Software Group. IRIS continues to be an Hg investment today and is one of the UK’s most trusted providers of business-critical software.
Vin started her career as a sales executive, joining Kewill Systems plc (now BluJay Solutions) in 1986, before exiting the business over 15 years later as COO, having overseen significant growth at the company and a valuation touching £1.2bn in March 2000.
Today Vin sits on the boards of FTSE companies Sophos Plc, Softcat Plc , DWF Plc and is a Senior advisor at NM Rothschild. She has previously served on the Boards of Zoopla Plc and Chime Communications Plc.
She is a serial investor and advisor to the software start up and wider business community, for businesses in need of combined experience in venture capital, private equity, operational and non-executive roles.
In 2007 Vin formed PS Foundation, a charitable foundation targeted at educating and supporting women in India and the UK. She is also a Patron of Prince’s Trust, the Outward Bound Trust and Shivia, which works with communities in India, to help people work their way out of poverty.
Vin has a BSc Hons (First) in Computer Science, an MBA, and an honoree doctorate from Edinburgh Napier for her services to business. In 2018, Vin received an OBE for services to the UK digital economy and advancing women in the software sector.