John Paton

Investment Committee Member


John Paton is the Chairman & Co-Founder of IVA Ventures, which focuses on investments and advisory in established media as well as seed and early-stage digital companies.

Prior to founding IVA, he led media companies in Europe, US and Canada, with revenues ranging from under $20 million to over $1.2 billion, and employee numbers from 100 to 1,000.  He is currently Chair of The Independent and the Evening Standard news organisations as well as Executive Chair of BOAT International Media. In 2020, he was appointed by HM Government as a Non-Executive Director of the Home Office.