We’re delighted to announce three new members of EISA’s Green Shoots Committee. We received some fantastic applications and are pleased to share that Claire Cramm (Par Equity), Olly Norman (Octopus Ventures) and James Scanlon (Seneca Partners) have been selected to join the Committee.

Claire Cramm
Claire has a background in finance and marketing, having honed her skills through targeted internships in marketing analytics, business development, and investor relations before joining Par Equity in 2019. Claire is now an Investment Manager at Par, where her keen insight and strategic approach have guided the management of both new and existing investments.

Olly Norman
Olly has been working in Venture Capital for 4 years, currently part of the Operations team at Octopus Ventures and previously helping raise money from private clients whilst at Oxford Capital. Olly holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from Loughborough University. In his spare time, Olly can likely be found watching or playing sport, either pounding London’s asphalt, sitting in the Bedser Stand at the Oval, or watching his beloved Chelsea play at Stamford Bridge.

James Scanlon
James sits on the Growth Capital team at Seneca Partners. He is involved in growth capital transactions across a broad range of sectors (both private and quoted on the AIM market). Seneca Partners, based in the Northwest, is one of the UK’s leading EIS investment managers. Seneca has over £100 million of tax-advantaged investments under management, which provides equity and debt funding for UK SMEs. James is a Chartered Accountant where he started his career at EY on an apprenticeship scheme as an alternative to university, he also holds the CFA IMC.


Green Shoots is EISA’s young professionals network for those from across the EIS ecosystem aged 35 and under who work for an EISA member. The Committee is Chaired by Jessica Baker and our aim is to create a space where our members can meet and interact with early-stage companies, keep up to date on industry trends, as well as build early and lasting business relationships with each other. We do this through holding online and in-person networking events with guest speakers, sending out regular updates and hosting bi-annual technical seminars. To find out more or to join Green Shoots, please click here and a full list of EISA Committees and their members can be found here.