Theseus Ventures


Theseus Ventures Limited
Suite 3
Clydesdale House
Springhill Business Park
G69 6GA

0141 375 7777

Our People - Theseus Ventures

Ian Stillie
The company was founded by Ian Stillie a recognised serial entrepreneur operating at Chief Executive level and has been involved in the formation and operation of 14 directly owned companies. His specialist skills involve the development of national and international operations with targeted growth in terms of acquisitions and customer focused operations. He has a strong history in turnaround operations in multi faceted industrial environments. In all activities he concentrates in generating cash as main funding source.              

Ian started life in the mining industry when leaving school and spent his early career mining gold in South Africa. He has strong financial, operational, sales and marketing skills and the entrepreneurial drive to build and grow organisations. He has a connected network of contacts in all areas of business, sport  and public sector community. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and also a member of the Institute of Energy


Colette Brown
The company’s financial management is led by Colette Brown a Chartered Accountant by profession who has worked in a whole variety of turnaround situations leading companies through multiple fund raising strategies to accessing new investors. Her key skills are to operate at the frontline of company activity managing the most difficult resource in any company – cash, whilst also working at an operational level throughout the whole business.

Educated at Dundee University she spent eight years in all facets of accountancy before entering into industry where she has held positions in a variety of private equity led organisations.  She also has experience when looking at employment law and HR issues.  Her major strength is communicating succinctly and directly with investors and company boards the financial positions of companies good and bad, whilst also finding innovative solutions.


Jake Watkin (Associate)
Jake is an international business development and corporate relationship executive with extensive experience in London and the Asia Pacific region, most specifically China and South East Asia, predominantly in technology, property and natural resources industries.

His Principal focus is on opportunity origination, project team building, business development and finance, with an established track record in community leadership with substantial management consultancy and project management across multiple sectors.

A University of Manchester Philosophy & Politics graduate, Jake joins Theseus after Corporate Finance / Broking consultancy in the City of London and the better part of a decade in China and the Asia Pacific region working in aforementioned sectors in addition to promoting British business interests as the leader of a regional British Chamber of Commerce.