Welcome to the Keith Arundale website

Dr Keith Arundale
, MSc, DIC, PhD, FCA, FCIM, CMktr, FIoD, FInstP, FRSA

This is my personal website which includes details on my portfolio of interests as a visiting university professor, researcher, executive trainer, independent adviser, author and commentator on private equity & venture capital. I am a chartered accountant and a chartered marketer with a technology background and a passion for venture capital and all things entrepreneurial.

My aim is to help to improve the transparency of the private equity and venture capital asset class, making it understandable to all through my books and guides, lectures, seminars and training courses. I also help people to enter the sector either as graduates or those transitioning from other careers. My principal research is in the area of the investment practices of venture capital firms in UK, continental Europe and USA. A video on my recent research into venture capital investment practices, from a talk I gave at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, can be seen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch? At Henley Business School, University of Reading I am now researching the investment practices of Chinese venture capital firms in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Chester Business School.
My portfolio includes the following current and most recent positions:

Stop press: My latest book “Venture Capital Performance: A Comparative Study of Investment Practices in Europe and the USA” was published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) in 2020. For publication details see: https://www.routledge.com/Venture-Capital-Performance-A-Comparative-Study-of-Investment-Practices/Arundale/p/book/9780429318214 or for a synopsis of the book’s contents see: https://www.keitharundale.com/index.php/publications/books 

This site includes further information on my involvement with private equity & venture capital including:

  • Details on the electives that I have developed and teach on private equity and venture capital for the MSc degrees in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship and Finance and for the BSc degree in Finance and Investment Banking and for other undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance and management at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading where I am a Senior Visiting Fellow:
  • Details on my PhD research on the performance and investment practices of venture capital funds in Europe and the USA at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. An article on my research appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of the BVCA Journal, see here: Keith Arundale Article – BVCA Journal Summer 2017 , in the November 2018 issue of the ICAEW’s Corporate Financier magazine, see here:  Corporate Financier, November 2018  (pages 13 to 15) and in the October 2019 edition of the CISI Review CISI Review article – Keith Arundale  I was awarded an Adam Smith Business School prize for PhD excellence. My full PhD thesis is available online from the University of Glasgow library at:
  • Training in private equity funds and the investment process and in marketing for private equity firms.
  • Advice for entrepreneurs and management teams on the private equity investment process.
  • Details on my books Raising venture capital finance in Europe” published by Kogan Page in 2007 and “Venture Capital Performance: A Comparative Study of Investment Practices in Europe and the USA” published by Routledge in 2019.  You can also download a copy of the Guide to Private Equity  that I have written for the BVCA (last revised in  2010).
  • Summary of my speaking engagements at external conferences and guest university lectures on the European and global private equity and venture capital industry: investment and fund raising process, investment activity, performance measures, trends and issues in the industry. My forthcoming talks are listed at: https://www.keitharundale.com/index.php/talks.

Prior to pursuing a portfolio career, I was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 28 years where latterly, as European Venture Capital Leader and Business Development Director for the Global Technology Industry Group, I led the production of a number of reports on activity in the venture capital industry and guidance for the entrepreneur on venture capital as well as leading marketing, thought leadership and business development activity for early-stage and global technology companies in Europe.

Contact me here:

Keith Arundale
Tel: +44(0)1753 851878
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/keitharundale.

*Arundale Consulting Limited is a company incorporated in England & Wales. Registration Number 5662627. Registered Office: St Stephens House, Arthur Road, Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom, SL4 1RU.