Welcome to Transpire: Global Director Network

Natalia Blagburn

With a background in venture capital, Natalia is currently working at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, where she coaches teams of student entrepreneurs and mentors startup founders whilst teaching starting up, growing and closing ventures.  She is a Vice-Chair of the regional North East branch of the Institute of Directors, and has a broad board experience, including non-profit, commercial and venture non-exec roles.

Having experienced first-hand how venture boards can help propel startups to growth, Natalia has been researching venture boards ever since. In particular, she focuses on understanding the complex interplay between the performance of early ventures and directors’ skills, experiences, behaviours, as well as board purpose, systems and processes.