GCV Rising Star Oliver Finch’s departure from Maersk’s CVC unit follows those of Pter Votkjaer and Shereen El Zarkani in recent months.

Photo of Oliver Finch
Photo of Oliver Finch courtesy of Maersk Growth

Oliver Finch has departed from his investment partner role at Maersk Growth, the corporate venturing arm of Danish shipping and logistics group AP Møller – Mærsk (Maersk).

Maersk Growth, who was hired Finch in 2018, invested in supply chain companies at seed and series A stages. Global Corporate Venturing named him a Rising Star in 2021.

Formed in 2017, Maersk Growth invests between $500,000 and $5m per deal and provides strategic support to entrepreneurs. It focuses on startups based in the UK, mainland Europe and the US.

Recommerce management platform Arrive Recommerce, AI-based inventory management system developer Dexory and Hived, which provides zero-emissions parcel delivery service, are among its portfolio, which has more than 30 companies.

“There’s rarely a perfect time to part ways in VC, but as we reach a strategic junction at Maersk, it’s time to explore something new,” said Finch in a LinkedIn post, without mentioning his new job.

Last month, former Maersk Growth partner Peter Votkjaer left the unit and took up a chief financial officer role at a portfolio company, industrial waste-derived low-carbon fuel developer WasteFuel.

The move followed the departure of GCV Powerlist member Shereen El Zarkani, who was managing partner at Maersk Growth.

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.