Top Influencers: 6 UK Founder Partner’s To Follow in 2022

2 years ago

Founder Partner play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Founder Partner role. We have selected these Founder Partner’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Founder Partner’s. The list is in no particular order!

Jenny Scott

Founder Partner @ Apella Advisors

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She was appointed Executive Director, Communications in July 2014. Prior to that Jenny was the Adviser to the Governor for a year, following a two year absence from the Bank to look after her young family. Jenny was previously the Executive Director, Communications from July 2008 to April 2011. Learn more about Jenny Scott on Crunchbase…

Apella Advisors is a distinctive independent advisory firm created to meet the needs of today’s organisations. Read more aboutApella Advisors on Crunchbase…

Kevin Brown

Founder Partner @ REV

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Kevin has been involved in early stage technology & venture capital since the late nineties, first as an entrepreneur & then as an investor. He was a founding partner of REV in 2000.Prior to REV Kevin was at SOFTBANK/ News Corporation’s European joint venture fund, eVentures. Prior to that he founded a venture backed derivatives pricing software company after starting his career in strategy consulting with Arthur Andersen. Kevin holds a Master of Arts degree in Social and Political Sciences from King’s College, Cambridge.Kevin serves as a director on the boards of Recorded Future, Talix, Intelligize & Sentrian and a board observer at Y Charts. He was previously a director at Healthline (acquired by Summit Partners), Inxight (acquired by Business Objects), Inpharmatica (acquired by Galapagos), Struq (acquired by Comcast), Martini Media (acquired by Evolve Media), GigaOM & board observer at Intraspect (acquired by Vignette). He also manages the firm’s investments in Palantir & Signal Media and works with Seedcamp. Learn more about Kevin Brown on Crunchbase…

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Richard Tudor

Founder Partner @ Averna Capital

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David Mott

Founder Partner @ Oxford Capital Partners

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David co-founded Oxford Capital and is focused helping investors access private capital markets. David has played a key role in expanding the firm’s activities in venture capital, infrastructure, media and real estate sectors. in 2017, David was appointed as chair of the BVCA’s Venture Capital committee where he is leading initiatives to promote the long term sustainability of the sector and share best practice across the industries participants. During his career as an investment manager, he has led numerous investment and exit transactions, including both IPOs and acquisitions. David has advised the government and the European Commission on investment policy and is an active member of the BVCA’s venture capital committee. He is a member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization, London chapter. Prior to establishing Oxford Capital, David worked in London, Switzerland and Germany with Result Ventures, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and in Hong Kong with Jardine Fleming. David has a BA in Economics and Japanese from the University of Durham and completed the Private Equity leadership development programme at Harvard Business School. David speaks French, German and Japanese. David is a passionate collector of contemporary art and has represented Great Britain at masters level in Modern Pentathlon. Learn more about David Mott on Crunchbase…

Oxford Capital is a technology venture capital investor based in London and Oxford. Read more aboutOxford Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Seonaid Mackenzie

Founder Partner @ Sturgeon Ventures

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Seonaid founded Sturgeon Ventures LLP as a “single family office” in 1998 investing in public and private companies in the capacity as a manager/advisor with the family as the Active LP.
Seonaid Mackenzie has had an award winning 33-year career in the City with positions including stockbroker, fund manager, an operator of UK funds; fund raising for private companies and funds; and multiple non-exec of financial service firms and SMEs. Sturgeon took a new active business line in 1999 and became the pioneer coining the phrase “The Regulatory Incubator” for financial services known by some as an FCA Umbrella, or Regulatory Hosting Platform, taking the AR/Tied Agent into a wholesale market in 2003. In 2013, Sturgeon Ventures became an Investment Advisor with the SEC and in 2014 a sub threshold AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager), laterally an EU VECA manager in 2016. The firm has now incubated over 150 start ups since this business model began, including a number of disreet families. The Incubator clients include fund managers with various strategies, third party fund raisers, corporate finance firms. Although jurisdiction neutral; Sturgeon have assisted in a number of firms setting up funds in Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Cayman, BVI and the UK. Seonaid is also regulated by the MFSA as an investment manager and sits on a number of investment committees in Malta, and by the Central Bank of Ireland sitting on UCITs Boards. Seonaid has previously been approved as a member of the investment committee of Guernsey regulated entities. Learn more about Seonaid Mackenzie on Crunchbase…

Sturgeon Ventures are the most established FCA Regulated Regulatory Incubator, having coined the phrase Regulatory Incubator in 2001. Read more aboutSturgeon Ventures on Crunchbase…

James Stoddart

Founder Partner @ Bestport Ventures

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James Stoddart is a co-founder of Bestport Ventures LLP and has extensive experience of investing in venture capital opportunities in the UK. He began his career working in corporate finance for Oppenheimer in New York followed by a three year role in corporate strategy for Hutchison Whampoa in Hong Kong. He then spent six years engaged in corporate turnaround work for Postern before establishing Bamboo Investments PLC, raising £16 million to make early stage, high growth venture investments predominantly in the technology sector. James has backed a number of successful businesses including Active Hotels Ltd, Cassium Technologies Ltd, and Dr Foster Ltd. Learn more about James Stoddart on Crunchbase…

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