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Top Influencers: 101 UK Associate’s To Follow in 2022

Founding Partner and Associate play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Founding Partner and Associate role. We have selected these Founding Partner and Associate’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 Founding Partner and Associate’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Mark Evans

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Mark is currently an LP and Investment Committee member at Kindred Capital, a European Seed-Stage Venture fund, based in London. He was a General Partner at Balderton Capital/ Benchmark Europe from 2002 through 2015, and an EIR at Benchmark Capital in 1999/2000. He spent the prior 15 years @ Goldman Sachs, where he was a General Partner and Management Committee member. He studied Economics at both University of Oxford and Queen’s University in Canada. Learn more about Mark Evans on Crunchbase…

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Niklas Zennström

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner at Atomico. He works daily with founders and sits on the boards of Farmdrop, Lilium, Pipedrive, Oden Technologies and Varjo. Niklas is an experienced technology investor and entrepreneur, having previously co-founded and managed globally successful technology companies including Skype, Kazaa and Joltid. Niklas founded Atomico in 2006. He is passionate about partnering about founders solving big challenges facing their planet with digital technology. In 2007, he co-founded Zennström Philanthropies with his wife, Catherine. They focus their efforts in two areas: human rights and the environment. Niklas also founded the Race for the Baltic, a foundation for a well-managed and sustainable Baltic Sea, one of the most threatened major bodies of water in the world. Niklas is a keen yachtsman and has won four World Championships with his yacht racing team, Rán. Niklas holds dual degrees in Business and MSc Engineering Physics/Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden, and he spent his final year at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Niklas Zennström on Crunchbase…

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Robin Klein

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Robin Klein is the Non – Executive Chairman of MOO Print Ltd. He is also a Venture Partner at Index Ventures. Robin joined the London office of Index Ventures in April 2010 as a Venture Partner. He is a founding partner of The Accelerator Group, a seed investment company specialising in e-commerce, digital media and Internet services. He is currently Chairman of Quickbridge (Wonga), Moo Print Ltd, MyBuilder. He sits on the Boards of EDITD, Farfetch, FreeAgent, OneFineStay, Skimlinks, Zoopla. Robin is a governor of Rhyl primary school. He is also a past Chairman of Great Ormond Street hospital’s funding company. Robin has 25 years of operating experience, 20 years of which as entrepreneur and 14 years of investing experience and he has been on the boards of three publicly quoted companies. In his last operating role as Chairman and CEO of Innovations, he conducted the very first UK ecommerce transaction in May 1995. Since starting his investment career in earnest in 1998 by co-founding The Accelerator Group (TAG) with his son, Saul, they have made over sixty investments. Robin is passionate about helping to build the European technology start-up ecosystem and actively supports Saul in the promotion of Seedcamp and OpenCoffee. He has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. An MSc in Industrial Engineering. Learn more about Robin Klein on Crunchbase…

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Cal Evans

Managing associate @ Gresham International

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Charlotte Clune

Associate @ Atomico

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Charlotte is an Associate at Atomico. Based in London, she works on sourcing and due diligence of investment opportunities in the consumer space across Europe, as well as supporting Atomico and its portfolio companies on operational projects and research. Prior to joining Atomico, Charlotte was an Associate at The Blackstone Group in New York, followed by roles in the pre-seed and seed-stage investing ecosystems in New York and Oxford, respectively. Charlotte holds a BA in History (with distinction) from Yale University as well as an MBA (Hons) from the University of Oxford, where she was a Forté Foundation Scholar. Outside of work, when not searching for the best Sunday roast in London, Charlotte is often dreaming about big-wave surfing and the prospect of space tourism. Learn more about Charlotte Clune on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more aboutAtomico on Crunchbase…

Christian Scherrer

Investment Associate @ Kinnevik AB

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Christian Scherrer serves as an Investment Manager at Kinnevik. Learn more about Christian Scherrer on Crunchbase…

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Peter Davies

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Peter is the founder of Verv. A serial entrepreneur with an engineering background, Peter also founded Austin Consultants, the UK’s highest certified LabVIEW Consultancy specialising in automated test, measurement and control systems for aerospace and automotive industries. Co-founder of the European Workshop for NILM technology and organiser of the London LabVIEW user group, Peter was also a finalist for the Rising Star Award in the Energy Innovation Awards in 2014 and then went on to win Innovator of the Year at the 2016 Business Green Technology Awards. Learn more about Peter Davies on Crunchbase…

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Irma Gross von Trockau

Operations Associate @ Mustard Seed

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Luca Ferrante Carrante

Associate Director, Investments @ The Olayan Group

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Ajit Mehta

Debt Finance Associate @ OakNorth

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Ziv Reichert

Associate @ LocalGlobe

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Martin Kleppmann

Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Dr Martin Kleppmann is a researcher in distributed systems at the University of Cambridge, and author of the acclaimed book “Designing Data-Intensive Applications” (O’Reilly Media, 2017). In his previous startup career he co-founded Rapportive in 2010 (acquired by LinkedIn in 2012) and Go Test It in 2007 (acquired by Red Gate Software in 2009). Learn more about Martin Kleppmann on Crunchbase…

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Nicole Lai

Associate @ Atomico

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Nicole Lai works as an Associate at Atomico. Before joining Atomico, she was a Partner Associate at Real Ventures for 2 years. She also worked as a Scientific Project Lead at Moonshot Health. Learn more about Nicole Lai on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more aboutAtomico on Crunchbase…

Gabriele Dini

Associate Partner @ Breed Reply

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Investment and corporate finance professional with track record in life sciences and technology, specializing in bridging innovation and finance. Solid technical expertise, with a MSc in engineering and experience in multinational academic and industrial environments, complemented by an MBA with focus on strategy and finance and a Masters in Finance. Strong knowledge of research, product development, and operations, enriched by a continuous interaction with corporate-level functions; extensive venture capital experience, from origination, to due diligence, deal structuring and strategic support to the entrepreneurs as in-house consultant and board member. Learn more about Gabriele Dini on Crunchbase…

Breed Reply is Europe’s active operational investors for early-stage companies delivering ‘internet of things’ solutions. Read more aboutBreed Reply on Crunchbase…

Magda Lukaszewicz

Investment Associate @ Balderton

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Magda joined Balderton in 2018. Prior to Balderton, Magda spent three years at Goldman Sachs, where she first worked in the financing group covering Nordics and later moved to the Consumer, Retail & Healthcare M&A team, where she was an associate and worked on a number of Nordic transactions. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Magda was involved in politics and worked in startups. Magda has an MSc in Business & Economics from Lund University, where she was admitted to the Venture Lab for a one-year entrepreneurship programme. She also studied Business at Copenhagen Business School. Learn more about Magda Lukaszewicz on Crunchbase…

Balderton is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on backing European-founded startups. Read more aboutBalderton on Crunchbase…

Magda Posluszny

Associate @ Speedinvest

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Magda Posluszny is an Investment Associate at Speedinvest. Prior to joining Speedinvest, She was part of the investment team at Seedrs, Europe’s leading online investment platform for early-stage and growth equity. Ms. Posluszny received a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics at Jagiellonian University in Cracow and a bachelor’s degree in Business, major in Logistics at the Cracow University of Economics. Learn more about Magda Posluszny on Crunchbase…

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Diana Krantz

Associate @ Molten Ventures

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Molten Ventures is Europe’s largest listed tech VC firm. We inject the most visionary companies with energy to help them transform and grow. Read more aboutMolten Ventures on Crunchbase…

Rukshan Mehra

TMT Investment Banking Summer Associate @ Goldman Sachs

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Ben Purvey

Associate @ Bridges Fund Management

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Ben is a member of the Property Funds Team at Bridges, working on all real estate related investment activities. Prior to joining Bridges, Ben was an Associate in the European Real Estate Investment Banking team at Barclays Capital. Here he gained experience in the origination and execution of various M&A, equity, debt and structured finance transactions focusing solely within the real estate sector. Ben studied Real Estate & Corporate Finance at the McIntire School of Commerce (University of Virginia) and holds a First Class Honours B.Sc. in International Business Management from the University of Birmingham. Learn more about Ben Purvey on Crunchbase…

Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager dedicated to sustainable and impact investment. Read more aboutBridges Fund Management on Crunchbase…

Lisa Smith

Senior Associate @ Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Lisa Smith is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. She is a former co-founder and CEO of Kraydel and non-executive director of Ananas Anam LTD. Lisa has a background in operations in the healthcare and packaged goods sectors. She built factories for Unilever in South Africa and practiced lean operations with McKinsey in North America and Europe. Lisa has an abiding interest in healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa and is currently Treasurer of the international NGO, FORWARD, seeking to end violence against women and child marriage. Lisa is a chartered engineer and has received an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc in Bio-Mechanics, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal. Lisa is on the board of Voltea, Catexel, Parogle, and an observer in P2i. As a Principal and Director at Unilever Ventures Lisa helped find and nurture brands with high potential. Learn more about Lisa Smith on Crunchbase…

CISL is a globally influential Institute developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy. Read more aboutCambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership on Crunchbase…

Namrata Turaga

Associate @ Apple Tree Partners

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Namrata Turaga, an associate with ATP, brings a mix of professional and medical experience to her role. At Boston Consulting Group, she worked as a management consultant across the pharmaceutical, private equity, and consumer industries. Her venture capital experience includes work with Flagship Ventures and Oxford Sciences Innovation. She gained broad expertise across the healthcare industry through previous collaborations with Genentech, DaVita, and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is a practicing physician. Namrata earned an MA in medical sciences with a focus on neuroscience, as well as her medical degree, from St John’s College at Oxford University. She then pursued her MBA at Harvard Business School as a Fulbright Scholar before completing her medical training and residency in the Oxford Deanery. Learn more about Namrata Turaga on Crunchbase…

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Max McCreery

Business Development Associate @ Gravity Sketch

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Max McCreery is the Business Development Associate at Gravity Sketch. Learn more about Max McCreery on Crunchbase…

Gravity Sketch is a VR-based design and collaboration platform that allows distributed teams to create, share, and build in 3D. Read more aboutGravity Sketch on Crunchbase…

Colleen Johnson

Associate Directorof Toxicology & Consultant @ Spinifex Pharmaceuticals

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Colleen brings over 20 years of experience in the area of toxicology. She holds a M.S. in Toxicology from University of Arizona as well as Board Certification (D.A.B.T.) and specializes in the development of nonclinical toxicology testing programs for new drugs. Her activities include preparation of toxicology summaries for Spinifex’s submissions in support of our development candidates, develops study protocols and monitors the company’s toxicology programs. Learn more about Colleen Johnson on Crunchbase…

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Melissa Donohoe

Associate @ Kreos Capital

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As a Senior Analyst, Melissa supports all aspects of the deal lifecycle including pre-investment analysis and post-investment monitoring. Prior to joining Kreos, Melissa worked as a Strategy Analyst at Accenture, focusing on pre- and post-deal M&A and Growth Strategy. Previously, Melissa worked in Monetary Policy & Macro-Economic Research at the Central Bank of Ireland. Melissa holds an MA in International Studies, studying Economics and Finance at both the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of St. Gallen. Learn more about Melissa Donohoe on Crunchbase…

Kreos Capital is a growth debt firm that provides financing solutions for high-growth companies across Europe and Israel. Read more aboutKreos Capital on Crunchbase…

James Cook

Associate Director @ 150BOND

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Jeanne Le Roux

Lecturer Associate @ Birkbeck, University of London

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Head of HR specialised in setting up diversity & inclusions programs, skilled in designing and implementing people management solutions, facilitating with impact and, building relationships & rapport. My purpose and aspiration is to enable others to have a great career within a business and to feel included, through talent development, great recruitment, reward and performance efficiency. Jeanne has a portfolio career: she is head of People at Adludio, Diversity & Inclusions consultant ( Birkbeck College and Tech Talent Charter) and Lecturer Associate in Entrepreneurship, Audit and HR ( Birkbeck College/Dauphine University) as well as advisor to several start ups Jeanne is an energetic, flexible, independent person with great commercial acumen. She has developed HR strategy for diverse organisation. Her innovative and big picture thinking enables to get a holistic and pragmatic approach to your firm’s need quickly. Learn more about Jeanne Le Roux on Crunchbase…

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Harriet Hamblin

Associate @ Northzone

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Alan Williamson

Associate Director, Channel Partners @ Baltic Exchange

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The Baltic Exchange is the provider of information on maritime transportation markets. Read more aboutBaltic Exchange on Crunchbase…

Nicolas Slotine

Associate @ Forestay Capital

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Nicolas Slotine serves as a senior analyst at Forestay Capital. Learn more about Nicolas Slotine on Crunchbase…

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Luca Eisenstecken

Senior Associate @ Atomico

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Luca Eisenstecken is an Associate. Based in London, Luca is part of the investment team where he works on sourcing and due diligence of investment opportunities and portfolio management for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has worked with Automation Hero. Prior to joining Atomico, Luca spent two years at San Francisco-based private equity firm Vector Capital, where he worked on multiple growth equity investments and buyouts across diverse technology verticals, including the growth investment into CPQ software firm CloudSense. Luca began his career at MergerTech Group, a Bay Area-based technology investment bank, where he advised clients on M&A and financing processes. Luca holds a Master of International Business with a concentration in Corporate Finance from Hult International Business School in San Francisco, as well as a BA in International Management with a concentration in hospitality management from IUBH School of Business & Management in Germany. He is fluent in German and English, with some basic knowledge of Italian. As he lived in California for half a decade, he will not get tired of reminding you how much better the weather is over there. Learn more about Luca Eisenstecken on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more aboutAtomico on Crunchbase…

Annika Small

Co-founder & Associate @ CAST

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CAST is growing the supply and demand of technology for social impact. Read more aboutCAST on Crunchbase…

Avi Mehra

Associate Partner – Healthcare | IBM and IBM Watson Health @ IBM

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Hamzeh Abdul-Hadi

Senior Associate @ Hikma Ventures

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Hamzeh joined Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC as a Group Treasury Senior Officer in 2015. Before joining Hikma, Hamzeh worked as Budgeting & Planning Analyst Levant at Philip Morris International where he maintained monthly and annual budget cycles for the markets. Prior to that, Hamzeh held the position of Research Analyst at Capital Investments for more than two years. Hamzeh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance from the George Washington University. Learn more about Hamzeh Abdul-Hadi on Crunchbase…

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Michael Beetz

Associate Director @ Astorg

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Michael Beetz joined Astorg in 2016 and is a member of the Investment team. Prior to this, Michael was an Associate Principal at Palamon Capital Partners. Before that, he was a Senior Associate at Coller Capital. Michael started his career in the Investment Banking Department of UBS based in London. Michael holds an MA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Michael Beetz on Crunchbase…

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Imogen Mulliner

Associate @ Sapphire

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Imogen Mulliner is an Associate at Sapphire Ventures. Learn more about Imogen Mulliner on Crunchbase…

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Laura Colapietro

Associate Director @ ING Media

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ING Media is an architecture, property and design-focused PR and communications agency. Read more aboutING Media on Crunchbase…

Mark Brockway

Corporate Finance Associate Partner @ Ernst & Young

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Mark Brockway served as Finance Director at BWB Consulting Ltd.Brockway served as a Senior Member of Corporate Finance Team at Corven Group. He served at Grant Thornton Corporate Finance, LLC, KPMG Corporate Finance, and BDO Stoy Hayward Corporate Finance. Brockway serves as a Director of Ernst & Young LLP. Learn more about Mark Brockway on Crunchbase…

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Robert L. Fee

Associate @ Summit Partners

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James Rowley

Associate Director – Communications, Media and Technology @ Cognizant

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Duncan Chapple

Associate Director, Head of Analyst Relations @ CCgroup

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Duncan Chapple is the preeminent researcher worldwide studying the value of industry analysts and analyst relations. Chapple directs research projects and development workshops that increase the value generated by relationships with industry analysts and sourcing advisors. He is also completing a PhD, at the University of Edinburgh, looking into industry analysts. For the last 15 years, he has directed the two major longitudinal studies used by analyst relations professionals: the Analyst Value Survey and the Analyst Attitude Survey. Since 2013, he has been the core organiser of the annual Analyst Relations Value Forum. Chapple has helped over 100 high-growth companies to use relationships to influence customers, channel partners and third-party sales recommenders like analysts, advisors and consultants. His clients have included Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Huawei, IBM, and Microsoft. An expert in the international evaluation of influencer relations, he is the co-author of three books on relationship marketing. Chapple is a co-founder of the Institute for Industry Analyst Relations. Duncan remains one of fewer than 20 people worldwide with the elite IIAR professional certification. He holds a BA degree with honours from the University of Manchester. His master’s studies were at three University of London colleges: City; King’s College; and London Business School. Duncan Chapple has also studied at, among others, Ashridge, Dartmouth College, EDHEC, the Handelshochschule Leipzig, Université Catholique de Lyon, UCLA, the University of the Arts and the University of Newcastle. He is a fellow at Nottingham Business School and, until the start of 2017, served on the LBS international alumni council. Chapple has also qualified as a Chartered Marketer and as a member of the Association of Business Psychologists. Learn more about Duncan Chapple on Crunchbase…

B2B tech PR, marketing consultancy, analyst relations, Mobile & Telecoms, Enterprise Tech, FinTech, MediaTech. Read more aboutCCgroup on Crunchbase…

Johan Boork

Associate @ Silverfleet Capital

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Johan joined Silverfleet Capital in 2017 as an Associate. Prior to joining Silverfleet, Johan worked for two years within the Nordics coverage team at UBS Investment Bank, London. Johan graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with an MSc in Finance and holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Chalmers University of Technology and a BSc in Financial Economics from the University of Gothenburg. Learn more about Johan Boork on Crunchbase…

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Sarah Shanfield

Associate @ Felix Capital

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Lidia Flueckiger

Associate Partner @ Alysian

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– 5 years of experience in the hedge fund industry – Was part of the Global Engagement Management Associate Program at Citi in New York and Dubai – Led strategic initiatives for Citi directly with the Citi CEO and Head of Strategy in MENA – MA in Quantitative Economics and Finance from University of St. Gallen and MBA from INSEAD Learn more about Lidia Flueckiger on Crunchbase…

Alysian is a digital business transformation consulting organization with offices all over the world. Read more aboutAlysian on Crunchbase…

Lucy Donaldson

Associate Professor @ University of Nottingham

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Lucy is a neurophysiologist with expertise in sensory neuronal function in disease states. Starting out as a dentist. Lucy studied for her undergraduate (Dentistry BDS, Neuroscience BSc (Hons) and postgraduate (PhD, Pharmacology) degrees at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked at the University of California Davis (’94-’96), the University of Leicester(’96-’98), the University of Bristol (’99-2013) and now as Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. She has expertise in the areas of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and in human taste perception in health and disease. She is co- founder and consultant to a spin-out drug development company Exonate. Learn more about Lucy Donaldson on Crunchbase…

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Jan Czernuszka

Associate Professor @ University of Oxford

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Jan Czernuszka is a University Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is a Founding Scientist of Oxtex and its Chief Technical Officer. Jan set up and is Head of the Biomaterials Group at Oxford: this is now a Wellcome Trust Centre for Tissue Engineering. He has over 100 publications and nine patents and is regularly invited to give presentations at international conferences. He has been part of a group that obtained Oxford’s largest single grant of approximately £56m. Jan has been Dean and vice-President of Trinity College and is currently Chairman of the Faculty of Materials. He has a BSc (Hons) and ARSM from Imperial College, London, a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge and an M.A from the University of Oxford. Learn more about Jan Czernuszka on Crunchbase…

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Jacopo Trombetta

Associate Director, Performance & Reporting Manager @ Impax Asset Management

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Alex Steiner

Associate @ Anthemis Group

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Jiahao Sun

Associate Director, Artificial Intelligence @ RBC Wealth Management Group

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Leah Selig Chauhan

Senior Associate, Online Safety @ Ofcom

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Kevin Walker

Associate Professor, Immersive Media @ Coventry University

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Chris Beckett

Associate Director of Data Science (Product and Marketing) @ Monzo

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Chris Beckett is the Associate Director of Data Science (Product and Marketing) at Monzo Bank. Learn more about Chris Beckett on Crunchbase…

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Angus Kidd

Associate Lecturer @ Northumbria University Newcastle Business School

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Angus Kidd has had a 25 year career in Financial Services mostly with Credit Suisse in Compliance and Risk Management. He has worked extensively in Asia Pacific – Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore – as well as being based in Wroclaw, Poland for the last 4 years running Credit Suisse in Poland, responsible for 5000 staff in Wroclaw and Warsaw. He has a wide range of corporate governance experience and developed a great many relevant skills and industry contacts for Wolves Summit.He is now based in the Newcastle, UK providing consulting and advisory services to a wide range of clients.Key achievements include:• setting up and running a 700 person outsourced team in Singapore, India and Poland for a variety of Risk Management functions• President of Credit Suisse Poland, responsible for all activities across two offices and 5000 staff providing services to London and Zurich primarily• partnering with Wroclaw City, Wroclaw Airport and Swiss Air to start a new direct flight from Zurich to Wroclaw, started in Oct 2017• head of Credit Suisse Compliance Global Efficiency & Effectiveness programme Learn more about Angus Kidd on Crunchbase…

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Shaun Dunlop

Investment Associate @ Summit Partners

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Ragnar Jongen

Associate @ DN Capital

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Ragnar founded two companies in e-commerce and sales in his home country, the Netherlands. He also experienced strategy consulting at McKinsey in Amsterdam before joining DN. His education was focused on entrepreneurship and finance. He wrote a bachelor thesis about (blockchain) disruptions in the payment industry and his master thesis was about crowdfunding. Learn more about Ragnar Jongen on Crunchbase…

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James Wain

Senior Investment Associate @ True.

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James was part of PwC’s retail and consumer M&A team before True. And before that, he was with The Hut Group as Head of Commercials, responsible for online retailer, ProBikeKit. Learn more about James Wain on Crunchbase…

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Dr Zheng Yuan

Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Barry Borhani

Associate Director @ Ernst & Young

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A senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in Oil & gas and engineering; recent roles in Global super majors (BG-Group/Shell), Big 4 Consultancy (EY and PwC) and Management Contracting companies (KBR, Halliburton). Strong project management /Project controls , contract and procurement, analytical expertise obtained whilst working on major global programs ($100MM to $23 Billion) in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Learn more about Barry Borhani on Crunchbase…

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Joachim Fleury

Associate @ Clifford Chance

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Joachim Fleury has been associated with international law firm Clifford Chance since 1984 – and since 1992 as a partner. From 2000 onwards he heads the firm’s global practice focused on the telecoms, media and technology sectors. In this capacity Joachim lead the teams working on the acquisitions of Orange Netherlands and Tele.ring in Austria by T-Mobile, the investment in Canal Digitaal by Providence Equity Partners, the creation of Everything Everywhere as the biggest mobile operator in the UK, the acquisition of Endemol by a tripartite consortium and a range of transactions for Nokia, NTT docomo, Adobe, Teliasonera, Macquarie, CVC and others. Learn more about Joachim Fleury on Crunchbase…

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Anton Dek

Research Associate @ Cambridge Judge Business School

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Anton is a data science specialist with a PhD and experience both in academia and the private sector. Anton’s research interests include the cryptoassets market and its behavioural aspects. Anton is the co-author of the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index, the real-time estimate of the total electricity load and consumption of the Bitcoin network. Previously, Anton taught Data Science at Karazin Kharkiv National University and the University of Barcelona. He also worked at, and then managed, an analytics company where he mastered the software development cycle and came across Bitcoin while working on its price modelling. Prior to his work with cryptoassets, Anton specialised in renewable energy and conducted nuclear safety tests at the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology as a Research Fellow. Anton holds an MSc in Applied Physics and an MSc in Applied Economics from the Karazin Kharkiv National University. Learn more about Anton Dek on Crunchbase…

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Heresh Rezavandi

Ecosystem Strategic Intelligence Lead, Associate Director @ UCB

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Heresh Rezavandi is the associate director of ecosystem strategic alliance at [UCB Pharma](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ucb-pharma), a biopharmaceutical and specialty chemical company that develops therapeutics for central nervous system and immunological diseases. Learn more about Heresh Rezavandi on Crunchbase…

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Mauro Leuce

Associate Director @ Atkins

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Mauro is the Critical Mission Facilities Market Lead in Atkins and Technical Advisor for Data Centre projects. Atkins has extensive multidisciplinary experience in the data centre sector, ranging from the design of new facilities to major plants replacement, resilience and single point of failure due diligence studies and remedial works, in critical environments like National Energy Infrastructure, Government bodies and major transport hubs (i.e. airports and rail network). Mauro delivered the most innovative hyperscale Data Centres in Europe (i.e. 120MW average), acting as Project Director, Technical Reviewer and Subject Matter Expert for his Clients. He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering with a major in Automation of Power Systems. Learn more about Mauro Leuce on Crunchbase…

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Gnima Diop

Senior Program Associate @ myAgro

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Lesley Sweeney

Associate Director and Executive Assistant @ The MAPD Group

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Ed Stubbings

Associate @ Riverstone Holdings

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Ed Stubbings is an Associate of Riverstone, focused on Limited Partner relations, fundraising, and communications. He is based in London. Prior to joining Riverstone in 2014, Mr. Stubbings was an Associate Director in the Private Funds Group at UBS. During his tenure, he managed a number of buyout, private debt and infrastructure fundraising processes for leading financial sponsors. Prior to UBS, Mr. Stubbings worked in the leveraged finance team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Stubbings graduated from the University of Durham with MA and first class BA (Hons) degrees in Theology. Learn more about Ed Stubbings on Crunchbase…

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Vihar Georgiev

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) & Deputy Group Leader of Device Modelling Group @ University of Glasgow

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Stephanie Opdam

Associate @ Notion Capital

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Stephanie Opdam is an Associate at Columbia Lake Partners. She is responsible for the screening of investment opportunities, financial analysis, structuring, due diligence and portfolio management of debt relationships with technology companies. Prior to joining CLP, Stephanie worked as an Intern Structured Finance at NIBC Bank and as an Intern Product Development at ITPreneurs in the Netherlands. Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc), International Business Administration (with distinction) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and obtained a Master of Science (MSc), Finance & Private Equity (with merit) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Learn more about Stephanie Opdam on Crunchbase…

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Amit Mehta

Associate Professor @ Swansea University

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From 1998 to 2001 Dr Amit Mehta worked in the Telecommunications Industry in Bangalore, India and in Singapore. From July 2002 to February 2006 he worked at the University of Essex, in the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering. Since February 2006 he has been working at Swansea University where he is the Director of Antenna, Communication and Smart City Laboratory. His core research focus is Intelligent Autonomous Communications, Adaptive Antennas, 5G, RF Microwave systems, Sensor and Smart Cities. He is particularly interested in body and vehicle communications, large scale mobile networks, communication signal processing on chipsets / Raspberry Pi / Micro Controllers, smart antennas, mm waves and sensor networks. Dr Mehta has successfully supervised / supervising over 50 postgraduates (> 10 PhDs), has over 70 technical publications, 4 design rights and two patents on invention of steerable smart antenna and concealed weapons detection system. He is a regular key note speaker, session organizer and chair for a number of IEEE / Defence international conferences. Currently he is a reviewer member of EPSRC UK and undertakes regular peer review of leading journals such IEEE Transactions AP / MTT. Dr. Mehta has strong industry-academic project engagements with both civilian and defence sectors (HP research laboratories Palo Alto, California, USA, BAE Systems UK, Ministry of Defence / DSTL UK, UK Home office, US Dept. of Home Land Security, etc). Dr Mehta has given a number of IEEE special seminars based on his leading research in various institutions including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, University of Toronto, and National University of Singapore. Along with undertaking state of the art research Dr Mehta also endeavours to develop a high quality teaching curriculum. He was in receipt of the departmental best lecturer award in 2007 and believes that an outstanding teacher produces an outstanding researcher. Learn more about Amit Mehta on Crunchbase…

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Elizabeth Kuester

Associate @ ETF Partners

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Elisabeth Kuester is an Associate at ETF Partners. Learn more about Elizabeth Kuester on Crunchbase…

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Ben Wright

Associate Editor and Columnist @ Telegraph Media Group

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Gabriel Moukhbat

Associate @ Edenred Capital Partners

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Martin Stoelen

Associate Professor @ Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

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Ian Meadows

Associate Partner @ Ernst & Young

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Ian Meadows is an Associate Partner in Insurance at EY based in London. Ian leads Specialty Insurance Technology and is a director of the Insurwave Joint Venture. His current focus is to support the modernisation efforts across London and into international markets. Learn more about Ian Meadows on Crunchbase…

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Nermine Chatila

Associate @ Raed Ventures

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Lola Fernandez-Redondo

Senior Associate Director @ Jacobs

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Luke Ferris

Associate Partner ADAPT @ Bain & Company

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Sanyogitta Puri

Associate Principal Scientist @ AstraZeneca

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Michael Bywater

Associate Director @ CityFibre

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Rehan Bhana

Associate Professor @ Birmingham City University

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Rehan Bhana is an Associate Professor at Birmingham City University. Learn more about Rehan Bhana on Crunchbase…

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Joao Beraldo

Marketing associate @ EQT Ventures

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Born and bred in Brazil, Joao moved to Europe at an early age, completing secondary school in Brussels and later pursuing his higher education in London. As a student of International Relations at King’s College London, Joao quickly became fascinated with the socio-political impact of technology in the world, motivating him to subsequently apply for a Master’s degree in Data and Society at the LSE. Parallel to his academic interests, Joao satisfied his natural curiosity by immersing himself in the tech scene, completing a research project at an innovation consultancy, Living Tomorrow, in Brussels; doing business development and digital marketing at a software development agency, Whyable, in London; and helping with operations at an online lending startup, Nexoos, in Sao Paulo. As a Marketing Associate at EQT Ventures, Joao contributes towards content marketing, social media, and the overall branding and marketing of the fund. Having recently made the switch from being a full-time student, Joao is responsible for establishing the fund’s presence in the European university ecosystem, connecting with early stage founders and entrepreneurs. In his spare time, Joao enjoys reading voraciously about media, tech and culture (top 1% of readers in Pocket!), constantly listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and doing street photography in urban environments. Learn more about Joao Beraldo on Crunchbase…

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Michael Consagra

Associate Director and Content Strategy @ MediaCom Beyond Advertising

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Michael is an experienced communications and content strategist, who has worked with a large wealth of global brands such as P&G, Unilever, Mars, American Express, Sony, Ray-Ban and Levi’s. Learn more about Michael Consagra on Crunchbase…

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Kingsley Maunder

Associate Product Director, Pollpass @ GWI

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Sebastian Riedel

Associate Professor @ University College London (UCL)

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Sebastian is a Reader at University College London, leads the UCL Machine Reading group and is Co-Founder and Head of Research at Bloomsbury AI. He is an Allen Distinguished Investigator and received an $1M award from the Paul Allen Foundation to ‘move the needle’ towards answering broad scientific questions in AI. Sebastian is generally interested in the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, and particularly interested in teaching machines to read and to reason with what was read. Learn more about Sebastian Riedel on Crunchbase…

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Daniel Cheung

Associate @ Downing Ventures

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Adam Kybird

Associate, Social Sector Funds @ Bridges Fund Management

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Adam is a member of Bridges’ Social Sector Funds team, focusing on investments into Social Impact Bonds. Adam previously worked for the KPMG Government Strategy Group where he was an Associate Director. At KPMG he focused on Local / Regional government, providing strategic and financial advice to improve service delivery and support economic growth. He also worked with a range of businesses and charities developing international growth strategies. Prior to this Adam worked for the Clinton Foundation HIV / AIDS Initiative in Liberia and Indonesia, helping to strengthen national health systems to provide quality treatment for HIV / AIDS patients. Adam holds a BA from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics & Economics. Learn more about Adam Kybird on Crunchbase…

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Charles Jurczynski

Investment Associate @ Low Carbon

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Alexander Mayall

Associate @ Anthemis Group

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Alex Mayall is a member of Anthemis’ Advisory team, where he identifies and evaluates emerging technologies that will have impact on financial services. He also provides his technical know-how to the team’s venture design efforts. Before joining Anthemis, Alex worked for two years at Exceedra Software Ltd in an infrastructural role, performing information security accreditation, cloud and database administration and database software development. Alex has a Bachelors in Physics from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and a Masters in Cybernetics from the University of Reading with a focus on terahertz technology. He’s a keen futurist and has produced a wide variety of content on the subject. In his spare time, you can find Alex listening to podcasts or watching sci-fi movies. Learn more about Alexander Mayall on Crunchbase…

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Brice Ollivault

Senior Associate @ Aspinall Capital Partners

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Brice is a French national and holds an MBA from Cass Business School and a MSc in Physics, Electronics and Computer Sciences. Brice started his career as a Formula One engineer where he was responsible for the development of cutting-edge solutions in fields ranging from simulation to embedded systems as well as related track activities. Leveraging this experience, Brice switched to technology investments and has worked on numerous deals over the last 4 years. Brice speaks French, German and English (albeit both with accents). Learn more about Brice Ollivault on Crunchbase…

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Tongyun Li

Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Sevi Simavi

Associate Director @ EBRD (Investment Firm)

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Teemu Mattila

Associate @ DN Capital

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Prior to joining DN Capital, Teemu worked in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs in London focusing on Consumer Internet. During his three years at Goldman Sachs, he worked on various transactions in the European Internet sector and covered multiple early-stage, high-growth clients. Teemu majored in finance at Aalto University School of Business, and spent two semesters abroad studying entrepreneurial finance at USC Marshall School of Business and entrepreneurship at Auckland University of Technology. Learn more about Teemu Mattila on Crunchbase…

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Nicholas Thurgood

Associate Lead Designer @ Ubisoft

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Angela Sormani

Senior Research Associate @ Preqin

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