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

3 years ago

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

Jan Hammer

Investor & Partner @ Index Ventures

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Jan joined Index in 2010, and is a London-based partner, focusing on fintech and information/data services across all stages of growth. He is one of Index Ventures’ leading fintech investors, working with the founders of Adyen, Credit Benchmark, Robinhood and TransferWise. In all, Index has backed more than two dozen fintech companies, with more than $400 million. Jan has also led Index investments and is on the boards of Beamery, Collibra, SafetyCulture and Silverfin. Before he joined Index, Jan was at General Atlantic in London, where he worked on investments in Kaspersky Lab, Northgate Information Solutions and Torex Retail. He also worked in the M&A, TMT and Capital Markets divisions at Morgan Stanley. Jan is a graduate of Oxford University, and holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD. Learn more about Jan Hammer on Crunchbase…

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Mike Chalfen

Investor @ Mike Chalfen

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Mike Chalfen is a solo early stage investor who backs teams building remarkable software-driven companies. He often partners with them from the start of their journeys and invest significant cheques in a small number of companies. He invested early in a wide range of great companies including, Houzz, Fizzback, The Foundry, Ubiquisys, Boxed, eDreams, and SuSE Linux. More recently he has invested early in emerging platforms like, Harbr, Illumio and, “intelligent software” startups like Moogsoft and Seal Software, other exciting startups such as Snyk and Time is Ltd, as well as several unannounced investments. In November 2017, he was honoured to be included at number six in Forbes’ first Midas List Europe. Learn more about Mike Chalfen on Crunchbase…

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Tom Chapman

Investor & Co-Founder @ Chapman Office

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Tom Chapman OBE is an investor in early-stage companies and co-founder of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Tom has an investment portfolio that spans multiple industries including technology, logistics, beauty, fashion, health, and medical cannabis. He invests in committed founders and experienced management teams to grow disruptive mission-driven businesses that leverage technology to deliver a better service to consumers and transform the way the world works. Tom’s recent investments include disruptive beauty brand HEYDAY, a one-stop shop for personalised skincare treatments; size-inclusive womenswear brand Universal Standard; Caliva, California’s largest fully licensed integrated cannabis dispensary, retailer and distributor; by Humankind, a personal care brand seeking to eliminate single-use plastic; Convoy, which connects truckers with shippers to fill unused trucking capacity, reducing the environmental impact of freight; feminine health brand, OHNE; baby food business, Cerebelly; medical cannabis startup, Plena; and the world’s first stock exchange dedicated to the IPO and trading of commercial real estate assets, IPSX. Tom’s work as an investor builds on his experience founding MATCHESFASHION.COM, operating at the forefront of the changing face of retail for more than 30 years. With his wife Ruth, they grew the company from a single bricks-and-mortar store to a global luxury fashion brand with a reputation for supporting and nurturing new and emerging talent, and are credited with introducing designers such as Versace, Prada and Bottega Veneta to the UK. Under Tom’s leadership, MATCHESFASHION.COM invested heavily in technology across all areas of the business, enabling the company to better understand the lives of its customers and provide them with a fast, convenient and highly personalised service. MATCHESFASHION.COM was one of the first luxury brands to go online in 2005; one of the first businesses to launch 90-minute delivery in 2016; and one of the first retailers to build a platform to provide a single truly unified view of customer’s shopping across both online and physical channels. It was, however, his understanding of how digital could radically transform how companies engaged with their customers and his appetite for challenging traditional practices that led to him being inducted into the Business of Fashion’s Hall of Fame in 2018 and being described as a “retail innovator”. Tom recognised that MATCHESFASHION.COM could use digital not only to reach a global audience quickly but to build highly personal, intimate customer relationships, engaging shoppers with rich, resonant content and storytelling. Paired with his challenger mentality, this insight saw Tom transform the company from a 14-store physical retailer into a leading global luxury e-commerce giant. From the launch of their website in 2007, MATCHESFASHION.COM grew at a rate of up to 100 per cent per year, raising £20 million in 2012 for a minority stake in the business. In 2013, Tom’s commitment to digital saw him rebrand all Matches’ physical stores as MATCHESFASHION.COM. These decisions collectively enabled the business to accelerate from a valuation of £76m in 2012 to an acquisition price in excess of $1 billion just five years later. In 2017-18, the business had 95 per cent of sales online and 85 per cent internationally. MATCHESFASHION.COM is also credited with pioneering blended retail, seamlessly bringing together physical and digital commerce to connect with customers over multiple touchpoints – whether that be through the company’s events, magazine or private shopping experiences. Before the sale of the business, Tom conceived of 5 Carlos Place, a five-storey townhouse combining luxury private shopping in a home environment with a purpose-built broadcasting hub and events space focused on creating engaging content for MATCHESFASHION.COM’s 100 million annual online visitors. Carlos Place was an extension of the private-shopping concept behind No.23, which reinvented retail service along the lines of private-client banking, delivering a highly personalised, intimate, bespoke shopping experience. Throughout the growth of MATCHESFASHION.COM, Tom has focused on keeping customers and their lifestyles at the centre of all company decisions, recognising that top-class service is the foundation of all consumer-facing businesses and that technology investment should always enable a business to connect better with the consumer and support them. Like MATCHESFASHION.COM, many of Tom’s investments both challenge the status quo and have strong brands that build deep, personal relationships with customers by connecting with them across both physical and digital touchpoints, and place special importance on social responsibility, inclusiveness and environmental impact. Having been described as “trailblazers” by The New York Times and “pioneers” by VOGUE, Tom and Ruth Chapman were awarded Draper’s Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to fashion retail in 2017. In the same year MATCHESFASHION.COM won British Luxury Brand of the Year at the prestigious Walpole British Luxury Awards. Tom Chapman, along with his wife Ruth Chapman, were awarded OBEs in the 2020 New Year Honours list for services to the international fashion retail industry. An advocate of arts, sustainability and cultural causes, Tom is a member of the Innovation Circle at the Serpentine Gallery. Learn more about Tom Chapman on Crunchbase…

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Pete Hutton

Angel Investor @ Cambridge Angels group

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Pete was appointed EVP and President of Product Groups in January 2014. He is responsible for the development and delivery of ARM’s main business lines including ARM processors, Mali graphics processors and Artisan Physical IP. Before this role he was general manager of the media processing division. Pete joined ARM in 2008 and has also held vice president positions within the processor and media processing divisions. Prior to ARM, Pete ran corporate engineering for Wolfson Microelectronic, he was also general manager for processors at ARC International and a group director for Cadence Design Systems. Learn more about Pete Hutton on Crunchbase…

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Paddy Adenuga

Investor @ Pegasus Capital Investments

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Paddy Adenuga was born in London, England at St. Thomas Hospital on June 21, 1984. He lived in Lagos, Nigeria from 1984 till 1994 and attended Corona Primary School, Victoria-Island and then Kings College Secondary School in Marina, Lagos. In late 1994 at the age of 10 years old, he moved to Harlingen, Texas, to attend the prestigious Marine Military Academy (MMA). After 3 years at MMA, he attended The Tenney School in Houston, Texas and in early 1998 graduated from high school at the age of 13 years old. In the summer of 1998, still at the age of 13, he started my university education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston studying Business Administration. In early 2000 he transferred to Northeastern University and in 2002 he graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management at the age of 18. He worked in a family owned conglomerate, the Mike Adenuga Group, from 2002 to 2006. He was the Group Executive Director of the Group’s telecom division known as GLO and also the upstream exploration & production company, ConOil Producing. In 2006, he left the Mike Adenuga Group and moved to London to setup an oil brokering firm with a business partner called Cayne & Cayne. Cayne & Cayne brokered supplies of refined petroleum product to Nigerian oil firms. In 2009, he returned to the Mike Adenuga Group in an even more senior capacity as the co-CEO of GLO & ConOil Producing. In 2012 he moved back to London to specialise in Oil & Gas Investments and Consultancy, Food & Beverage Investments, General Investments, and Film Production. In August of 2016, he launched Pegasus Capital Investments. Learn more about Paddy Adenuga on Crunchbase…

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Matt Heiman

Founding Investor and Chairman @ Cocoon

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Matt Heiman is the Founder and CEO at The Game Day. Learn more about Matt Heiman on Crunchbase…

Cocoon is a handbag subscription service that gives its members access to luxury designer handbags. Read more aboutCocoon on Crunchbase…

Ash Puri

Growth Investor @ Lightrock

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Ash Puri is an entrepreneur turned VC and has been closely associated with the European Tech scene since 2007. Ash is a growth tech investor at LGT Lightstone. Prior to this he has been growth and secondary buyouts at TempoCap and was with Episode1 prior to that as an early stage investor. Before joining Episode1, Ash was helping ASOS with its international expansion in Asia based on his experience founding and running a premium fashion ecommerce business in India. Ash is the Founder of a leading fashion portal called, selling premium fashionwear in India and the Middle East . is a select store for men and women offering the best in apparel and accessories from International and Indian brands. Ash was an Associate at Partech International Partners. Passionate about technology, he actively focuses on the emerging trends in the Hi-tech sector. He has previously worked at Sofinnova Partners and started his career as a Consultant at Computer Associates, working on international projects. Ash holds a double-masters with a MS in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and a Diplome deIngenieur from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite (SUPELEC), France. He also earned a Bachelor of Engineering with distinction in Telecommunications from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Learn more about Ash Puri on Crunchbase…

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Peter Jones

Partner, Investor and Entrepreneur @ Bare Naked Foods

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Bare Naked Foods sells low carbohydrate, low fat, low calories, gluten free and sugar free products. Read more aboutBare Naked Foods on Crunchbase…

Peter Crane

Investor @ Outsized Ventures

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Outsized Ventures invests in founders who advance humankind. Read more aboutOutsized Ventures on Crunchbase…

Zoe Chambers

Early Stage Investor @ Octopus Ventures

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Zoe joined the team in 2017 and she spends her time screening early stage deal flow, carrying out due diligence and assessing investment opportunities. Prior to joining Octopus, she spent over 7 years as a corporate lawyer with the US law firm Jones Day, where she focused on venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. She also worked with the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs for just over a year. Zoe holds a degree in Law with French Law from University College London. Learn more about Zoe Chambers on Crunchbase…

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Frederik Jacobs

Investor @ Trouva

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Andrey Chuprin

Co-Founder, Investor @ Teslasuit

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Teslasuit is a team of talented developers and designers, creating innovative products for XR and MedTech. Read more aboutTeslasuit on Crunchbase…

Leonora Ross-Skinner

VC Investor @ Molten Ventures

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Leonora Ross Skinner is a Venture Capital Investor at Draper Esprit. Learn more about Leonora Ross-Skinner on Crunchbase…

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…

Paul-Louis Lépine

VC Investor @ Molten Ventures

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Paul-Louis Lepine is a VC Investor at Draper Esprit. Learn more about Paul-Louis Lépine on Crunchbase…

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…

Linus Lindgren

Strategic Investor and Advisor @ BTCXIndia

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Nicolas Dupuis

Technology Investor @ Apax Digital

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Nicolas leads the SaaS coverage for Apax Digital in Europe and is passionate about fast growing B2B and B2C software products. Nicolas spends most of his time between London, Germany and the Nordics. Nicolas has led four deals at Apax (two of which he sourced) and sits on the boards of Signavio and Solita. He is also an advisor to a number of earlier stage companies where he is a seed investor (15Five, Laundrapp/Zipjet, Novastone, Fruitz). Prior to Apax, Nicolas spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs in Investment Banking, covering technology and industrials companies. Nicolas holds a first class degree in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics. Learn more about Nicolas Dupuis on Crunchbase…

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Russell Glenister

Founder, Investor & CEO @ Curation Zone

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Curation Zone develops an online platform that analyzes and ranks creative talents. Read more aboutCuration Zone on Crunchbase…

Evelina Olago

Investor Relations Senior Manager @ Helios Investment Partners

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Evelina Olago is previously in Helios’ Portfolio Operations Group and rejoined in September 2018 from McKinsey in London, where she was an Associate. Prior to joining Helios in 2014, she was an Assurance Associate in the Oil & Gas team at Ernst & Young in London. Learn more about Evelina Olago on Crunchbase…

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Pablo Lubroth

Investor – Health & Biotech @ Hummingbird Ventures

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Pablo focuses on biotechnology and healthcare ventures at Hummingbird Ventures. Previously, Pablo was an investment manager at Midven, a UK based Biotech fund, and in Corporate Development at the cell and gene editing company Horizon Discovery. He holds degrees in Neuropharmacology and Biochemical Engineering from University College London and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Pablo Lubroth on Crunchbase…

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Rebecca Hunt

Early stage VC Investor @ Octopus Ventures

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Rebecca joined the Ventures team in 2012, and focuses on the assessment of investment opportunities, deal origination and ongoing portfolio management. Her specialist interests are in all things consumer; consumer marketplaces, eCommerce, retail and fashion technology, as well as EdTech, Digital Health and Fintech. Rebecca has experience of working with a number of early stage businesses across a range of different sectors and has led investments into and served on the boards of a number of investee companies including BridgeU, Elliptic, Trouva, Uniplaces, Outfittery, Eve Sleep, and most recently AppearHere amongst others. Prior to joining Octopus, Rebecca spent five years working in the Corporate Finance department at Deloitte, firstly in the Transaction Services department and later in the Corporate Finance Advisory division, where she was involved in a diverse range of M&A and capital market deals across a range of sectors. Rebecca is a qualified chartered accountant, and has a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southampton. Learn more about Rebecca Hunt on Crunchbase…

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Louise Rix

Investor @ Forward Partners

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Louise started out as a medical doctor and has experience in a number of medical and surgical specialties. She has undertaken research in a world class laboratory, is published in an international medical journal and has presented work at multiple national and international conferences. Following this she joined Entrepreneur First where she developed Zinc, a vertical professional network for the medical profession. Learn more about Louise Rix on Crunchbase…

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James Bott

Investor @ Akili Ventures

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Theofilos Vasileiadis

CEO/Founder/Lead Investor @ Socital

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Socital is a SaaS platform specialized in personalization and lead generation for ecommerce. Read more aboutSocital on Crunchbase…

Daniel Smaller

Seed Investor @ Guardian Angel

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Arun Chandramohan

Angel Investor @ FlatFurnish

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Sonalee Parekh

SVP Finance, Head of corporate development M and A and Investor relations @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Sonalee is a seasoned corporate advisor who adds more than 20 years experience in the global technology, media, and telecommunications industries to our leadership group. She has held senior leadership roles at several international investment banks, including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies. Parekh currently serves as the SVP of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Learn more about Sonalee Parekh on Crunchbase…

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Kartikeya Gupta

Investor @ Salesforce Ventures

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Magnus Jern

Chairman & Investor @ TAPP Water

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Magnus Jern is a serial entrepreneur, investor, non-exec currently serving as Chairman of Tapp Water and Advisor for DMI (formally as CEO & Founder of Golden Gekko acquired by DMI). He has spent the last 17 years as a pioneer with mobile services. His early work included working on groundbreaking digital marketing initiatives for major brands such as Volvo, Ikea, AstraZeneca, Nike and BT. He then spent 5 years creating new products and services for Orange Group in Scandinavia and later Vodafone Group including award winning and industry leading Vodafone live!. He is the founder and co-founder of more than 7 start-ups including Driftbolaget, Lechill Mobile, GeoMe, Golden Gekko, NCOMVa and Tapp Water. Learn more about Magnus Jern on Crunchbase…

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Lillian Li

Investor @ Eight Roads Ventures

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Lillian is responsible for sourcing and analysing new deals, due diligence on potential investments and monitoring portfolio companies. Prior to joining Beringea, Lillian was an Associate Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting based in both London and Boston. While there she focused on technology, consumer products, healthcare and private equity practices. Lillian has lived and worked in the US, UK and Asia. She holds a BA Hons in Economics from Cambridge University and a MSc in International Development from LSE. Learn more about Lillian Li on Crunchbase…

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Gideon Reeves

Investor & Director of Strategy @ PromoMii

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Matthew Bradley

Investor @ Forward Partners

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Matthew used to work on trading floors at Lloyds and BarCap before seeing the light. Following an MBA at SDA Bocconi and before joining us he became an entrepreneur and investor in his own right. Matt splits his time between investments and working across the portfolio. Learn more about Matthew Bradley on Crunchbase…

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Karolina Kukielka

Investor @ InReach Ventures

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I am a tech investor at London-based VC firm, InReach Ventures. Design and technology enthusiast, in that order. At InReach Ventures, thanks to our data-driven approach, applying ML & big data analytics, I discover and fund the most exciting ideas and talented entrepreneurs. Prior to my VC career, I built an online direct-to-consumer brand & created great products bringing happiness to my many customers. Through that experience and the many iterations and challenges that I faced, I learned what it takes to start a company-to-win that can deliver an amazing product. Today as an investor, I leverage my experience as an entrepreneur. I pass my strategic, and operational knowledge to startups and help to build & grow some of the most successful and thriving European companies. If you seek funding or our feedback on your venture, please share some basic information with us via the link below, we will get back to you within a few days. Link: Learn more about Karolina Kukielka on Crunchbase…

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Alasdair McPherson

Investor @ Craigie Capital

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Alasdair McPherson is an Investor of Craigie Capital. Learn more about Alasdair McPherson on Crunchbase…

Craigie Capital builds, accelerates and invests in early-stage technology startups. Read more aboutCraigie Capital on Crunchbase…

Eryck Rebbouh

Mentor/Investor @ BOLDMIND

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BOLDMIND is an IoT consultancy specialized in building connected devices. Read more aboutBOLDMIND on Crunchbase…

Melissa Blau

Co-Founder & Investor @ SportAD

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Melissa Blau has been in the internet gaming sector for over 15 years as both an operator and adviser. She is currently the founder and director of iGaming Capital, a leading iGaming consulting and advisory company. . Clients include casino operators, suppliers and regulators as well as gaming related companies including esport, daily fantasy sports and affiliates. Prior to gaming, Melissa co-managed a $450m MediaTech Venture Capital Fund. Learn more about Melissa Blau on Crunchbase…

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Anthony Garton

Partner, Investor Relations @ Lexington Partners

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Mr. Garton is primarily engaged in investor relations and closely involved in the firm’s relationships with non-U.S. investors. Learn more about Anthony Garton on Crunchbase…

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Luke Smith

Investor @ Forward Partners

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Luke joined Forward Partners from REV Venture Partners, a corporate VC, where he was responsible for deal origination, investment due diligence and portfolio reporting. He was previously a consultant with the strategy consultancy Oliver Wyman, where he worked across the retail, aviation, healthcare and FMCG sectors. Learn more about Luke Smith on Crunchbase…

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Charles Cooper-Driver

Chairman, Investor & Director @ Limitless

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The Limitless GigCX platform enables businesses to connect customers with qualified experts to solve customer service enquiries on-demand. Read more aboutLimitless on Crunchbase…

Julia van Tuyll

Vice President of Investor Relations @ Lion Capital

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Julia van Tuyll is a Vice President of Investor Relations at Lion Capital. Prior to joining Lion Capital, Julia was employed by Vision Capital where she was involved with the implementation of the fund raising programme including raising capital from new and existing relationships. She was previously with the European Department at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in London. Julia graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where she obtained an Honours Degree in International Politics. Learn more about Julia van Tuyll on Crunchbase…

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Emilio Voli

Partner and Co Head of the Investor Relations team. @ Apax Partners

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Emilio Voli is a Partner and Co Head of the Investor Relations team. He joined Apax Partners in 2001 as a Partner in the Milan office and was involved in the investments in Azimut and PVH/Calvin Klein. In 2006, Emilio moved to London to lead Investor Relations. Prior to joining Apax Partners, Emilio was a consultant at McKinsey and Value Partners, where he managed the Latin American operations from Sao Paulo. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs in London and New York. Emilio holds a first class honours degree in History from Peterhouse, Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Emilio Voli on Crunchbase…

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Kimberley Hay

Investor @ NoBa Capital

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Investor at NoBa Capital, investing in digitally-enabled companies that are looking to disrupt industries, long-overdue change Learn more about Kimberley Hay on Crunchbase…

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Bilal Djelassi

Venture Capital Investor @ Orange Ventures

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Bilal Djelassi is a Venture Capital Investor at Orange Ventures. Learn more about Bilal Djelassi on Crunchbase…

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Calum Forsyth

VC Investor @ Techstart Ventures

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Allen Duoji

Investor @ White Star Capital

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Andrew Diplock

Angel Investor & Non Executive Director @ Marine Power Systems

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Andrew Diplock is the Angel Investor and Non-Executive Director at Marine Power Systems.he also the Founder and Managing Director at Utility and Environmental Solutions. Learn more about Andrew Diplock on Crunchbase…

Marine Power Systems Ltd (MPS) develops wave power technology. Read more aboutMarine Power Systems on Crunchbase…

David Sargeant

Sports Betting and iGaming and Investor – Sports Betting and Gaming @ iGaming Ideas

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David Sargeant is the Sports Betting and iGaming and Investor of iGaming Ideas. Learn more about David Sargeant on Crunchbase…

iGaming Ideas is a innovation consultancy, a startup incubator, and seed fund for the sports betting and iGaming space. Read more aboutiGaming Ideas on Crunchbase…

Fiona McAnena

Non-Exec Director & Investor @ LivingLens

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Strategic marketing consultant and NED providing customer value propositions and marketing strategies that drive growth.Fiona specialises in helping businesses to develop, define and strengthen their market propositions. She has held senior roles at Unilever, PepsiCo and Bupa and provided extensive consulting experience as the European CEO of Added Value and UK Chief Executive at MEC.She is a Partner at Clearhound, an active board member and Fellow of the Marketing Society of GB and coaches the senior team as part of Collider13. Learn more about Fiona McAnena on Crunchbase…

LivingLens offers video-based insight tools that enable companies to turn consumer insight films into market research. Read more aboutLivingLens on Crunchbase…

Kelly Michel

Investor @ Emerge Education

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Kelly is the Founder and CEO of Potencia Ventures, which helps catalyze the growth of emerging market clusters for business that serves the base of the pyramid. She also co-designed and developed Artemisia Negocios Sociais, a Brazilian organization that develops high- performance management teams and accelerates new ventures. Kelly is also the Co-Founder and Partner of Vox Capital, a Brazilian venture capital fund which invests in early-stage companies that improve life for their low income clients. Learn more about Kelly Michel on Crunchbase…

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Paul Field

Board Member, Advisor and Investor @ Inn Style Ltd

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CEO EMEA, TouchCast. Partner, bMuse. Director, Higgaboom. Advisor, Dugout. Advisor to Amaliah and Lead Investor. Board Member and Investor, Inn Style Ltd. Investor, The Memo. Ignite Accelerator Investor and Mentor. Free Word Board Member. Consultant. Ex Daily Mail executive Learn more about Paul Field on Crunchbase…

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Juan Carlos Sanchez

Investor @ Goldacre

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Juan Carlos is a venture capital investor at Goldacre Ventures, investing at Late Seed to Series B stages. Core focus areas include Sustainability, Construction Tech, PropTech, Industry 4.0 / Smart Cities. Juan Carlos completed a Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Finance at the University of Cambridge after graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Economics (BA Hons) from the University of Manchester, where he was top of his class and received various awards based on academic performance. He has worked at a number of institutions such as the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management of the University of Cambridge, Neopost and the Mexican Ministry of the Economy. He has been fortunate enough to have worked with the founding teams of Money Dashboard (PFM), Lume (Bitcoin), MyWave (AI/ML), Godi (FX), AutoGraph (Big Data /MarTech), Taggstar (MarTech), Quill (Content as a Service) and Agility (Electrical Motorbikes) among many others. He has also acted as an adviser to some of the world’s largest companies on their innovation strategy including Oracle, Cisco, IBM, Dell, Santander and Affinion Group. Juan Carlos speaks both Spanish and English fluently. He has a passion for sports, particularly football, skiing and tennis and he is an avid Formula 1 and Moto GP enthusiast. Learn more about Juan Carlos Sanchez on Crunchbase…

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Zahir Kasmani

Investor @ Business Growth Fund

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Zahir Kasmani currently works as an investor for BGF. He previously worked at KPMG UK as the deal advisory. Learn more about Zahir Kasmani on Crunchbase…

Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

James Downing

Venture Capital & Investor Relationships, EMEA @ Silicon Valley Bank

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Tim Morgan

Investor/Operator @ Teller

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Lola Wajskop

Investor @ Hummingbird Ventures

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Maximilian Kufner

Investor @ Atlantic Labs

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Robert Jan Teuwissen

Company Director & Co-Founder – Head of Investor Relations @ Chelton Wealth

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A progressive investment professional with 29 years of experience in trading the financial markets, combined with running an independent trading & advisory business for the last 2 decades. Having a consistent track record including managing trading desks and advising globally on interest rates and FX risk. Furthermore specialist in taking risk to generate above-average returns. Head of Trading management team running two different currency investment processes: an Absolute return discretionary forex process and a higher vol target systematic forex strategy. Products included absolute return funds and managed accounts, as well as active and passive currency overlay mandates. As a 29 year veteran of the commodity future & foreign exchange markets, I have been responsible for currency strategy and trading for several high profile clients who are allocated within the currency space. I have managed an alpha driven portfolio of G10 currencies, as well as a number of other hedging programmes and strategies. I have been responsible building out the Currency Desk, including infrastructure, technology, and reporting. Having started trading commodities futures & currencies on the ICE, LME, CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX in the early 90’s, I have gained the expertise to manage risk through times of calm, as well as times of extreme market stress, My years of experience have helped me model and analyse risk in both short and long-term time horizons, studying market fundamentals, and correlations across currencies. Specialties: Commodity & Currency Strategy, Trader Selection, Multi Strategies. Knowledge of Modern Portfolio Theory & Behavioral finance, skilled in applying the investment process across portfolio structures and investment vehicles. Learn more about Robert Jan Teuwissen on Crunchbase…

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Danny Kessler

Chairman of the Board & Investor @ Sharegain

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Sharegain is a capital markets fintech democratising the $2.5tn securities lending industry. Read more aboutSharegain on Crunchbase…

Hemant Atrish

Investor and Online Marketing Strategist @ PCL Health

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Rhys Davenport

Investor @ Business Growth Fund

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Rhys joined BGF in June 2015 and is based in the Manchester office. Rhys is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination through to transaction execution, and supports companies throughout the investment period. Before joining BGF, Rhys worked in the Corporate Restructuring team at EY in Manchester, providing services and advice to businesses on crisis situations, work-out strategies and financial restructuring. Rhys holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Durham University and is an exam-qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS. He is a keen sportsman, regularly playing cricket, football and golf. Learn more about Rhys Davenport on Crunchbase…

Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Zoltan Hopka

Investor @ European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Zoltan Hopka is the Investor at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Learn more about Zoltan Hopka on Crunchbase…

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Jennifer Dunstan

Partner & Head of Fund Investor Relations @ 3i Group

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Jennifer is a Partner in the Fund Investor Relations team. Prior to this, Jennifer was a Partner in the UK Buyouts team and Head of Consumer in the UK. Since joining 3i in June 2005 she has co-led 3i’s investment in Mayborn and co-led the take privates of Telecity Group and Redbus to create TelecityRedbus. In November 2007 she was responsible for 3i’s investment in Agent Provocateur. Prior to joining 3i, Jennifer spent nine years at Terra Firma Capital Partners and Nomura’s Principal Finance Group (PFG), where she was Managing Director. In addition to numerous portfolio responsibilities, major deals that she led there include the privatisation of Angel Train Contracts and the acquisition of Inn Partnership. Jennifer started her career as a solicitor for Allen, Allen & Hemsley in Sydney and London. She holds a BA degree and LLB from the University of Sydney. Learn more about Jennifer Dunstan on Crunchbase…

3i is an international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity, Infrastructure & Debt Management. Read more about3i Group on Crunchbase…

David Gammie

Investor @ Business Growth Fund

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David joined BGF in 2013. He is a member of the Central Belt and Northern Ireland investment team based in Edinburgh. His responsibilities include deal origination, execution and ongoing portfolio management. David started his career at BGF based in their Aberdeen office, where he primarily focussed on investments in the oil and gas sector. Between 2017-2018 David assisted in the establishment of BGF’s €250m Republic of Ireland fund. During this period David was based in Dublin where he supported recruitment of the local team, marketing efforts on the ground and completing the first two transactions made from the fund. Prior to BGF, David worked for PwC in their M&A Transaction Services team. During this time David worked on a range of transactions on both the buy and sell-side for a range of corporate and financial investors. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Glasgow. He grew up on the family farm in the Highlands of Scotland, and outside of work enjoys the great outdoors. Learn more about David Gammie on Crunchbase…

Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Tian Tian Feng

Growth Investor @ Unbound

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Tian Tian is a Director at Unbound Ventures, a London based growth fund. Previously, she was an early stage investor at Cherry Ventures, based in Berlin. Tian Tian comes from operations side, having led the commercialization of battery technology for Apple, enabling five product launches for iPad and accessories. Tian Tian also gained broad experience in various industries during her time as a management consultant. Born in China, she has lived on 4 continents, with most amount of time spent in the USA. She holds an MBA from INSEAD. Learn more about Tian Tian Feng on Crunchbase…

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Shamik Parekh

Early-stage Investor @ Octopus Ventures

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Shamik Parekh currently works as the Early-stage Investor for Octopus Ventures. He previously worked at TenX Health as the Portfolio Manager. Learn more about Shamik Parekh on Crunchbase…

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Bob Pettigrew

Investor Director @ Nightingale-EOS Ltd

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Bob Pettigrew has more than 30 years experience in the development of emerging businesses. In 1986 he co-founded Generics (aka Sagentia Plc) and was key member of the team that took the company public in December 2000. He is an investor director on the board of a number of technology companies including Odos Ltd., Nightingale-EOS Ltd. and Sunamp Ltd. He was Chairman of Voxar Ltd and managed its $50m trade sale in Sept 2004 and served previously as NXD with Oxonica, Sphere Medical Plc., Zinwave Ltd., and Digital Health Care Ltd. He is a member of the advisory board of Ascendant Corporate Finance as well as being a non executive board member of British Small Companies VCT2 Plc. Learn more about Bob Pettigrew on Crunchbase…

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Millen Wolde-Selassie

Early Stage VC Investor at Octopus Ventures focusing on Consumer @ Octopus Ventures

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Dan Elson

Investor @ MAG Interactive

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Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

TitleHead Of Investor Relations @ Waymo

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Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes is the Head Of Investor Relations at Waymo. She is also a mentor at Creative Destruction Lab. Learn more about Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes on Crunchbase…

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Archie Stonehill

Investor @ Makers Fund

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Archie Stonehill currently works as the Investor for Makers Fund. He previously worked at McKinsey & Company as the Engagement Manager. Learn more about Archie Stonehill on Crunchbase…

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Amanda Jones Floyd

Investor @ InReach Ventures

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Amanda Jones Floyd is an early stage investor at InReach Ventures based in London and investing in exceptional companies across Europe. Learn more about Amanda Jones Floyd on Crunchbase…

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Maria Barsuk

Investor @ European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Maria has operational, consulting and investment experience in telecom and tech sectors in Eastern Europe and North America. Previously she was CEO of Depositphotos, Inc. one of the VCIP portfolio companies, focusing on product development and strategy as well as fundraising. Having the financial background, Maria also had senior and executive roles in finance in TMT sector as well as in Private Equity in CIS. She started her career as a consultant at PwC and holds MBA from London Business School. Learn more about Maria Barsuk on Crunchbase…

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Josh Rodger

Investor @ NoBa Capital

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Investing in early stage companies who are disrupting industries which are long overdue change: [email protected] Investment professional with a demonstrated history of working in venture capital alongside startups and funds to help them grow. Learn more about Josh Rodger on Crunchbase…

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Paul Spillane

Head of Investor Relations @ Terra Firma

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Paul joined Terra Firma in 2010. He leads the Investor Relations team and also manages relationships with North and South American investors. Prior to joining Terra Firma, Paul spent five years as CEO and President of Soleil Securities. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 12 years working in the international fixed income and currencies group, managing global interest rate sales. In 1995, Paul joined Deutsche Bank, where he spent eight years. He started out as Head of Fixed Income Sales in the Americas and a member of the North American management committee. He later moved to the Equities division where he was Head of International Sales in the Americas and a member of the Equities division executive management team. Paul was a founding member of the Deutsche Bank Relationship Management team and managed the group globally prior to retiring from the business. Paul received a BA from Colby College and an MBA, with Honors, from Columbia University. Prior to studying at Columbia, Paul spent three years as a professional baseball player in the Oakland A’s organisation. Learn more about Paul Spillane on Crunchbase…

Terra Firma is a private equity firm based in London, United Kingdom. Read more aboutTerra Firma on Crunchbase…

George Chalmers

VC Investor @ Molten Ventures

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George Chalmers is a VC Investor at Draper Esprit. Learn more about George Chalmers on Crunchbase…

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…

Denise Xifara

Co-Founder and Investor @ GMG Ventures

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Denise Xifara is a co-founder and investor at GMG Ventures. Prior to that, Denise co-founded Nupinion. She has a Ph.D. in statistical genetics and MMath in mathematics and statistics from Oxford University. Learn more about Denise Xifara on Crunchbase…

GMG Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in companies related to media-tech. Read more aboutGMG Ventures on Crunchbase…

Fiona Anderson Wheeler

Principal, Investor Relations @ BC Partners

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Fiona is a member of CVC’s investor relations team and is based in London. She was a vice president at JP Morgan Private Bank where she was a product specialist on the alternative investments team. Learn more about Fiona Anderson Wheeler on Crunchbase…

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Meganne Houghton-Berry

Angel Investor @ Astia Angels

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Barnaby Benedict

Head of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations @ Gousto

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Gousto is an online meal-kit manufacturer and retailer, using AI and automation to provide extensive choice and personalisation. Read more aboutGousto on Crunchbase…

Andrea Fernandez

Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, European Credit @ Ares Management

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Andrea Fernandez is the Partner, Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, European Credit at Ares Management Corporation. Learn more about Andrea Fernandez on Crunchbase…

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Martin Afshari-Mehr

Venture Capital Investor @ Salesforce Ventures

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Keith Barclay

Investor @ Business Growth Fund

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Keith Barclay currently works as the Investor for BGF. He previously worked at Souter Investments as the Investment Manager. Learn more about Keith Barclay on Crunchbase…

Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Julie Kenny

Founding Investor @ dotforge

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Laurent Donin de Rosière

Partner, Co-Head of Investor Relations @ BC Partners

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Laurent Donin de Rosière joined BC Partners in London in 2009. Previously, Laurent spent four years at Citigroup, most recently as director in the Citi Alternatives Distribution Group focusing on investor relationships in Europe. Other previous positions include: principal at Acanthus Advisers LLP, a corporate finance advisory firm focused on private equity; marketing director at venture capital firm RVC Capital Europe Ltd (a spin-out from Reuters) in Munich and London; and assistant vice president in the Alternative Investments Group at LCF Rothschild. Laurent graduated from Imperial College in London, with a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering, and holds a Diploma in Portfolio Management. Learn more about Laurent Donin de Rosière on Crunchbase…

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Sir Peter Thompson

Investor and Advisor @ RAIS

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The Customer Intelligence Business – helping D2C brands grow the value of their customers faster. Read more aboutRAIS on Crunchbase…

Gordon Tees

Advisor and Investor @ Mailzinger Ltd

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Gordon Tees is founder and a board director of PNC ( Formerly the Systems Manager at Goldman Sachs Europe, Tees left Goldman to found PNC (Premier Networks Consulting Ltd) in 1992. PNC came to prominence by supplying cutting-edge technology solutions to the Banking, Finance, Insurance and Media sectors. It notably won Deloitte’s Fast 50 Award two years in a row ( in 1997 and 1998. Tees sold his controlling stake in PNC, by then PNC (UK) plc, in 2001. He joined Lehman Brothers in 2001 and bolstered management in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack which destroyed Lehman’s technology offices in the World Trade Center. He stayed with Lehman for over four years, initially responsible for the Investment Banking, Wealth & Asset Management and Private Client Services technology divisions. Latterly he relocated to New York as Global Head of Finance Technology, responsible for the financial records of the entire company. Following Lehman, Gordon Tees returned to PNC ( as Board Director where he focuses on a number of online technology investments, providing them with management and technical expertise and, where required, financing. Learn more about Gordon Tees on Crunchbase…

Mailzinger provides users with enhanced privacy, protection and control over their email conversations. Read more aboutMailzinger Ltd on Crunchbase…

Harry Jones

Investor @ BGF Ventures

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Alan Moore

Key Investor @ iadbox

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Bridget Mastrocola

Investor & Advisor @ HeySuccess

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The default platform for international student mobility. Read more aboutHeySuccess on Crunchbase…

Annalise Dragic

Investor – Vice President @ Sapphire

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Annalise is a vice president at Sapphire Ventures where she focuses on analyzing new investments and assisting portfolio companies, primarily in Europe and Israel. Prior to joining Sapphire, Annalise was an investor at Atomico where she invested in European startups covering the UK market and enterprise sector. Previously, Annalise worked at LinkedIn in the San Francisco, London and Dublin offices where she contributed to corporate M&A, business operations, sales strategy and product finance. Early on in her career, she spent time at Morgan Stanley in the Technology Investment Banking Group. Annalise holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, studied abroad at Harbin Institute of Technology in China and earned an MBA from Stanford University, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Her travels started early with a transatlantic flight at just over two months old, and as an adult, she has lived in five countries on three continents and counting. Learn more about Annalise Dragic on Crunchbase…

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Rebecca Hill

VC Investor @ Molten Ventures

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Rebecca Hill VC Investor at Draper Esprit. Learn more about Rebecca Hill on Crunchbase…

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…

Christopher Willmott

Director, Investor Services @ Oxford Capital Partners

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Christopher leads the investor services team with the goal of delivering excellence. He brings extensive experience across the financial services industry having been the MD of a UK FinTech – Sprint Enterprise Technology – and Managing Director at J.P.Morgan where he led the Client Services’ strategies and was the CFO for the Fund Services’ businesses globally. Previously Christopher was Investment Director at Hill Samuel Asset Management responsible for researching and selecting UK equities for institutional funds. Christopher has a Geography degree from King’s College, London University and a LBS MBA and is member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Learn more about Christopher Willmott on Crunchbase…

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

Simon Bird

Investor / Board Member @ Dizinga

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Shop designs by independent artists across t-shirts, phone and tablet cases, wall art and posters. Dizinga supports artists worldwide. Read more aboutDizinga on Crunchbase…

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