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Top Influencers: 22 UK Investment Partner’s To Follow in 2022

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

Roberto Bonanzinga

Co-founder and Investment Partner @ InReach Ventures

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Roberto Bonanzinga is co-founder and Investment Partner at InReach Ventures the first software powered investment firm to be fully focused on the early stage European sector. Previously Roberto spent 7 years as a partner at Balderton Capital (Benchmark Europe) where he invested in companies across Europe and the US. Learn more about Roberto Bonanzinga on Crunchbase…

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Emma Phillips

Investment Partner @ LocalGlobe

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Karen Hanton

Investment Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Karen Hanton MBE, was the founder and Chairman of Toptable, a restaurant booking company. In 2010, Toptable was sold to OpenTable for $55m. Karen has also founded the IT staffing firm Mortimer Spinks. After selling Mortimer Spinks, she bought and staffed a restaurant business in Fulham, which in 1998 inspired her to found Toptable. Karen was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours. Learn more about Karen Hanton on Crunchbase…

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Jon Wood

Investment Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Jon founded the SRM Global Fund after 17 years with UBS and its predecessor firms. During his career, he has invested in listed and unlisted equities, derivatives, options and other financial instruments. Prior to joining UBS, Jon was Head of Options and Proprietary Trading at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (1986-89) and prior to that was a trader at Wedd Durlacher (1984-1986). Jon graduated from Loughborough University in 1983 with a degree in Economics. Learn more about Jon Wood on Crunchbase…

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Amit Hindocha

Investment Partner @ Mobeus Equity Partners

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Amit joined the Business Growth Fund in April 2012 as an Investment Manager in London. Prior to this Amit worked as an Investment Executive at LMS Capital having previously spent 5 years in consulting, the last 3 years of which were spent providing commercial advisory services on UK mid-market acquisitions, with a particular focus on business services including construction, environmental and education & skills. Before starting in consulting, Amit founded a business sourcing sports equipment and apparel from international markets and selling it to UK customers. Amit read Economics at the University of Warwick. Learn more about Amit Hindocha on Crunchbase…

Mobeus Equity Partners is a venture capital that funds U.K.-based SMEs through equity and debt finance. Read more aboutMobeus Equity Partners on Crunchbase…

Matthew Stillman

Investment Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Matthew Stillman is founder and ceo of Stillking Film Holdings. The SFH group currently holds 12 operating companies internationally and is one of the largest private companies involved in the production of tv commercials, feature films and music videos. Group companies have won many of the top advertising awards for their creative advertising campaigns and been involved in the production of over 40 feature films. Matthew has also served in a producing capacity on productions including Casino Royale, Mission Impossible 4, Narnia:The Lion, the Witch and the Wadrobe, Prince Caspian, The Bourne Identity, XXX, Van Helsing, The Illusionist, Shanghai Knights and others. Music videos include Beyonce, Kanye West, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Linkin Park and Madonna. Matthew was once nominated by The Hollywood Reporter as a Top 50 International Media Personality. Learn more about Matthew Stillman on Crunchbase…

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Michael Danson

Investment Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Michael Danson is Chairman of Progressive Digital Media Group. He founded Datamonitor, an online information company in 1989. In 2000, Datamonitor completed its flotation on the London Stock Exchange and was sold to Informa for £502 million in 2007. Previously Mike was with Strategic Planning Associates where he was a consultant in their technology practice. Mike received an MA degree from Oxford University. Learn more about Michael Danson on Crunchbase…

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Daniel Bergmann

Investment Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Daniel Bergmann is the founder and CEO of Stink, www.stink.tv. With offices in London, Berlin, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Bombay, New York and Los Angeles, Stink is a world class film production company with a truly international reach. In 2009, Stink expanded into digital and interactive areas with the launch of Stink Digital www.stinkdigital.com .The interactive offshoot now has offices in London and New York. Stink Digital has received a Cannes Grand Prix, a Webby Award, as well as numerous FWA awards for its achievements and is frequently cited as one of the world’s top interactive companies. Learn more about Daniel Bergmann on Crunchbase…

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Owen Wilson

Investment Partner @ Epiris

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Owen joined Epiris in 2013 having previously spent four years at Palamon Capital Partners and four years at Candover working on mid-market buyouts. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant at Bain & Company, focusing on private equity commercial due diligence and operational support. Owen has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University. Learn more about Owen Wilson on Crunchbase…

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David Wilson

Co-Founder , Investment Partner @ Panoramic Growth Equity

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David has over 15 years investing and advising in private equity and corporate finance in the UK. He has invested capital into a wide range of businesses all with a strong focus on growth. David has worked closely with a range of SMEs to raise finance and in outsourcing financial disciplines, including the specification and implementation of key information systems. Prior to his career in finance, David also spent time teaching overseas and was closely involved in the implementation of the National Lottery in the mid-90’s. He is a keen golfer and graduated from St Andrews University. He is also a Chartered Accountant having trained with Moore Stephens. David is responsible for the London Office. Learn more about David Wilson on Crunchbase…

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Malcolm Kpedekpo

Co-Founder, Investment Partner @ Panoramic Growth Equity

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Having initially pursued a career as a professional footballer with Aberdeen FC, Malcolm qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Malcolm has over 10 years experience investing and advising in the private equity industry both in the UK and overseas. His experience covers a range of sectors and he has a specific interest in the energy and media sectors. Malcolm is a graduate of Aberdeen University and has studied the international private equity and venture capital market at Harvard Business School. Learn more about Malcolm Kpedekpo on Crunchbase…

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Ron Petersen

Co-founder and Investment Partner @ Longbow Capital

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Ron is a co-founder and designated investment partner of Longbow. Ron provides management assistance to portfolio companies, while reviewing new business opportunities and investment portfolios. Ron has acted as the Managing Director of the Boots Centre for Innovation and CEO of CyDen Ltd. Ron is the Investor Director at Calon and Ambicare. Ron possesses more than four decades of industrial management experience. He spent over 20 years with Armstrong World Industries, managing global businesses from its London base. In 1992, Ron began to specialise in turning underperforming or early stage companies into profitable and valued concerns. Examples of companies with which he has been involved in this way include Insituform Group Ltd., Bridon plc, Brunel Holdings plc, Oystertec plc. and NanoBeam Ltd. Learn more about Ron Petersen on Crunchbase…

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Matthew Eames

Investment Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Matthew is Founder and Group Managing Director of Eames Consulting Group a specialist recruitment and search firm. Since its launch in 2002, the firm has focused on the Insurance, Banking and Professional Services sectors. It is now a business with over 80 staff globally, operating from offices in London, Zurich and Singapore. He is also a Partner of Performance Change Consulting an independent and specialist consulting firm offering consultancy services across M&A, Distribution Channels, Organisational restructuring, System and Business Change Management. Matthew is also a shareholder and board member of Brightsparks Recruitment, a market leading graduate focused and event staffing and recruitment business. Learn more about Matthew Eames on Crunchbase…

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Stephen Campbell

Investment Partner @ Panoramic Growth Equity

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Stephen has worked in private equity and corporate finance for over 20 years both in the UK and the USA. Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. His experience in private equity spans many industry sectors and companies, from technology and healthcare to retail and business services. He is a keen runner and represented Scotland at schools level. Stephen is a graduate of Glasgow University. Learn more about Stephen Campbell on Crunchbase…

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Bill Priestley

Chief Investment Partner @ Epiris

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Bill joined Electra Partners in 2014 from LGV Capital where he was Managing Director. He was with LGV Capital for over 10 years and before worked at N M Rothschild & Sons and Barclays Bank. Bill sits on the Investment Committee. Bill has a degree in Law from Cambridge University. Learn more about Bill Priestley on Crunchbase…

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Ken Willis

Investment Partner @ Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

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LCP is a firm of financial, actuarial and business consultants, specializing in the areas of pensions, investment, and insurance. Read more aboutLane Clark & Peacock LLP on Crunchbase…

James Hall

Investment Partner @ Key Capital Partners

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Mark Nicoll

Investment Partner @ Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

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LCP is a firm of financial, actuarial and business consultants, specializing in the areas of pensions, investment, and insurance. Read more aboutLane Clark & Peacock LLP on Crunchbase…

Per A. Björkman

Investment Partner @ Momentum Capital

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James Fermont

Investment Partner @ Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

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LCP is a firm of financial, actuarial and business consultants, specializing in the areas of pensions, investment, and insurance. Read more aboutLane Clark & Peacock LLP on Crunchbase…

Paul Gibney

Investment Partner @ Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

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Paul Gibney joined Lane Clark & Peacock LLP as Investment Partner in 1991. Learn more about Paul Gibney on Crunchbase…

LCP is a firm of financial, actuarial and business consultants, specializing in the areas of pensions, investment, and insurance. Read more aboutLane Clark & Peacock LLP on Crunchbase…

John Clements

Investment Partner @ Lane Clark & Peacock LLP

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John Clements joined Lane Clark & Peacock as Investment Partner in 2004. Learn more about John Clements on Crunchbase…

LCP is a firm of financial, actuarial and business consultants, specializing in the areas of pensions, investment, and insurance. Read more aboutLane Clark & Peacock LLP on Crunchbase…

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