Top Influencers: 68 UK General Partner’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

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

Suranga Chandratillake

General Partner @ Balderton

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Suranga joined Balderton as a General Partner in 2014, he was previously an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga founded blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video and audio content in Cambridge in 2004. He then led the company for eight years as CEO through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalization in excess of $1Bn. Before founding blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation, where he ultimately served as the company’s US CTO in San Francisco. In 2017, Suranga joined the UK Government’s Council for Science and Technology. Suranga was granted an OBE for services to technology and engineering in the 2018 UK New Year’s Honours. Learn more about Suranga Chandratillake on Crunchbase…

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Tom Hulme

General Partner @ GV

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Tom is a general partner at Google Ventures. Previously, Tom was a design director at IDEO Europe, where he founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform that has over 150,000 users from more than 170 countries. Tom also launched OIEngine, an online platform for IDEO clients, including Harvard Business School and the Knight Foundation. Before IDEO, Tom was managing director of Marcos, a British sports car manufacturer. As a serial entrepreneur, Tom also founded Magnom, a magnetic filter startup. Tom’s filter designs have been widely used in Formula One, Superbikes, JCB loaders, and central heating systems. Tom has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and has been featured in WIRED UK’s Top 100 Digital Power Brokers list every year since the list has been published. He has also been included in the Evening Standard list of London’s 1000 Most Influential People. Tom earned a first class bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Baker Scholar Award of high distinction. Tom has also received an honorary doctorate from University Arts London. Learn more about Tom Hulme on Crunchbase…

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Alex Frolov

CEO and General Partner @ Target Global

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Alex founded Target Global in 2012 and have been actively involved in building organisation ever since. He leads the firm late stage investment practice and have invested in many successful marketplace companies. Many of those are in FoodTech space, like Delivery Hero (FRA:DHER) and Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN), as well as LemonCat and FoodFox. Recently he is focusing more on transportation and travel investments: Juno (sold to Gett), Dreamlines, etc. Prior to joining Target Global, Alex worked at the VC firm DFJ Esprit in London. Before that, he led several private and corporate startups in the tech field, including the medical business unit of United Corporation for Innovations. He started his career in the Asset Management, running the public market tech & telco fund. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and an MBA from the London Business School. Alexander also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation. Learn more about Alex Frolov on Crunchbase…

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David Gardner

General Partner @ LVP

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DG is a co-founder and General Partner of LVP. He has over 30 years experience in the game sector. Former CEO & board director, Atari Previously EVP & COO, Worldwide Studios, Electronic Arts (“EA”). 25 years at EA including building EA Europe from 0 to $1bn in annual revenue. DG has spent his career working across Silicon Valley and Europe. In 2007, David was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to industry, and in 2017 he was appointed BAFTA’s first Vice President for Games. Learn more about David Gardner on Crunchbase…

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Malte Barth

Founding General Partner @ BITKRAFT Ventures

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Malte is a Founding General Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures based in London/Lisbon. Since 2014 he served as Head of Esports at Modern Times Group, which holds one of the largest Esports portfolios globally with leading brands like ESL, DreamHack, ESEA, and others. He holds Board Roles at ESL and DreamHack and serves as an Industrial Advisor to EQT, a leading global Private Equity, since 2010. Malte graduated in Industrial Engineering and Business Management from Nordakademie and is active as an entrepreneurial leader, investor and operator in the Media, Games and Esports space for over 20 years. Learn more about Malte Barth on Crunchbase…

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Alexander Konoplyasty

General Partner @ Flashpoint

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Alexander Konoplyasty is the co-Founder at Flashpoint Group. Alexander Konoplyasty serves as Managing Partner Flashpoint Venture Capital. He co-founded an investment company focusing on start-up investments in Internet in CEE/Israel/CIS. He was Independent Financial Advisor for the sale of 100% in Ventrade; with Ivan Tavrin in 2010 and helped in the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Net-By-Net Holding in 2010 for debt/equity restructuring of OJSC RBC Information Systems, including restructuring of c. US$260 million of debt, sale of 51% stake for US$80 million to ONEXIM, sale of RBC Bank. Alexander Konoplyasty was Director and Associate in Investment Banking at UBS. He was coverage banker for media/telecom and financial services in the CIS and completed over 20 investment banking transactions in Russia and Ukraine. He was Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley in the European Telecom Media Technology group and the Leveraged Finance group. He was Consultant of Transaction Support at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Alexander Konoplyasty has wide experience of leading all types of corporate finance transactions: M&A, IPO, private placements, leverage buy-outs, raising and restructuring debt. He mostly acted as execution “deal captain”. Alexander Konoplyasty studied Advanced Bachelor of Arts (Specialist) in Economics from 1998 to 2003 from Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO). Learn more about Alexander Konoplyasty on Crunchbase…

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Joe White

General Partner & CFO @ Entrepreneur First

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A serial entrepreneur, tech startup founder and non-exec director, Joe has grown and led multiple teams of up to 100 people, delivering world class technology products to international markets. Joe lives in West London with his wife, co-founder and inspirer-in-residence Wendy Tan-White, and their son and daughter. Learn more about Joe White on Crunchbase…

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Nathan Benaich

General Partner @ Air Street Capital

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Hans Otterling

General Partner @ Northzone

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Hans Otterling joined Northzone in 2006. His primary areas of focus are e-commerce, fintech, internet security, enterprise software and related SaaS models. His portfolio includes Tobii, Klarna, HappyOrNot, Footway, Fishbrain,and Outfittery. Hans holds an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics and University of Massachusetts (Fulbright scholar). Hans Otterling is an enthusiastic participant in all discussions about the secrets of successful serial entrepreneurship. Having started, grown, and sold several market leading companies, he has learnt a thing or two along the way. He revolutionised the field of Investor Relations, through founding Waymaker, an early internet-based information distribution company. Where listed Swedish companies had previously employed the services of taxis in order to get their financial reports to the media, Waymaker built a completely new network. Learn more about Hans Otterling on Crunchbase…

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Haakon Overli

Co-Founder and General Partner @ Dawn Capital

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Haakon started Dawn Capital with Norman Fiore in 2007. He has extensive investing, operational and venture capital experience. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Self Trade – an online sharedealing platform – and acted as the CEO for the highly successful British part of the business and was a member of their European Executive Board. Self Trade was floated in April 2000 and then sold in October 2000 to DAB (a subsidiary of HVB of Germany) for €911M. Haakon has served on the boards of Self Trade and amongst others, and currently represents Dawn’s interest at Conversocial,, LeadDesk, Minute Media and Neo Technologies. Prior to formalising early stage investing at Dawn, Haakon worked with early stage companies from their first commercial efforts through to managing accelerated growth, often by serving as an interim manager or board member. They include G-Cluster (sold to Softbank Broadmedia) and Lateral Logic (sold to Electronic Arts). Mr. Overli studied Mathematics at the University of Oslo and holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from University of Durham. In his investment-banking career when the world was covered in ice, Haakon was a Director and Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking at ING Barings. Prior even to that, Haakon worked for JP Morgan in the M&A departments of New York and London. Learn more about Haakon Overli on Crunchbase…

Dawn Capital is an early-stage venture fund that focuses on investing in the enterprise software and FinTech sectors. Read more aboutDawn Capital on Crunchbase…

Jos White

General Partner @ Notion Capital

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Jos is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is currently a Partner at Notion Capital. Notion Capital is based in London and focuses on B2B SaaS/Cloud Services in the European market. Notion portfolio Companies that Jos has invested in include Avrios, CurrencyCloud, Idio, FiveAI, Futrli, Mews, Shutl (sold to eBay), Topia, Trustev (sold to Transunion). Prior to Notion, Jos co-founded three businesses – RBR Networks (sold to Datatec for $60m), Star (sold to Claranet for $88m) and MessageLabs (sold to Symantec for $700m). MessageLabs was one of the first and also, at the time of its sale, one of the largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies in the world and a trailblazer for the overall market. Jos is a well-known entrepreneur and investor in the UK and the US. He has spoken at numerous industry events including The Entrepreneurs Summit and the LBS Entrepreneurs Speaker Series and appeared on both TV and radio including BBC, CNBC, NBC, Sky and ITV. Jos received a BA honours degree in English Literature from London University and divides his time between New York and London. Learn more about Jos White on Crunchbase…

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George Henry

General Partner @ LocalGlobe

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George Henry is Early-stage investor and Partner at Localglobe. Learn more about George Henry on Crunchbase…

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Michael Szalontay

General Partner @ Flashpoint

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Michael Szalontay joined Flashpoint Venture Capital as General Partner in 2010. Learn more about Michael Szalontay on Crunchbase…

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Jeppe Zink

General Partner @ Northzone

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Jeppe joined Northzone in 2012. His primary areas of focus are fintech and SaaS businesses. His portfolio includes Trustpilot, Zopa, Wallapop, MarketInvoice, Nested, TrueLayer, Cornerjob, Anyfin, and CrossLend. Jeppe has over the years also invested in companies including Space Ape Games (exited to Supercell), EpiServer (exited to IK Investment Partners), Tobii (IPO), End2End (exited to MACH), Cocom (exit to Cisco) and Nomad (exited to Alstom). A Dane by birth, Jeppe was educated in Germany and England. His formative career years were spent at Deutsche Bank, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. A crash course in principal investing followed as Jeppe was part of the founding team setting up a venture capital fund with the bank as investor. There, Jeppe got to see the inside of the crazy ups and downs of the technology boom and bust first hand, including the successful investment and subsequent exit in Cocom, founded by previous Northzone Partner Gregers Kronborg. When DB Capital was spun out, Jeppe joined Amadeus Capital. Here, he worked through the ranks and made it to Partner with a specific focus on the Nordics. Jeppe co-invested with Northzone in several companies, including Tobii and EpiServer. Since joining Northzone, Jeppe has opened up the international investment activities of the firm, while leading the thinking on Northzone’s fintech investment strategy, alongside other categories. Learn more about Jeppe Zink on Crunchbase…

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Michael Cheung

General Partner @ Makers Fund

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Michael Cheung currently works as the Founding General Partner for Makers Fund. He previously worked at Unit 2 Games as a Board Member. Learn more about Michael Cheung on Crunchbase…

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Pietro Bezza

Co-Founder and General Partner @ Connect Ventures

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Pietro is a tech founder turned early-stage venture capitalist. Pietro co-founded in 2011 Connect Ventures, a London-based Venture Capital firm who backs product-obsessed, mission-driven entrepreneurs at their seed stage. Investments Pietro led and work actively with include Citymapper, Typeform, Soldo, TrueLayer, Side and Forest. Before starting Connect Ventures, he was co-founder and CEO of Neo Network, mobile applications and content provider, acquired by Zodiak Media (De Agostini Group) in 2007. Pietro’s expertise is in category design, growth and branding. When he is not wrestling with his two kids, he plays ping-pong and tries to learn how to code. Learn more about Pietro Bezza on Crunchbase…

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Rogan Angelini-Hurll

General Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Rogan is a founding General Partner at PROfounders Capital. Most recently Rogan Angelini-Hurll headed the Citi Pan European Media Research team, covering both UK and Continental European companies including TV and radio broadcasters, consumer, business and professional publishers, directories, advertising agencies and entertainment companies. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers (subsequently acquired by Citi) in 1997, Rogan worked at Spectrum Strategy Consultants, originating work and managing teams of consultants on a number of projects both in Asia and Europe related to media and telecoms. Learn more about Rogan Angelini-Hurll on Crunchbase…

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Norman Fiore

Co-Founder and General Partner @ Dawn Capital

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Norman co-founded Dawn Capital in 2007. Since that time he has invested in several of Europe’s leading SaaS businesses including Mimecast [MIME], Collibra, Showpad and Automile and in B2B/B2C e-commerce business Gelato. Prior to Dawn, Norman was Partner at the Reuters Greenhouse Fund, Reuters Plc’s global technology VC fund. At Reuters, Norman co-managed one of the largest corporate technology funds that invested over $450M in over 80 early, mid and late stage companies globally. In 2001, Norman and his fellow partners acquired the Greenhouse Fund and subsequently sold companies in the online media/advertising sector ( (to AOL), (to PE buyer), Bitpipe (to TechTarget), Moreover (to VeriSign)), internet services (WhereOnEarth (to Yahoo), UltraDNS (to NeuStar), Radialpoint (to TA), Investis (to PE buyer)) and software (Packetvideo (to NextWave), ID2 (to Sonera), Metamerge (to IBM), Persistence (Nasdaq IPO, now PRGS). Prior to Reuters, Norman worked at Bain & Company in London, initially in the Telecoms practice and then the Private Equity group. Norman is a graduate of Stanford University with dual BS and BA degrees in Engineering and Economics and holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD business school. Learn more about Norman Fiore on Crunchbase…

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Frank Meehan

Co-Founder & General Partner @ SparkLabs Global Ventures

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Nader Sabbaghian

General Partner @ 360 Capital

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David Lau-Kee

General Partner @ LVP

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DLK is a co-founder and General Partner of LVP. He has over 25 years experience in the games industry, Previously, he was the founder, President & CEO at Criterion Software Group, including RenderWare & Criterion Games. Before Criterion, DLK co-founded Canon Research Europe, and headed multi-million dollar R&D in computer graphics, image processing & UX. David holds degrees in Mathematical Statistics & Operations Research and a PhD inComputer Science. Learn more about David Lau-Kee on Crunchbase…

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Tommy Stadlen

Co-Founder & General Partner @ Giant Ventures

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Tommy Stadlen is the Co-Founder of Swing, which exited to Microsoft in 2017. Swing, chaired by Twitter founder Biz Stone, created the #1 App Store app Polaroid Swing. Tommy is the author of the international bestseller ‘Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically With Society’, written with former BP CEO Lord Browne. He is a frequent media commentator and speaker on technology and long-term capitalism, including as an op-ed contributor to the New York Times and Financial Times, and guest on CNBC, Bloomberg and BBC. Tommy is a former McKinsey consultant with global experience advising leading companies and governments. He previously worked for President Obama. He graduated with First Class honours from Oxford, and holds an MSc (Distinction) from the London School of Economics. He is an advisor to NYU Stern School of Business and a One Young World Ambassador. Tommy has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 Global Ally Executives and by Entrepreneur magazine’s Best Companies in America awards. He is an LP and venture partner at firstminute capital, an international seed fund. Learn more about Tommy Stadlen on Crunchbase…

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Javier Santiso

Founder & General Partner @ Alma Mundi Ventures

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Javier Santiso is the managing director of global affairs and new ventures at [Telefonica](, a diversified telecommunications group that provides fixed line and mobile telephony services. He currently resides in Madrid, Spain. Learn more about Javier Santiso on Crunchbase…

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Heidi Lindvall

General Partner @ Pale Blue Dot

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Heidi Lindvall is a general partner at Pale Blue Dot, the ClimateTech VC fund in Europe. Previously to founding Pale Blue Dot Heidi has worked as a documentary filmmaker, started multiple companies and ran accelerators and micro-funds. Learn more about Heidi Lindvall on Crunchbase…

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Suzanne Ashman Blair

General Partner @ LocalGlobe

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Richard Anton

Founder and General Partner @ Oxx

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Prior to co-founding Oxx, Richard spent 18 years at Amadeus Capital, where he focused on B2B software investments in companies originating from the UK and Israel. Before joining Amadeus, Richard was in the TMT team at Apax Partners. In his early career he worked as a management consultant and a hands-on finance and business development executive, at software company Autonomy. Richard is a past Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association and current Chairman of the Tel Aviv University Trust. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA and MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University. Learn more about Richard Anton on Crunchbase…

Oxx is a new growth capital investment firm with offices in London and Stockholm. Read more aboutOxx on Crunchbase…

David Chreng-Messembourg

Co-Founder and General Partner @ LeadBlock Partners

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Carles Ferrer

General Partner @ Nauta Capital

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Carles Ferrer Roqueta is a General Partner at Nauta Capital and is based in London. Carles has extensive Venture Capital experience, having raised, managed and exited different VC funds since 2000. Carles’ areas of interest include Security, SaaS, Marketing/Social Analytics/Intelligence and Critical data-driven companies. Carles has recently led deals at the following companies: Brandwatch (Social media intelligence); Scytl (Secure Electronic Voting), iJento (predictive analytics), Kinamik, CloudIQ (AI powered optimisation conversion engine), Mishipay (mobile self-checkout solutions), ChannelSight (Buy now technologies), Agnitio (Voice Biometrics), Abiquo (Cloud Management), GetApp (Workspace for SaaS applications), BeMyEye (crowdsource market research data analytics),Smarp (Internal content hub), Basekit (Saas web builder for SMEs), and Mercaux (in-store retail transformation platform). His previous experience includes also management positions in corporate strategy and planning/finance divisions with blue chip companies in the telecommunications, defence/SW/auto spaces and financial services, such as TRW (acquired by Northrop Grumman), Auna Group/Retevision (acquired by France Telecom and ONO) and Ernst & Young. Carles holds a Business Administration degree from Universitat de Barcelona, Graduate Programme in Administration and Management from Harvard University and an MBA from SDA Bocconi (Milan, Italy). Learn more about Carles Ferrer on Crunchbase…

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John Doran

General Partner @ TCV

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John is a General Partner in London and was a founding member of the TCV European effort. His primary investment focus is in the software, internet, and financial technology industries. His current investments include NewVoiceMedia, Believe Digital, WorldRemit, Perfecto Mobile and John was previously an investor with Summit Partners where he focused on investments across software, internet and financial technology. John started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, first in London before moving to New York. Prior to working in the professional world, John competed on the men’s ATP Tennis tour and was a member of the Irish Davis Cup team between 1996 and 2004. John received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and graduated with a B.A. in Economics (with honors) from Harvard College. Active Investments/Current Portfolio Companies o Believe Digital o o Elevate o NewVoiceMedia o Perfecto Mobile o WorldRemit Learn more about John Doran on Crunchbase…

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Imran Akram

General partner @ AXA Venture Partners

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London based Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures, focused on sectors relevant to the insurance and asset management industries such as enterprise technologies, fintech as well as consumer technologies and marketplaces in travel, health, auto or property related businesses. I have been part of the following investments: – Auto1 (used car marketplace) – Quandoo (reservation management for restaurants) – GoodData (hosted business intelligence software) – (peer to peer foreign exchange) – Wahanda (wellness marketplace) – Innogames (online gaming and mobile gaming) – Seatwave (event ticketing marketplace) – GlobalCollect (online payments, sold in 2010) I’ve always loved business, investment and technology and received a First class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Christ Church, Oxford. I started work in Citigroup’s European Securitisation team, structuring financing for KKR’s buyout of Tenovis then did strategy consulting including commercial due diligence with Bain & Company in the London and Johannesburg offices. My private equity investment career started with General Atlantic and then I was part of the team that started mid-market growth equity firm Fidelity Growth Partners Europe. Specialties: Venture capital investments, growth capital, fintech, ecommerce, software, gaming and healthcare IT. Learn more about Imran Akram on Crunchbase…

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Rosemary Forsyth

Founder & General Partner @ The Forsyth Group

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Rosemary has been the General Partner of the Forsyth Group since she founded the company in 1981. Recognizing the potential growth of Information Technology within business, the Forsyth Group was the first Executive Search Consultancy to focus on the emerging technology market. Rosemary has developed extensive search experience across all technology sectors and conducts “C” and Board level assignments for technology companies in the UK, E& W Europe and the United States. Rosemary is is a key contributor to the investment community, and is an investor in Seedcamp. Rosemary holds a Master’s degree with honors in Psychology and an M.Litt degree in Educational Psychology, both from Aberdeen University in Scotland. Rosemary sits on the Aberdeen University Sixth Century Campaign Board, The Board of Governors of the School of Communication & Arts 2.0, Innovate Europe, Snowball and is an advisor to TalentPuzzle and BraveNewTalent. Learn more about Rosemary Forsyth on Crunchbase…

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Sean Seton-Rogers

General Partner @ PROfounders Capital

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Sean is a founding Partner at PROfounders Capital. Since 2000, Sean has been investing in technology companies across both the US and Europe at both Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe) and Commonwealth Capital Ventures in Boston. In addition to the PROfounders portfolio companies, he has in the past worked closely with others such as Bebo,, and ConstantContact. Sean has also worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, in both the US and Europe. Sean received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. In addition, Sean graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. Learn more about Sean Seton-Rogers on Crunchbase…

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Josh Bell

General Partner @ Dawn Capital

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Josh Bell is an Associate Partner and Head of Financial Services at Dawn Capital. Prior to Dawn, Josh worked with McKinsey & Company, managing teams that advised boards of Fortune global 500 financial institutions based in London, Geneva, Amsterdam and New York. Over the past 5 years, Josh has developed strong working relationships with many of the key senior executives, particularly in Europe. Josh has in particular extensive experience working with clients in private equity, corporate finance and retail strategy. Most recently, Josh was recognised within the firm as a leading financial services expert in Europe. Within his retail and wholesale banking work, Josh devoted significant time to informing clients on the impact of new technologies on their industries, and helping to assess and implement these technologies for their businesses. In addition to his private sector client work, Josh was also integral to supporting McKinsey’s relationship with the World Economic Forum, leading McKinsey support for the WEF’s financial services knowledge initiatives and activities, principally for the Davos conferences in 2006 and 2007. Prior to McKinsey, Josh served in 2002 as an external, independent consultant to Lloyd’s of London, leading their risk analysis, market segmentation and phasing for their online risk management exchange. Josh was a Graduate Scholar at Oxford University in Mathematics. He was subsequently a Research Fellow at Harvard University in Economics and Game Theory, publishing papers in Game Theory and IT Security journals before studying operational research and advanced financial modelling at Cambridge University, as part of an MPhil in Statistics; his MPhil research was supported by the Rand Institute of Santa Monica, California. Learn more about Josh Bell on Crunchbase…

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Spencer Crawley

Co-Founder & General Partner @ Firstminute Capital

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Spencer Crawley is General Partner at firstminute capital. Launched in June 2017 and co-founded with Brent Hoberman, firstminute is a $100m global seed-stage fund, it is proud to count two institutional investors (Atomico and Tencent) and 29 founders of billion dollar technology businesses amongst its investors. Previous roles include Business Development at AppDirect (a San Francisco-based cloud commerce platform provider), Investment Associate at DMC Partners (Goldman Sachs spin-out Special Opportunities fund), and Analyst in the Moscow office of Goldman Sachs (in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities division). Spencer studied History at Oxford University, did his MBA at INSEAD, and speaks fluent Russian and pidgin French. Learn more about Spencer Crawley on Crunchbase…

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Luca Colciago

General Partner @ Kreos Capital

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Luca joined Kreos as a Partner in 2007 and is focused on executing transactions in the UK and continental Europe as well as participating in the management and execution of overall Kreos strategy. He has 18 years experience in finance including the last nine years in high-growth company lending. Luca has worked and lived in several European countries and in the USA. Prior to joining Kreos, Luca was a Director at Noble Group, where he led numerous hybrid credit/equity transactions for high-growth companies in continental Europe. While at Noble, he established the firm’s presence in continental Europe and built a significant network of equity sponsors. Luca led numerous transactions in the UK and Europe spanning a wide range of sectors. Before joining Noble, Luca was an Associate Director with GATX Capital in San Francisco and London. He was involved in financing both life-science and information technology growth companies and gained experience in the acquisition and disposal of asset backed structures. Previously, Luca was part of the founding team of a fund management company in Zurich, Switzerland. Luca started his career in Luxembourg at Republic National Bank of New York on the proprietary desk focusing on the currency market closely working with the Chief Portfolio Manager. Luca has a degree in Business and Economics from Universita’ Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and he also studied International Relations at ISPI. In addition, Luca holds an MBA from HEC School of Management, France, and the International Management Programme of New York University’s Stern Graduate Business School. Luca is fluent in English, French and Italian. Learn more about Luca Colciago on Crunchbase…

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Marcos Battisti

General Partner @ Skylake Capital

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Marcos is one of the Founding Partners for Skylake Capital, a fund focusing in early stage VC investments in the Data Infrastructure Ecosystem (Cyber Security, Data Centre & Cloud Infrastructure, Data Analytics, AI, etc). Prior to Skylake, Marcos was the Managing Partner for a late stage London based fund called C5 Capital. Marcos stayed three years at C5, from 2016 till 2019, prior to founding Skylake Capital. Prior to C5, Marcos worked for 18 years at Intel Capital, an organization he joined in 1998. From 2010 until his leaving in 2016, Marcos was the Managing Director for Western Europe & Israel, as well as, a voting member of Intel Capital’s worldwide investment committee. In 2013 Marcos was appointed as Vice President for Intel Capital. During the past 20+ years Marcos worked on a substantial number of transactions, amongst which Azure Solutions (acquired by Subex), eTel (acquired by Telecom Austria), Imagination technologies (publicly listed in the LSE), Silicon Hive (acquired by Intel), IPTego (acquired by AcmePacket), Aldebaran Robotics (acquired by Softbank), Anobit (acquired by Apple), Indisys (acquired by Intel), Omek (acquired by Intel), Tribold (acquired by Sigma Systems), FeedHenry (acquired by Red Hat), Tobii (publicly listed in Nasdaq Stockholm), Amplidata (acquired by Western Digital), Velostrata (acquired by Google), iZettle (acquired by Paypal) and many others. Prior to Intel Marcos worked at BBA Creditanstalt, one of the leading investment banks in Brazil. Marcos is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer having graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo. Marcos holds an MBA from INSEAD Learn more about Marcos Battisti on Crunchbase…

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Alexandre Terrien

General Partner @ Future Positive Capital

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Laurence Garrett

General Partner @ Highland Europe

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As a co-founder and General Partner of the Highland Europe Fund, Laurence primarily focuses on growth opportunities in the information technology sector for the European market. Prior to joining Highland Capital Partners in 2012 as a General Partner to launch their London Operations, Laurence was a Partner and founding member of Ethean Capital LLP. Learn more about Laurence Garrett on Crunchbase…

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Alan Hudson

Co-founder & General Partner @ GMG Ventures

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Alan Hudson is the co-founder and general partner at GMG Ventures. Prior to that, he served as the chief investment officer of Guardia Media Group. Learn more about Alan Hudson on Crunchbase…

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Kevin Comolli

Managing General Partner @ Accel

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Maurizio PetitBon

General Partner @ Kreos Capital

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Over the past 19 years at Kreos, Maurizio has focused on identifying, assessing and managing UK and European healthcare transactions as well as participating in the management and execution of Kreos’s overall strategy. Over the past 30 years, Maurizio has built a career as manager, advisor, entrepreneur and investor. Prior to Kreos, Maurizio was Managing Partner of PMA Europe, London, a consulting partnership focused on assisting private equity firms and corporate clients in evaluating investment opportunities in technology companies. Prior to that, Maurizio was Principal Consultant at SRI International, in Menlo Park, CA and London where he advised a number of US, European and Japanese high tech companies on business development and M&A strategies. Maurizio held a number of managerial positions in the industry including Director International Operations at ACDC Electronics, a division of Emerson Electric, Business Development Director Europe for Emerson Electric Corp and Head of OEM sales at Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) in Milan. Maurizio started his professional career in the Financial Planning and Control group at Rank Xerox International HQ. Maurizio holds a Doctor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rome, Italy and an MBA from INSEAD. Maurizio is fluent in English, French and Italian. Learn more about Maurizio PetitBon on Crunchbase…

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Raj Parekh

General Partner @ Advent Life Sciences

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Raj joined Advent in 2005 bringing over 20 years of experience in biomedical research and as an entrepreneur and investor. After gaining an MA and DPhil from Oxford University, he pursued a successful academic career in molecular medicine before co-founding Oxford GlycoSciences (IPO on LSE and NASDAQ). Following its sale to UCB-Celltech, he became Chairman of Galapagos nv, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Novartis Venture Fund and a founding Director of Celldex Therapeutics. Since joining Advent, he has been involved with those portfolio Companies primarily engaged in the discovery of new medicines, including Avila, EUSA and Thiakis. Raj currently serves on the Board of several portfolio Companies including Arrakis, Aura Biosciences and Levicept. Learn more about Raj Parekh on Crunchbase…

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Jack Kreindler

General Partner @ Frost Data Capital

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Jack Kreindler is a physician and tech entrepreneur, specialising in high altitude physiology and the application of elite sport science to help the sickest patients achieve their goals. In 2007 he founded CHHP (Centre for Health and Human Performance) in Harley Street, renowned for its work with athletes, complex cases and celebrity charity challenges. Kreindler founded Jointly Health in 2012. Based in California, Jointly is pioneering new methods of machine learning using bio-sensors to better manage millions of patients with complex chronic disease, avoiding preventable hospitalisations. Learn more about Jack Kreindler on Crunchbase…

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Charles Boyd Bowman

General Partner @ IDG Capital Vietnam

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Chris Tottman

General Partner @ Notion Capital

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Chris Tottman is a founding partner at Notion Capital and, together with his general fund responsibilities, specialises in sales and HR strategy within portfolio companies. Chris joined MessageLabs Group in 1999 as one of its first employees and has had a number of executive level roles both within MessageLabs and Star, its sister company. Chris joined as Chief Commercial Officer where his responsibilities covered sales strategy for both Star and MessageLabs overseeing a period of fantastic growth for the group in terms of both revenues and employees. Between 2004-05 Chris was appointed as the interim CEO of Star. Learn more about Chris Tottman on Crunchbase…

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Chuck Johnson

Founder, Managing General Partner & Managing Director @ Tano Capital

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Mr. Johnson is the founder and Managing General Partner of Tano Capital, a California based family office and alternative asset management firm, with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Mauritius and San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about Chuck Johnson on Crunchbase…

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Max Mersch

Co-founder & General Partner @ Fabric Ventures

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Shahzad Malik

General Partner @ Advent Life Sciences

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Shahzad joined Advent in 1999 with a strong background in science, clinical medicine, and international finance. He gained an MA in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University and an MD from Cambridge University, after which he specialised in interventional cardiology while also pursuing clinical and fundamental scientific research in heart muscle disorders. Since joining Advent, Shahzad has been actively involved with 21 portfolio Companies in Europe and the USA in all sectors of Life Sciences, including Algeta, Respivert, Biocartis and PowderMed. Shahzad currently serves on the Board of several portfolio Companies, including Acutus, Agenus and Versartis. Learn more about Shahzad Malik on Crunchbase…

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David Murray

General Partner @ Solarix Ventures

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Jai Juneja

Co-Founder & General Partner @ Seek Ventures

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Jai is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Seek Ventures. He previously served as Head of Tech Investments at Seek Holdings (Simon Nixon’s private investment office), where he advised and invested in a range of software and internet businesses through their growth phase. In this capacity he has deployed over $200m globally. Prior to that, Jai was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, advising clients across TMT and industrial goods on M&A, growth and pricing. He started his career as a software engineer at Peerindex, a London-based social analytics company that was acquired by Brandwatch in 2014. Jai graduated top of his class in Engineering, Economics & Management from Oxford University. Learn more about Jai Juneja on Crunchbase…

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Bob Stringer

Founder and General Partner @ Crimson Seed Capital

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Ross Ahlgren

General Partner @ Kreos Capital

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Ross is a founding partner of Kreos and has been heavily involved with the development of Kreos’ newer markets. He focuses on technology financing in the UK and continental Europe. Ross has significant experience in operational/marketing roles in large organisations as well as building intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial ventures. Prior to Kreos, his most recent position was Vice President of Operations for American International Group’s (AIG) continental European operations focusing on developing marketing strategies for 14 countries, building small country operations and coordinating the acquisitions and management of alternative distribution channels. Ross holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Business from the University of Texas. Learn more about Ross Ahlgren on Crunchbase…

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Aris Constantinides

General Partner @ Kreos Capital

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Aris is the founder and Investment Director of NBGI Ventures, responsible for its overall strategy and management, and leads its presence in the medical technology sector. Aris established NBGI Ventures in 2001, following five years in venture capital with Deutsche Bank’s venture capital team and CSFB’s Cabot Square Capital fund. He started his career at Bankers Trust as a derivatives specialist. Aris holds a B.Eng from Imperial College and a SM from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD. Learn more about Aris Constantinides on Crunchbase…

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Jean Tardy-Joubert

General Partner @ Highland Europe

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Taylor Wescoatt

General Partner @ Concrete Venture Capital

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Nick Stocks

General Partner @ White Star Capital

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Nick is a General Partner at White Star Capital, leading the London office, investing in and working with entrepreneurs across Europe. He focuses on DTC, Marketplaces and SaaS and is on the boards of companies such as Clark, Butternut Box, and Red Sift. Learn more about Nick Stocks on Crunchbase…

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Christopher Persson

General Partner @ RECAPEX

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Ekaterina Almasque

General Partner @ OpenOcean

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Ekaterina (Katya) Almasque is a Venture Partner at OpenOcean and she leads the London Team and Operations. Before joining OpenOcean, Katya was a Managing Director of the Samsung Catalyst Fund in Europe, Samsung’s Electronics $500M venture capital multistage investment fund focused on core technology areas including robotics, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, digital health, data infrastructure and device level technologies. She led investments across Europe in leading companies such as GraphCore, Mapillary, AIMotive, Sentiance and Quobyte, as well as several venture funds. For over ten years prior to that, Katya was part of several corporate and independent venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including EMC and Siemens Venture Capital. Additionally she was a founding partner of a global private equity advisory firm specializing in high-tech growth companies with $1B+ markets in the technology and environmental sectors, where she led investments in the US, Brazil, and Europe. Learn more about Ekaterina Almasque on Crunchbase…

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Correy Voo

General Partner @ 01Ventures

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Throughout his career Correy has been at the forefront of technology development and application of new solutions, specifically specialising in Cloud Technologies and Services, Connected Technologies (e.g. IoT), Modern Communications (in particular Software Defined Networking), Advanced Security Solutions, Electronic Vehicle Technologies, Smart Energy, Smart Devices and most recently in promoting and advocating for greater advances in Networked Storage Technologies. Learn more about Correy Voo on Crunchbase…

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Ben Verwaayen

General Partner @ Keen Venture Partners

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Ben is a Partner at Keen Venture Partners. He has held numerous executive positions at leading telecommunications and technology providers. Previously, Ben was Chief Executive Officer of BT Group PLC and Alcatel-Lucent. He has also served as President of KPN Telecom and Vice-Chairman of Lucent Technologies. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Renewi and on the Board of Directors of Akamai and OFCOM. Ben is an Officer of the order Orange-Nassau, Honorary Knight of the British Empire (KBE) and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. He has a master’s degree in law and international politics from the University of Utrecht. Learn more about Ben Verwaayen on Crunchbase…

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Justin Fielder

General Partner @ Black Green Capital

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Kaasim Mahmood

General Partner @ Advent Life Sciences

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Kaasim joined Advent in June 2005 after spending four years at Cutfield Freeman & Co, a London based corporate finance boutique, where he worked on a wide variety of transactions including financings, mergers and acquisitions. Kaasim is qualified as a medical doctor and has an MB BS from the Royal Free & University College Medical School, London. Learn more about Kaasim Mahmood on Crunchbase…

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John Butt

General Partner @ Conduit Ventures

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John Butt founded Conduit Ventures Limited in 2001. Prior to CVL, he worked at Citigroup, Price Waterhouse International Privatization Group, and Bank of England, based in the UK, North America, EU, Central and Eastern Europe. John has a degree in biochemistry from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about John Butt on Crunchbase…

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Roger Le Tissier

General Partner and Director @ Mid Europa Partners

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Roger Le Tissier was appointed as a Board Director of the managing entities of the Mid Europa Funds in 2005. Roger is a consultant to, and holds a number of non-executvie directorships with, leading asset managers, private equity GP’s, insurance, pension companies and charities. Prior to this he was the senior partner in the Guernsey office of the law firm Ogier from inception in 1998 until his retirement in 2013. He and the firm specialised in commerical matters including investment funds, international finance, banking, insurance, securitisations and corporate matters and, from a later date, litigation. The firm experienced significant growth since opening and acted for many leading financial institutions. Prior to 1998, Roger has had senior positions with a leading fund administrator and the Guernsey Financial Services Commisssion. As a lawyer, Roger has acted for clients in all sectors of the finance industry, but particularly in relation to funds and investment management. His wider practice involved securitisation of vehicles, financial services companies and many of the world’s leading banks and financial groups. Learn more about Roger Le Tissier on Crunchbase…

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Joseph Kim

General Partner @ m8 Capital

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Josep Santacana

General Partner @ Nekko Capital

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David Livesley

General Partner @ TransTech Capital

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David is an experienced venture capitalist having led or participated in over 40 primary transactions and realised numerous exits through trade sale or flotation. With a combined honours degree in Biophysics and Genetics, David joined Arthur D. Little’s Cambridge Consultants Limited in 1985, ultimately leading CCL’s natural sciences team to provide strategic consultancy and “hands on” product and process development to both SME and multinational companies across a variety of industries. He also held sales & marketing roles operating in Europe, America and the Far East. In 1999 David joined the YFM Group as a Venture Capital Investment Manager where in addition to direct investment activity David consulted with a number of other fund managers, providing technical due diligence support, and served on the investment committees. Since leaving YFM in 2012 David continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director for a number of privately owned high growth companies. Learn more about David Livesley on Crunchbase…

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John Whittle

General Partner @ Mid Europa Partners

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John Whittle was appointed as a Board Director of the managing entities of the Mid Europa Funds in 2005. John is a non-executive director predominantly in Guernsey’s fund industry and also holds diectorship postions for two London listed funds. Prior to this, John was Finance Director of a large independent fund administrator and chairman of the NED committee of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association. John’s background is in large third party fund administration, having worked extensively in high technology service industries with in-depth experience of strategic development and M&A. Learn more about John Whittle on Crunchbase…

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