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Top Influencers: 7 UK Senior Investment Manager’s To Follow in 2022

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

Niall Santamaria

Senior Investment Manager @ Edge VC

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Niall is an Investment Manager at Edge, having joined from Exodus Ventures, a specialist firm within the high-growth, early-phase digital media sector. At Edge Niall focuses on sourcing and developing investment opportunities in the creative industries and the technologies that enable them. A holder of the CFA charter and with an MBA from the London Business School, Niall has served as an investor, board member, strategic advisor and corporate finance advisor during a decade in venture capital. Learn more about Niall Santamaria on Crunchbase…

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Sam Ettelaie

Senior Investment Manager @ British Business Bank

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Helping support first time & emerging managers. Senior Investment Manager, Venture Capital LP - British Business Bank.

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Sam joined the British Business Bank in July 2016 as a Venture Capital Investment Analyst and was promoted in August 2018 to Investment Manager and again in March 2021 to Senior Investment Manager. Sam previously worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he undertook cybersecurity consultations with clients varying from blue-chip to SMEs, in a range of sectors. Prior to this he founded, ran and exited a website which had over five million unique views and allowed him to work with a number of well-established media companies. Learn more about Sam Ettelaie on Crunchbase…

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Stephan Gueorguiev

Senior Investment Manager @ Foresight Group

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Stephan Gueorguiev joined Foresight Group in 2018 and currently works as a Senior Investment Manager in the London office. He has over 17 years of experience. Stephan is responsible for sourcing and executing investments in high-potential UK businesses across the UK . Prior to joining Foresight Stephan worked at August Equity where he focussed on buyouts of UK technology businesses. Stephan holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University as well as an MBA from INSEAD. Learn more about Stephan Gueorguiev on Crunchbase…

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Felix Werdin

Senior Investment Manager @ Bregal Unternehmerkapital

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Amy Crofton

Senior Investment Manager @ Foresight Group

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Amy joined Foresight in January 2017 from Lesmoir-Gordon, Boyle & Co, a boutique investment advisory and corporate finance firm in Mayfair. At LGB Amy focused on structuring equity and debt investments in UK SMEs. Prior to this, she spent seven years as a research analyst in the food retail sector, at both Barclays Capital and Citi. Amy graduated from Oxford, where she was an open scholar and has a first class degree in Materials, Economics and Management. Learn more about Amy Crofton on Crunchbase…

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Chris Wardle

Senior Investment Manager @ Foresight Group

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Chris joined Foresight in 2014 from Accenture’s M&A practice, where he managed pre-deal due diligence and post-deal corporate strategy projects for private equity, consumer goods, and technology clients. He has also worked closely with a number of start-ups and charities. Chris holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Chris Wardle on Crunchbase…

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Jonathan Craig

Senior Investment Manager @ Mercia Asset Management PLC

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Mercia is a proactive, specialist asset manager focused on supporting regional businesses to achieve their growth aspirations. Read more aboutMercia Asset Management PLC on Crunchbase…

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