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Top Influencers: 87 UK Investment Manager’s To Follow in 2022

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

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Sajid Sabir

Investment Manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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Senior executives at the bank appear to have spent most of the weekend trying to reassure clients and investors of its financial health, according to a report https://trib.al/fdfQgg8

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Jessica Pedroni Thorell

Investment Manager @ Kinnevik AB

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Jessica Pedroni Thorell is a growth investor at Kinnevik, based in their London office. Learn more about Jessica Pedroni Thorell on Crunchbase…

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Johannes Lenhard

Investment Manager @ NFQ Capital

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Johannes Lenhard is an ethnographer of venture capital and homelessness and currently teaching and researching at the University of Cambridge (as the Centre Coordinator of the Max Planck Centre Cambridge for the Study of Ethics, the Economy and Social Change). Having worked towards a better understanding of survival practices of homeless people in London and Paris for his PhD, he has spent the last four years researching the ethics of venture capital investors. His monograph ‘Making Better Lives – Hope, Freedom and Home-Making among people sleeping rough in Paris’ will be published later this year and so will his co-authored book ‘Better Venture’ focused DEI in tech and VC. He contributes regularly to journalistic outlets, such as Techcrunch, Prospect, Sifted, Aeon, the Conversation and Crunchbase. Learn more about Johannes Lenhard on Crunchbase…

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Lucas Stoops

Investment Manager @ Force Over Mass Capital

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Will Gibbs

Investment Manager @ Octopus Ventures

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. Absolutely terrible service from @foxtons. Paying loads for rent and been 1 month without hot water. No apology. No compensation. Still no clear date to be fixed by. Avoid at all costs

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Will joined the team in 2013 and focusses on identifying new seed, series A and growth deals in the UK. He also works with a range of portfolio companies and is involved in fundraising. He was previously based in the New York office of Octopus Ventures, helping portfolio companies looking to internationalise to the US. Prior to joining Octopus, Will set-up and scaled an organic spirits company and a rare breed pig farm, and holds a degree in Ancient History from the University of Oxford. Learn more about Will Gibbs on Crunchbase…

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Tomer Strikovsky

Investment Manager @ ETF Partners

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ETF Partners supports talented entrepreneurs and management teams with investment capital and experience. Read more aboutETF Partners on Crunchbase…

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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Guy Ward Thomas

Investment Manager @ DN Capital

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Guy joined DN Capital in 2015 as an Associate, having gained entrepreneurial experience in a Rocket Internet venture. He began his career in strategy consulting spending 4 years at OC&C advising PE Funds and large European TMT, retail and FMCG clients. Guy graduated from Cambridge with a first in Social and Political Sciences and subsequently spent a year studying Economics and Management at the Judge Business School. His sectors of focus include marketplaces, ecommerce and software. Learn more about Guy Ward Thomas on Crunchbase…

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Arjan Blok

Investment Manager @ Three Hills Capital Partners

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Oliver Sexton

Investment Manager @ Midven

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Oliver manages the commercialisation of bioengineering and medical technologies from Imperial College. Prior to joining Innovations he spent five years in commercial & licensing roles at Ark Therapeutics where he was responsible for corporate deal structures and partnering with large pharma. Previously he managed a small team in a biotech investment diligence consultancy and has worked as a strategy analyst. Oliver has a BSc in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology and an MSc in Plant Science. Currently he is a director of Acublate, an HIFU spin out from the CRT. Learn more about Oliver Sexton on Crunchbase…

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Deirdre Terrins

Investment Manager @ Crescent Capital

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Deirdre has extensive corporate experience in managing new technology offerings and market creation. Her international sales background in Siemens, (Europe) and Xerox (US) is complimented by venture and change management roles in the US, UK and Asia. Deirdre has managed innovative product and process assignments in both public and private sectors. Her background in new product development includes successful introduction of ‘disruptive’ technologies and the creation of new markets. She has directed investment in start ups, high growth, MBO and IP commercialisation companies. For Crescent, Deirdre directed the investment in Speechstorm Ltd. Deirdre acts as advisor to high growth companies and as a mentor and coach to entrepreneurs. Learn more about Deirdre Terrins on Crunchbase…

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Freya Macken

Investment Manager @ AURELIUS Equity Opportunities

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Zoe Peden

Investment Manager @ Ananda Impact Ventures

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Our portfolio company @NatureMetrics is launching its brand new product PollutionTracker ❗

We're very proud of the NatureMetrics' team around Kat Bruce and Katie Critchlow for moving #biodiversity forward on the #climate agenda.

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@zoepeden #naturetech

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Deepka Rana

Investment Manager @ Northzone

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Joshua Burge

Investment Manager @ Edge VC

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Joshua Burge is an Investment Manager at Edge, focused on sourcing and developing investment opportunities in the creative industries and the technologies that enable them. Prior to Edge, Joshua worked at Kerdos Ventures, an early-stage technology investor. As a member of the Investment Committee at Kerdos, Joshua has valuable experience evaluating investment opportunities, working with talented management teams and modelling financial projections. Previously Joshua worked as an investment banking analyst and corporate finance practitioner at GP Bullhound. Joshua holds an MSc in Economic and Social History from All Souls College, Oxford. Learn more about Joshua Burge on Crunchbase…

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Lucy Rands

Investment Manager @ ETF Partners

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ETF Partners supports talented entrepreneurs and management teams with investment capital and experience. Read more aboutETF Partners on Crunchbase…

Brijesh Roy

Investment Manager @ Mercia Asset Management PLC

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Brijesh is an Investment Manager with a focus on university spinouts across the Midlands region. Prior to joining Mercia, Brijesh worked at Isis Innovation Ltd as a Technology Transfer Manager, managing a diverse portfolio of early stage biotech. medtech and software technologies from Oxford University. Over five years, he filed numerous patents, negotiated dozens of intellectual property licensing deals and also raised £12m to create gene therapy company Nightstarx Ltd, the largest venture capital investment ever made to a new university spinout in Europe at that time. Brijesh also worked as an Associate Strategy Consultant at L.E.K Consulting and interned as a Healthcare Analyst at hedge fund Millennium Partners. He holds a Ph.D in Biochemistry from University College London, and an MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. He has also co-authored numerous academic papers within the field of Biochemistry. Learn more about Brijesh Roy on Crunchbase…

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…

Richard Charnley

Investment Manager @ Northstar Ventures

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Richard joined Northstar Ventures from Entrust, where he was responsible for the day to day management of a loan portfolio in excess of £12m. He is now responsible for assessing and completing investments as well as the management of existing investments across the funds managed by Northstar. Richard graduated from Newcastle University with BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Learn more about Richard Charnley on Crunchbase…

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Lindsay Whitelaw

Investment Manager and Chairman of Artemis Charitable Foundation @ Artemis

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James Edwards

Investment Manager @ The FSE Group

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James is responsible for new business activity and portfolio management for the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme and the South East Sustainability Loan Fund. He also manages some TVB Expansion Loan Scheme clients as well as a portfolio of clients for the legacy Accelerator Fund. James has over 25 years experience in funding and supporting the growth of UK and international businesses and of regional economic development. After a number of banking roles encompassing small business lending and acquisition finance he joined SEEDA the Regional Development Agency for the South East to manage the Inward Investment Team. In 2003 he helped establish The FSE Group and facilitated the development of the organisation to be a major regional funder for growth oriented SMEs. Outside of work James enjoys many sports and is Chairman of and still plays regularly for his local hockey club. Learn more about James Edwards on Crunchbase…

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Anu Adebajo

Investment Manager @ British Business Bank

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So happy to have contributed to this careers book which is out now. From wanting to self publish to being picked up by @CoronetBooks @ReneCGerm you are amazing! #blackandgreat

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Anu joined the investment team at British Patient Capital in June 2018, after transferring from the Venture Capital Solutions team at the British Business Bank, working on both Enterprise Capital Fund and Venture Catalyst transactions. Anu joined the predecessor of British Business Bank, Capital for Enterprise Limited, in 2012 as part of the Angel CoFund where she made direct investments alongside angel syndicates. There, she worked on over 40 deals into largely early stage, high growth companies. She has a background in finance, in a variety of roles including 18 months in Nigeria at pan-African bank, Ecobank. Prior to this, Anu ran an award winning ecommerce startup. Learn more about Anu Adebajo on Crunchbase…

The British Business Bank aims to make finance markets for smaller businesses work better. Read more aboutBritish Business Bank on Crunchbase…

James Darlington

Investment Manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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James is based in Manchester and is responsible for investments on behalf of the Northern Powerhouse Fund as well as Private Equity transactions across the North of England. James joined Maven in 2017, having previously spent 6 years at EY within the Assurance and Corporate Finance divisions in Manchester, where he was involved in a range of transactions including acquisition finance, large corporate refinancing and stressed deals, and worked on a variety of deal structures. James holds an Honours degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Newcastle and is a Chartered Accountant. Learn more about James Darlington on Crunchbase…

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James Newbery

Investment Manager @ British Pearl

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James Newbery brings broad experience from the portfolio management and wealth management markets having spent two decades in financial services, including Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Western Asset Management and Legal & General. He has worked extensively on risk and investment frameworks in both large institutional and smaller new start-up businesses together with systems design and project and team management. He is currently a consultant in the wealth management sector providing guidance on investment strategy, risk profiling and business controls. He graduated from Bangor University with a B.A. (Hons) in Banking, Insurance and Finance. He is a member of the CFA Institute. Learn more about James Newbery on Crunchbase…

British Pearl is an online property investment platform facilitating share and loan-based investment in UK property. Read more aboutBritish Pearl on Crunchbase…

William Littlewood

investment manager @ Artemis

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William Littlewood graduated from Bristol University with a degree in economics. He worked at Jupiter Asset Management from 1989 to 1999. He joined Artemis in December 2005 to launch the Absolute Return Hedge Fund and then launched, in 2009, the Artemis Strategic Assets Fund, which he still manages. Learn more about William Littlewood on Crunchbase…

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William Orde

Investment Manager @ Oxford Capital Partners

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I wrotea piece on The SaaS Metrics That Matter At An Early Stage, sharing which metrics we use when assesing Late Seed & Series A B2B SaaS startups. Go have a read!
https://link.medium.com/80PqmJgZnrb

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William is part of the investment management team, sourcing and screening potential deals across the communications, healthcare and sustainability sectors. Prior to joining Oxford Capital William gained experience in corporate finance with Aquaa Partners and in renewable energy production. He received a BA in Experimental and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University, where he was treasurer of his college student union. In his spare time William is a keen chef, skier and hill walker. Learn more about William Orde on Crunchbase…

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

Alex Marsh

Investment Manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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Giles Prentice

Investment Manager @ Charterhouse Capital Partners

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Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in buyout investments. Read more aboutCharterhouse Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Sam Ettelaie

Senior Investment Manager @ British Business Bank

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Thrilled to have led on the British Business Bank's cornerstone investment into Concept Ventures which will target the pre-seed equity and skills gap. You can read more about the fund and the ECF programme here:
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#VentureCapital #VC #PreSeed #Equity

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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…

The British Business Bank aims to make finance markets for smaller businesses work better. Read more aboutBritish Business Bank on Crunchbase…

Dale Bellis

Investment manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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Dale Bellis is an Investment Manager on the private equity and AiM investment team based in London. He joined Maven in January 2011, having previously spent three years working as a director of an aviation company. Dale graduated from the University of Leicester in 2006, with a BA Honours in Business Management. He is also a Member of the Securities and Investment Institute and is studying towards the CFA qualification. Learn more about Dale Bellis on Crunchbase…

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Duran Cesur

Investment Manager @ Vinci Venture Capital

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Duran is an experienced strategy and investment professional. While working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with blue chip clients, Duran built expertise in growth strategy and due diligence and gained considerable skills in operational improvements and organisational restructuring. As Director of Strategy and Business Analysis at Global Data (formerly Progressive Digital Media), Duran worked on the largest acquisition in the company’s history and carried out multiple projects with a direct impact on the bottom line. Duran is currently Head of Strategy for the Sturrock & Robson Group and an Investment Manager at Excelsa Ventures. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Swarthmore College. Learn more about Duran Cesur on Crunchbase…

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Uwe Andreas Kraemer

Venture Principal, Principal, Investment Manager @ Zouk Capital

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Uwe joined Zouk in 2014 as an Investment Manager in the Growth Capital Team, bringing with him more than 8 years’ experience in private equity, M&A and corporate finance and more than 6 years’ investment experience in technology focused venture & growth capital. Since 2008 he has executed and managed investments of more than € 100 million into European start-ups and growth companies. Before joining Zouk, Uwe was a Principal at ViewPoint Capital Partners in Frankfurt, where he focused on European Software & Internet Technology investments and actively supported the funds’ portfolio companies with organisational structuring and international expansion. Prior to that, Uwe served as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs between 2006 and 2008, advising European blue chips with strategic acquisitions, trade sales and IPOs. During his tenure Uwe advised on more than € 10 billion of cross-border M&A transactions and IPOs across various industries. Uwe holds a MSc with Honours in Computer Science and Business Administration from Darmstadt Technical University. Learn more about Uwe Andreas Kraemer on Crunchbase…

Zouk Capital is an independent private equity fund manager investing in companies that advance resource efficiency. Read more aboutZouk Capital on Crunchbase…

Hannah Williamson

Investment Manager @ Edge VC

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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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Carrie Babcock

Investment Manager @ Breed Reply

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

Paul Devlin

Investment Manager @ Mercia Fund Managers

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Paul Devlin is based in Mercia’s Edinburgh office, and is building a team in Scotland to increase Mercia’s deal flow, providing the company with new and exciting investment opportunities. Paul has a strong track record as an entrepreneur and supporter of early stage businesses and has a wealth of expertise in market and technology assessment, academic and industrial collaborations, company formation and IP commercialisation. Paul has worked in innovative technical and commercial environments throughout his 16 year career, making the transition from an engineer, patent holding researcher and company founder to a commercially focused senior programme manager, consultant and advisor. Paul worked at Scottish Enterprise from 2009 to 2011 as a Senior Programme Manager, where he performed an extended ITI role which included commercialisation, research portfolio management and business process integration implemented to PRINCE2 and MSP guidelines. From there, he worked at New Media Partners as a Senior Consultant, before moving on to the University of Edinburgh, first as a Senior Company Formation Executive, then as a Student Company Formation Manager. Learn more about Paul Devlin on Crunchbase…

Mercia Fund Managers helps to scale innovative businesses across the UK regions by providing debt, equity and growth capital. Read more aboutMercia Fund Managers on Crunchbase…

Alan Gauld

Investment Manager @ Aberdeen Asset Management

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Alan is an Investment Manager in the Aberdeen Standard Private Equity team. Alan focuses on buyout funds, co-investments and secondary investments. His fund portfolio includes a mixture of leading pan-European and mid-market Iberian funds. He is involved in all aspects of investing in these areas including sourcing, appraising and executing investments as well as portfolio monitoring. Alan holds a BSc (Hons) in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh and is a qualified chartered accountant. Learn more about Alan Gauld on Crunchbase…

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Robert Henderson

Investment Manager @ Albion Capital Group

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Robert graduated from Newcastle University with a first class degree in business management. Prior to joining Albion Ventures in 2015, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, spending four years working in Transactions & Restructuring primarily in turnaround and M&A situations. Learn more about Robert Henderson on Crunchbase…

Albion Capital Group is an independent investment manager with a long-term record of backing change and growth. Read more aboutAlbion Capital Group on Crunchbase…

Aanisah Begg

Investment Manager @ Midven

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Aanisah joined Midven in 2012, to initially support the Early Advantage team, having recently graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Economics from Aston University. As part of her studies she spent a sandwich year placement as an M&A Analyst at Catalyst Corporate Finance. Aanisah is a holder of Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Learn more about Aanisah Begg on Crunchbase…

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Jeremy Thompson

Investment Manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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Based in our Manchester office, Jeremy is responsible for new investments across the North of England for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and also works with portfolio companies in the region. He joined Maven in 2017 having previously worked as a corporate lawyer for Squire Patton Boggs in Manchester, where he spent over four years as a Senior Associate specialising in private equity, venture capital and acquisitions. He has experience advising management teams and companies across all stages of their development from initial investment, including follow-on fundraisings, bolt-on acquisitions, commercial contracts and exits. Jeremy is a qualified solicitor who graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) degree in History & Politics and completed a graduate diploma in Law at BPP Law School in Manchester. Learn more about Jeremy Thompson on Crunchbase…

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Alexis Koumoudos

Investment Manager @ VEF

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Felix Werdin

Senior Investment Manager @ Bregal Unternehmerkapital

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Tarquin Wethered

Investment Manager @ EMK Capital

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Tarquin Wethered is an Investment Manager and part of the founding team at EMK Capital. Prior to joining EMK, Tarquin worked at Bregal Capital and worked on investments in Cognita and Bluestep. Tarquin joined from Caledonia Investments Plc where he worked in the Unquoted Pool sourcing, executing and managing mid-market private equity investments across a range of sectors but particularly focussing on the financial services, leisure and property sectors. Tarquin joined Caledonia in 2013, from Hawkpoint Partners (latterly Canaccord Genuity) where he worked in the Financial Institutions and Business Services teams since 2010. Tarquin graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University with a BA in Economics and Management. Learn more about Tarquin Wethered on Crunchbase…

EMK Capital focuses on investments in businesses where they can support growth and change. Read more aboutEMK Capital on Crunchbase…

Anneke Rifkin

Investment Manager @ AXM Venture Capital

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Ms. Anneke Rifkin is Investment Manager at AXM Venture Capital Limited. Ms. Rifkin joined the firm in January 2010. Ms. Rifkin was previously with the British Museum as Head of Corporate Development and before that she worked at KPE. Ms. Rifkin received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Boston University. Learn more about Anneke Rifkin on Crunchbase…

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Alison Collins

Investment Manager @ Northstar Ventures

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Alison is an Investment Manager for the North East Social Investment Fund. Alison works closely with charities and social enterprises from across the North East, identifying opportunities to invest in sustainable, impactful organisations. Alison is experienced in social investment having spent several years managing and creating investments across a range of funds aimed at the not for profit sector in England whilst at The Social Investment Business. Alison also has experience of delivering loan and grant funding for small to medium size start-up businesses in the North East and has experience of fundraising and corporate sponsorship within the not for profit sector. Having joined Northstar from Durham University where Alison worked closely with academic and professional support staff in business development and research impact and engagement roles, Alison has expertise in identifying and managing partnerships, developing collaborative research activities and associated funding bids and in undertaking impact tracking and reporting. Alison is a Trustee of Citizens Advice County Durham with a particular focus on supporting the Research and Campaigns arm of the organisation. Learn more about Alison Collins on Crunchbase…

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Matt Chandler

Investment Manager @ Octopus Ventures

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Matt Chandler serves as an Investment Manager at Octopus Ventures. Prior to joining Octopus Ventures in 2021, Matt was a Commercial Associate at True, a retail and consumer sector specialist investor and innovation consultant. Matt focused on early-stage investments into both consumer tech and B2B software companies and consulted multi-national retailers on digital strategy. Prior to True, Matt co-founded Mojo, a consumer Saas platform for the beauty and wellness industry. Matt is a graduate of the University of Nottingham Business School. Outside of work, he is an unprolific footballer, nervous skier, occasional painter, and avid backgammoner. Learn more about Matt Chandler on Crunchbase…

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Alex Hook

Investment Manager @ Nesta

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Alex joined NESTA in June 2008. He makes and manages investments in the Cleantech, Engineering and Healthcare sectors. Alex started his career in the creative industries before joining Foursome Investments in 1999. During his time at Foursome, Alex was involved in multiple transactions, across a number of sectors and geographies, with a predominant focus on early-stage environmental technology businesses. Alex also managed Foursome’s early-stage fund, the FourVision Fund LP. Learn more about Alex Hook on Crunchbase…

Nesta is an innovation foundation headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Read more aboutNesta on Crunchbase…

Francisco Gutierrez

Global Investment Manager @ Startupbootcamp

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Daniel Bull

Investment Manager @ Columbia Lake Partners

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Daniel Bull is an Investment Manager at Columbia Lake Partners. He is responsible for the sourcing, financial analysis, structuring, documentation, and management of debt relationships with technology companies. Prior to joining CLP, Daniel worked as an Assistant Vice President in the Venture Capital Group at Comerica Bank in San Francisco. Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. Learn more about Daniel Bull on Crunchbase…

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Emma Lewis

Infrastructure Investment Manager @ Hermes GPE

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Emma is responsible for the sourcing, analysis, due diligence and monitoring of infrastructure investments. In her previous role as a Director at Deloitte, she focused on providing assurance, advisory and transaction-related services to listed, private and infrastructure fund-owned businesses both in the UK and globally. Emma holds a BA in Accounting and Law from the University of Newcastle and is a Chartered Accountant. Learn more about Emma Lewis on Crunchbase…

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Ashish Patel

Investment Manager, Head of Research @ Mercia Asset Management PLC

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Ash serves as Head of Research at Mercia Technologies, where his team delivers data-driven insights to support investment and strategic decision-making. He is also an active investor focusing on early and growth-stage healthcare, biotech and life science companies. Learn more about Ashish Patel on Crunchbase…

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…

Nicholas Nicolaides

Director & Investment Manager @ Symvan Capital

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Giovanni Finocchio

Investment Manager @ Midven

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Giovanni joined Midven in September 2010, as investment manager on the Early Advantage Fund. Prior to this, he spent almost four years with Connect Midlands helping early stage businesses prepare for raising equity investment. He also has extensive sales and marketing experience within the SME environment, having held business development and marketing roles in five early stage businesses that were VC and business angel funded. Giovanni is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing having achieved the Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. Learn more about Giovanni Finocchio on Crunchbase…

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Adam Hart

Investment Manager @ YFM Equity Partners

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YFM Equity Partners is an independent private equity business owned by its senior management and investment team. Read more aboutYFM Equity Partners on Crunchbase…

Panita Vongkusolkit

Investment Manager @ Cairngorm Capital

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Panita joined Cairngorm Capital in 2018. Previously, Panita worked in corporate strategy and business development at Mitr Phol Group, the leading food ingredient and bio-energy business in the Asia Pacific region. There she focused on leading operational improvement efforts and developing strategies to implement new business ventures and growth opportunities. Earlier in her career, Panita worked in Sydney for Barclays Investment Bank in mergers & acquisitions. Learn more about Panita Vongkusolkit on Crunchbase…

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Tom Croy

Investment Manager @ Par Equity

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Tom Croy is an Investment Manager at Par Equity. Learn more about Tom Croy on Crunchbase…

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David Ward

Investment Manager @ Enterprise Ventures

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Following a career of over 40 years in banking in various roles, the most recent being Corporate Banking Manager with the Co-operative Bank in South Yorkshire, David joined Finance South Yorkshire (now part of Enterprise Ventures) in 2008. He is the portfolio manager for EV Business Loans and manages the team responsible for the monitoring and realisation of investments in the Finance Yorkshire Small Loan Fund and the South Yorkshire Investment Fund Small Business Fund and subsequent follow-on investments. Learn more about David Ward on Crunchbase…

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Andi Kazeroonian

Investment Manager @ Outward VC

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Erik Tveteraas

Investment Manager @ JB Equity

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Joanne Evans

Investment Manager @ AXM Venture Capital

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Joanne was previously an Investment Manager with CCF. Prior to CCF she sold her stake in Illumina Digital, the TV and new media production company which she co-founded in 1998 and which has won many awards for its interactive projects including 4 BAFTAs. Joanne is currently a founding director of Living Space Media. Learn more about Joanne Evans on Crunchbase…

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Stuart Catchpole

Inward Investment Manager @ New Anglia Capital

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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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Katherine Woodfine

Investment Manager @ Horizon Capital

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Katherine Woodfine currently works as the Investment Manager for Horizon Capital. She previously worked at Augusta Ventures as the Investment Manager. Learn more about Katherine Woodfine on Crunchbase…

Horizon Capital private equity firm invests in high-growth technology and business services companies. Read more aboutHorizon Capital on Crunchbase…

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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Michael Holgate

Investment Manager & Partner @ Baird Capital

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Michael Holgate joined Baird Capital’s U.K. Private Equity team in 2014 from Spectrum Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Spectrum, Michael spent three years working in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Services team, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Michael has a First Class Master’s Degree in chemistry from Bristol University, including an industrial placement year spent working at GlaxoSmithKline. Learn more about Michael Holgate on Crunchbase…

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Gavin Bell

Investment Manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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Gavin joined Maven in September 2016 as an Investment Manager based in the Manchester office, responsible for new investments across Greater Manchester and the North of England. Gavin has over 10 years of experience in Private Equity. Prior to joining Maven, he was at NorthEdge Capital in Manchester where he was responsible for both new private equity investment activity and fundraising. Gavin began his private equity career at Greenpark Capital (now Stepstone), a secondaries private equity fund manager in London investing into private equity funds globally, where he spent 8 years. His prior experience was as an analyst at Schroders in London, where he spent 5 years, and at Bank of New York. Gavin holds a Bsc. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Birmingham and is a CFA Charterholder. Learn more about Gavin Bell on Crunchbase…

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Clarissa McKay

Investment Manager @ Oxford Capital Partners

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Clarissa provides support to the Wealth Managers & Advisers team. Clarissa previously worked for Aviva in a variety of customer service roles. Outside of work she enjoys walking the dogs, reading and socialising with family and friends. Learn more about Clarissa McKay on Crunchbase…

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

Clarissa McKay

Investment Manager @ Oxford Capital Partners

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Clarissa provides support to the Wealth Managers & Advisers team. Clarissa previously worked for Aviva in a variety of customer service roles. Outside of work she enjoys walking the dogs, reading and socialising with family and friends. Learn more about Clarissa McKay on Crunchbase…

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

Sanchit Dhote

Investment Manager @ Outward VC

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Trevor Stokes

Investment Manager @ Sovereign Capital

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Trevor joined Sovereign’s investment team in 2014. Prior to joining Sovereign, Trevor spent four years at Global Leisure Partners where he was Vice President, working on the origination and execution of a range of M&A transactions in the leisure and retail sectors. Previously, Trevor spent five years at KPMG Corporate Finance working on a number of transactions across the consumer, healthcare and media sectors. Trevor graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA in Natural Sciences and has received the ICAEW Corporate Finance Diploma. Learn more about Trevor Stokes on Crunchbase…

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Christian Schenk

Investment Manager @ Apposite Capital

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Christian Schenk is an Investment Manager at Apposite Capital. Learn more about Christian Schenk 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…

Alexander Nicholson

Investment Manager @ Endeavour Ventures

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Alexander Nicholson is a Co-Founder at AutoTrip. Learn more about Alexander Nicholson on Crunchbase…

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Graeme Mckinstry

Investment Manager @ Foresight Group

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Graeme Mckinstry is the Investment Manager at Foresight Group. Learn more about Graeme Mckinstry on Crunchbase…

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Martin McLaren

Investment Manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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Martin is an Investment Manager responsible for new Private Equity investments across Scotland. He joined Maven in September 2013 from Lloyds Banking Group, where he worked in the Equity Risk Management Division, providing risk oversight on the Bank’s equity portfolio, and then in the Corporate Real Estate Business Support Unit. Martin previously spent 5 years with Henderson Loggie CA, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) and worked in Corporate Finance. Martin graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2005 with a MA Honours in Economics and Business. Learn more about Martin McLaren on Crunchbase…

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Mila Lukic

Investment Manager @ Bridges Fund Management

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Mila previously worked as a Management Consultant with Accenture focusing on transformational change management, organizational alignment and process design and improvement work. Mila also spent 4 years working on Education Generation, an online community working together to fund scholarships for young leaders in developing world countries to participate in some of the world’s most forward-thinking education programs. Most recently Mila worked as an intern at High Trees Community Development Trust in Tulse Hill, Lambeth. Learn more about Mila Lukic on Crunchbase…

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

Chris Harp

Investment Manager @ Vespa Capital

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Chris Harp currently works as the Investment Manager for Vespa Capital. He previously worked at Clearwater International Corporate Finance as the Associate Director. Learn more about Chris Harp on Crunchbase…

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Will Copeland

Investment Manager @ Equistone Partners Europe

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Colin Moar

Director – Global Equities – Investment Manager – Global Technology @ Barings

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George Bartlett

Investment Manager @ Columbia Lake Partners

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George Bartlett is an Associate at Columbia Lake Partners. He is responsible for the financial analysis, structuring, documentation, and management of debt relationships with technology companies. Learn more about George Bartlett on Crunchbase…

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Alastair Moore

Investment Manager @ Par Equity

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Alastair Moore is an Investment Manager at Par Equity. Learn more about Alastair Moore on Crunchbase…

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Julie Wake

Investment Manager @ Northstar Ventures

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Julie is an Investment Manager for the North East Social Investment Fund. Julie works closely with charities and social enterprises from across the North East, identifying opportunities to invest in sustainable, impactful organisations. Julie is an experienced Social Investor, having joined Northstar from Key Fund where she was the Lead Investment Officer for the North East. She was also preivously Head of Investments at The Social Investment Business. Learn more about Julie Wake on Crunchbase…

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James Thomas

Investment Manager @ Admiral Group

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Admiral Group is one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. Read more aboutAdmiral Group on Crunchbase…

Martin Clark

Investment Manager @ Maven Capital Partners

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Anna Godfrey

Private Equity Investment Manager @ Hermes GPE

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Anna is responsible for the analysis, due diligence and monitoring of funds and co-investments, with a particular focus on venture capital, including environmental technology. She was previously a member of the financial management team at National Bank of Australia, providing portfolio allocation, product development and client advisory services to pension funds. Anna is qualified as a Bachelor of Commerce & Administration and holds a BSc in Psychology from the Victoria University of Wellington. Learn more about Anna Godfrey on Crunchbase…

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Annie Radl

Social Investment Manager @ Social Tech Trust

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Join our team! We’re looking for an exceptional candidate to be our #Operations and #Finance Director. If you’re motivated by social impact and are looking for an exciting #newcareer move, take a look and apply now!
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Annie’s role is to ‘keep it real’, ensuring our programmes, such as the NT100 and Digital Reach, are grounded in lived experience, strong evidence and shared inspiration. She has over 15 years’ experience in community and international development, testing new approaches to pernicious social problems. Learn more about Annie Radl on Crunchbase…

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Ian Atkinson

Investment Manager @ Enterprise Ventures

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Ian joined Finance South Yorkshire (now part of Enterprise Ventures) in 2010 as an Investment Manager for the Finance Yorkshire Small Loan Fund, having previously worked as a Lending Manager for the Regional Loan Fund in Yorkshire & The Humber. He has considerable experience in business banking,having spent over 20 years with Barclays Bank in a variety of lending roles, providing funding solutions for start-up, small and medium sized businesses. He also has previous experience working as a Project Manager delivering government-backed grant schemes in the Yorkshire & Humber region, including assessment of grant funding applications. Learn more about Ian Atkinson on Crunchbase…

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Charlotte Knight

Social Investment Manager @ Social Tech Trust

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Charlotte manages the Trust’s digital channels and online presence, organises events, produces digital content and oversees campaigns including the NT100. She joined the Trust team in 2013, and makes it her mission to inspire others by sharing great stories about the social impact of our investments. Learn more about Charlotte Knight on Crunchbase…

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