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Top Influencers: 101 UK Founding Partner’s To Follow in 2022

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

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Chris Adelsbach

Founding Partner @ Outrun Ventures

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Chris is a UK-based entrepreneur, business mentor, and investor. He is Managing Partner of Outrun Ventures, Venture Partner at Techstars, and 2018/19 UKBAA Angel Investor of the year having invested in >170 companies. First/early investor in Railsbank, Atom Bank, Quant Network, Marshmallow, Cuvva, Kuda Bank and Smart Pension. Previously co-founder at Marlin Financial Group, sold to nasdaq listed Encore Capital in 2014. Learn more about Chris Adelsbach on Crunchbase…

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Mark Evans

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Mark is currently an LP and Investment Committee member at Kindred Capital, a European Seed-Stage Venture fund, based in London. He was a General Partner at Balderton Capital/ Benchmark Europe from 2002 through 2015, and an EIR at Benchmark Capital in 1999/2000. He spent the prior 15 years @ Goldman Sachs, where he was a General Partner and Management Committee member. He studied Economics at both University of Oxford and Queen’s University in Canada. Learn more about Mark Evans on Crunchbase…

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Anna Sweeting

Founding Partner @ Vaultier7

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Founding Partner at Vaultier7. Vaultier7 is a London-based, specialist private equity fund dedicated to providing growth capital to brands within Beauty & Personal care, Health & Wellness and Lifestyle. Learn more about Anna Sweeting on Crunchbase…

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Niklas Zennström

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner at Atomico. He works daily with founders and sits on the boards of Farmdrop, Lilium, Pipedrive, Oden Technologies and Varjo. Niklas is an experienced technology investor and entrepreneur, having previously co-founded and managed globally successful technology companies including Skype, Kazaa and Joltid. Niklas founded Atomico in 2006. He is passionate about partnering about founders solving big challenges facing their planet with digital technology. In 2007, he co-founded Zennström Philanthropies with his wife, Catherine. They focus their efforts in two areas: human rights and the environment. Niklas also founded the Race for the Baltic, a foundation for a well-managed and sustainable Baltic Sea, one of the most threatened major bodies of water in the world. Niklas is a keen yachtsman and has won four World Championships with his yacht racing team, Rán. Niklas holds dual degrees in Business and MSc Engineering Physics/Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden, and he spent his final year at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Niklas Zennström on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Pisker

Founding Partner @ Richmond Park Partners LLP

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Andrew Scott

Founding Partner @ 7percent Ventures

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Andrew J Scott, Founding Partner – based in London & San Francisco. 20 years in technology, founder of 6 startups; investor since 2014. As founder launched the world’s first location based social network (Playtxt 2001; patented), online digital news archive (BritishPathe.com, 2002), trust graph/recommendation engine using machine learning (Rummble, 2007; patented). In-between did strategy consulting for VCs and Corporates including Astra Zeneca, AT&T and Alcatel Lucent. Andrew is also co-founder of ICE, a non-profit global network of tech founders and investors, established in 2009. Specialisms include: D2C, social & market networks, B2B SaaS and quantum computing. Learn more about Andrew Scott on Crunchbase…

Ex-founders turned VCs, 7percent invests in early stage transformative and deep-tech startups and teams with moonshot ambitions. Read more about7percent Ventures on Crunchbase…

Robin Klein

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Robin Klein is the Non – Executive Chairman of MOO Print Ltd. He is also a Venture Partner at Index Ventures. Robin joined the London office of Index Ventures in April 2010 as a Venture Partner. He is a founding partner of The Accelerator Group, a seed investment company specialising in e-commerce, digital media and Internet services. He is currently Chairman of Quickbridge (Wonga), Moo Print Ltd, MyBuilder. He sits on the Boards of EDITD, Farfetch, FreeAgent, OneFineStay, Skimlinks, Zoopla. Robin is a governor of Rhyl primary school. He is also a past Chairman of Great Ormond Street hospital’s funding company. Robin has 25 years of operating experience, 20 years of which as entrepreneur and 14 years of investing experience and he has been on the boards of three publicly quoted companies. In his last operating role as Chairman and CEO of Innovations, he conducted the very first UK ecommerce transaction in May 1995. Since starting his investment career in earnest in 1998 by co-founding The Accelerator Group (TAG) with his son, Saul, they have made over sixty investments. Robin is passionate about helping to build the European technology start-up ecosystem and actively supports Saul in the promotion of Seedcamp and OpenCoffee. He has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. An MSc in Industrial Engineering. Learn more about Robin Klein on Crunchbase…

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Francesca Warner

Founding Partner @ Ada Ventures

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Francesca (known as Check) is one of the founding partners of Ada Ventures. Francesca is also the co-founder and CEO of Diversity VC, a non-profit made up of interested individuals working in venture capital, who seek to increase diversity of thought in the venture and tech industry. She’s worked at Seraphim Capital, Downing Ventures and Techstars. She graduated from Cambridge and worked in advertising before joining the VC industry. Francesca was named 35 Under 35 in Management Today 2018 and Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in 2019. Learn more about Francesca Warner on Crunchbase…

Ada Ventures is a venture capital fund, backed by entrepreneurs and a group of global, mission-aligned investors. Read more aboutAda Ventures on Crunchbase…

Leila Zegna

Founding Partner @ Kindred Capital

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Leila cofounded Kindred Capital in March 2015. Kindred aligns their ambitions and achievements with their portfolio. In structure and in spirit. Every entrepreneur Kindred invests in becomes a co-owner of the fund – creating a new category called ‘equitable venture’. Kindred backs companies early and works with the community of founders and advisers to help founders get further, faster from the very beginning. Prior to setting up Kindred, Leila helped start, advise, and grow start-ups since leaving Bain & Company back in 2007. She has worked with start-ups across 3 continents – Argentina (through the Endeavor network), the UK, and across both coasts of the United States. After earning her MBA from Harvard Business School, Leila moved to Silicon Valley to work in the beating heart of the tech ecosystem. Leila is passionate about supporting women leaders, and specifically finding ways to enable women to work on their own terms – she followed that passion to Plum District (a Kleiner Perkins and General Catalyst backed daily deals company focusing on the mom space) and joined as the General Manager. Leila left Plum District to join the founding team GenapSys, a groundbreaking genomics start-up based in Menlo Park. As the sole business hire for the first 2+ years, Leila was responsible for building the business and operating plans, creating and refining the financial model, and leading the fundraising efforts, successfully raising $50M in venture capital from top investors in seed, Series A, and Series B rounds of financing. The team grew from just a small few to over 50 people under Leila’s leadership. Leila has angel investments in 18 early stage companies in both Silicon Valley and the UK, where she now resides. She is an active advisor to several others, and always looking for new ways to engage with and support great founders. Learn more about Leila Zegna on Crunchbase…

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Isabel Fox

Founding Partner @ Luminous Ventures

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Isabel Fox is a mother, wellness coach, Peloton enthusiast and one of just a handful of female General Partners in the UK. Prior to founding Luminous Ventures, Isabel was head of Venture Capital at White Cloud Capital where she focused on early stage investments in life sciences and healthcare. With a background in investment banking and private equity turnarounds, Isabel founded and exited two corporate communications firms focused on the route to exit, co-founded two software start-ups (one exit) and been an active angel investor in the UK and US. She has worked in New York, San Francisco and London. At Luminous Ventures, Isabel has the opportunity to invest in visionary founders with breakthrough technologies, and backing deep-tech and science that matters. Learn more about Isabel Fox on Crunchbase…

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Camilla Dolan

Founding Partner @ Eka Ventures

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Camilla is focused on investing in brand led consumer companies, marketplaces, B2B Infrastructure and services. Before joining MMC, Camilla was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Co where she specialised in fin-tech and worked closely with a number of banks and payment service companies. Camilla has an MA in Law from Merton College, Oxford University. Prior to University she set up and ran a small equine business. Learn more about Camilla Dolan on Crunchbase…

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Tom Fleming

Founding partner @ Venrex

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Tom Fleming serves as a Director of Venrex Investment Management, LLP and Codilink UK Ltd. Learn more about Tom Fleming on Crunchbase…

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Alasdair Thong

Founding Partner @ Selvedge Venture

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Montse Suarez

Founding Partner @ Vaultier7

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Montse is Founding Partner at Vaultier7. Vaultier7 (also known as V7) is a London-based, specialist private equity fund dedicated to providing growth capital to brands within Beauty & Personal Care, Health & Wellness and Lifestyle. Prior to V7, Montse worked for Morgan Stanley IBD, followed by PE & Corporate VC for over 15 yrs. Learn more about Montse Suarez on Crunchbase…

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Miles Morland

Co-Founding Partner and Chairman @ Development Partners International

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Miles co-founded DPI in 2007 after having become non-executive Chairman of Blakeney Management (Blakeney) in July 2006 by which time the firm was considered to be one of the largest portfolio investors in many African stock markets. Blakeney was set up by Miles in 1990, first as a consultancy and, since 1994, as an asset management firm, investing in Africa and the Middle East. Blakeney was one of the first investors in many African markets and Miles played an active role in the development of markets in countries such as Ghana, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya and Tunisia. Before starting Blakeney, Miles spent 22 years in money management and investment banking in London and on Wall Street. Miles is also on the boards of SABMiller plc, the world’s second largest brewer and SouthWest Energy (BVI) Ltd, an Ethiopian oil exploration company. He was the founder and chairman for five years of the London Business School’s Africa Board. He read Law at the University of Oxford. Miles is a British citizen. Learn more about Miles Morland on Crunchbase…

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Ali Ojjeh

Founding Partner & CEO @ The Capital Partnership

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Ali brings an in-depth understanding of the financial markets with specific expertise in the energy and technology sectors. He is the chair of the firm’s executive and investment committees. Prior to co-founding TCP in 1998, Ali worked in various departments at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, including Equity Research, Equity Trading, Equity Proprietary Trading and Principal Investments. In 1996, he relocated to Morgan Stanley in London where he managed client portfolios at Morgan Stanley Asset Management. Ali holds a B.Sc. in Financial Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He received the “Best article of the year” award from the Wharton Journal in 1988. Learn more about Ali Ojjeh on Crunchbase…

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Robert Senior

Founding Partner @ Redrice Ventures

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Robert Senior joined Redrice Ventures as Partner in 2018. Learn more about Robert Senior on Crunchbase…

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Lomax Ward

Founding Partner @ Luminous Ventures

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Max was previously a healthcare and life science investor at White Cloud Capital, making venture and growth capital investments in Europe and Asia across a range of indications, technologies and services. Having graduated from the University of Cambridge, Max started out as a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May in London, Milan and Tokyo, sitting in the TMT and IP group. There he worked on, among other things, technology IPOs and M&A, giving him a taste for the commercial and investment side. His experience in intellectual property and regulation is particularly useful for the deep technology companies in which Luminous invests. Outside of the office, Max is often to be found trail running in the mountains or (where he can’t get away) the Surrey Hills. Learn more about Lomax Ward on Crunchbase…

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Mohammad Reza Abrishamchi

Founding Partner @ Iratel Ventures

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Kjartan Rist

Founding Partner @ Concentric

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Kjartan has spent the last 20 years working in the technology sector as a founder, advisor, board member, and investor. As a Founding Partner of Concentric, the London & Copenhagen-based venture capital firm, he works with early-stage tech businesses (Seed+ through Series B) to support their development and accelerate growth. Current investments include Airsorted, Huckletree, PayAsUGym, Pockit, Public.io, Digital Risks, Frontier Car Group, Insly, Memory.ai, Duedil, Coindirect etc. Concentric take a hands-on, founder focused approach to start-up investment and is passionate about strengthening the profile of the European Venture Capital sector. Prior to Concentric, Kjartan co-founded the venture fund DN Capital and the merchant bank Korral Partners, and have been instrumental in 70+ transactions. Kjartan graduated from the University of Bath and with an MBA from Imperial College London. Learn more about Kjartan Rist on Crunchbase…

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Matt Penneycard

Founding Partner @ Ada Ventures

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Matt is one of the founding partners of Ada Ventures. Prior to founding Ada Ventures, Matt was an angel investor and venture capitalist, including founding an early-stage tech fund based in New York. Matt studied law at the University of Durham and in his spare time he runs ultramarathons! Learn more about Matt Penneycard on Crunchbase…

Ada Ventures is a venture capital fund, backed by entrepreneurs and a group of global, mission-aligned investors. Read more aboutAda Ventures on Crunchbase…

Benjamin Habbel

Founding Partner & CEO @ Limestone Capital AG

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Benjamin is the Founding Partner & CEO of Limestone Capital AG. Prior to starting Limestone, Benjamin was a Founding CEO of Voyat, the leading direct booking platform for hospitality. He oversaw the growth of Voyat from inception, institutional venture rounds, international expansion to acquisition by Intent Media in 2016. He also serves on the executive committee of Mövenpick Hotels as an external advisor. Prior, Benjamin served as the Chief of Staff to Marissa Mayer at Google Inc. He holds a bachelor degree from Copenhagen Business School and attended the post graduate executive academy at the Wharton School of Business. Learn more about Benjamin Habbel on Crunchbase…

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Igor Tikhturov

Founding Partner @ TrueSight Ventures

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TrueSight Ventures is a venture capital firm with offices in London and Stockholm, focused on Pre-Seed and Seed investments. Our fund invests in companies across Europe with a specific focus on the UK and Nordic markets. We believe in partnering with great founders at the start of their incredible journey. We support founding teams by advising on strategic business decisions and providing relevant industry contacts across the globe. Learn more about Igor Tikhturov on Crunchbase…

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Simon Tobelem

CEO & Founding Partner @ Arie Capital

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Simon Tobelem is a globally experienced Investment and Business Development professional. A Strategic advisor to senior Management and Boards using simultaneously strong analytical and financial engineering skills with “big picture” vision. An Entrepreneur, who speaks fluently 5 languages, specialized in designing and implementing schemes and solutions to help grow and transform my clients businesses in International environments Learn more about Simon Tobelem on Crunchbase…

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Oleg Tikhturov

Founding Partner @ TrueSight Ventures

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Founding Partner at TrueSight Ventures, venture capital firm focused on seed investments in Europe. At TrueSight Ventures we partner with founding teams and support them by advising on strategic business decisions and providing relevant industry contacts. Learn more about Oleg Tikhturov on Crunchbase…

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Dugald Agble

Co-Founding Partner @ 8 Miles

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Doug is a co-founding partner at 8 Miles with over eighteen years’ experience in private equity and real estate investment. He is a member of the Investment Committee, the Management Committee and the 8 Miles Board. Doug sits on the board of various portfolio companies, including Blue Skies Holdings, Eagle Chemicals, Awash Wine and Verde Beef Processing. Prior to 8 Miles, he was a senior member of Helios Investment Partners. Doug started his career at Terra Firma Capital Partners and holds a masters and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Learn more about Dugald Agble on Crunchbase…

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Antony Adel

Founding Partner @ Realmless

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Carl Bauer

Founding Partner @ Eos Venture Partners

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Carl joined Eos as a member of the investment committee in 2016 before also joining as a General Partner in early 2017. Carl has spent his career as financial services investment banker mostly focused on insurance. He has held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Greenhill over a 25 year period. On the InsurTech/Fintech front, Carl has advised clients in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France and Scandinavia including as a member of associated advisory boards. He is also an active venture capital investor and sits on a number of advisory boards. Learn more about Carl Bauer on Crunchbase…

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Peter Davies

Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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Peter is the founder of Verv. A serial entrepreneur with an engineering background, Peter also founded Austin Consultants, the UK’s highest certified LabVIEW Consultancy specialising in automated test, measurement and control systems for aerospace and automotive industries. Co-founder of the European Workshop for NILM technology and organiser of the London LabVIEW user group, Peter was also a finalist for the Rising Star Award in the Energy Innovation Awards in 2014 and then went on to win Innovator of the Year at the 2016 Business Green Technology Awards. Learn more about Peter Davies on Crunchbase…

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Eddie Anderson

Founding Partner @ Pentech Ventures

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Eddie is the founding partner of Pentech, leading all Pentech’s fund raising processes. His areas of interest include enterprise infrastructure and transformation, mobile gaming, marketplaces and SaaS based business models. He has led investments in a variety of portfolio companies including, transportation technology company Applied Generics (sold to TomTom), enterprise infrastructure company Enigmatec (sold to iWave), SaaS based financial services company VelSys (sold to Lisasoft), software performance and security company CriticalBlue, aviation enterprise transformation company Flightman, and mobile games company Outplay Entertainment. Prior to founding Pentech, Eddie was the co-founder and CEO of Objective Software Technology, a company providing tools for developers worldwide, taking the company from start-up to successful exit to Wind River Systems where he then led new product development. Eddie has a B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Physics from the University of Strathclyde. Learn more about Eddie Anderson on Crunchbase…

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Nick Jones

Founding Partner & Chairman @ Galvanise Capital

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Nick is a serial entrepreneur who has worked cutting edge of the digital industry since 2000. Nick joined the launch team at Goto.com (latterly Overture Services) pioneering the search engine space in the UK. He subsequently held senior positions at Yahoo! following Overture’s acquisition in 2004 including launching Europe’s first mobile advertising solution. In 2006 Nick co-founded digital agency I Spy Marketing and led the business to 60+ employees before it was sold to Dentsu/Aegis in 2012. Nick also co-founded spin out business “Upcast Social”, a leading Facebook Ad management platform later sold to Mediamath. Between 2012 and 2018 Nick was a full time Angel Investor and held multiple Chairman, Non-Executive and Advisory roles in the Tech space. He founded investment syndicate Galvanise Capital in 2012 and now fills the role of non-executive chairman. In December 2017 the itch to get back into entrepreneurial life in a hands-on capacity grew too strong and he co-founded Zumo with long-time collaborator Paul Roach. Having spent the last 24 months building the product Nick and his team are now taking Zumo to market. Learn more about Nick Jones on Crunchbase…

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Jonathan Maxwell

Founding Partner & CEO @ Sustainable Development Capital

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Jonathan Maxwell is CEO and Founding Partner of SDCL. He is a specialist in sustainable infrastructure investment. Prior to establishing SDCL, he was at HSBC Infrastructure and managed the first London Stock Exchange listed infrastructure fund IPO in 2006. Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience in international financial markets, involving investment in infrastructure, real estate, private equity and listed securities. Jonathan established SDCL’s institutional investment business, which has created and manages a series of innovative government backed clean energy investment funds and companies in the UK & Ireland, North America and Asia. SDCL has attracted a broad base of institutional investors and has a strong investment track record. Jonathan graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern History. Learn more about Jonathan Maxwell on Crunchbase…

Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL) is specialist investment banking and asset management firm. Read more aboutSustainable Development Capital on Crunchbase…

Manjit Dale

Founding Partner @ TDR Capital

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Manjit Dale founded TDR Capital with Stephen Robertson in 2002, with whom he had previously worked at DB Capital Partners. He has over 25 years experience in private equity, leveraged finance and consulting. Previously Manjit was Managing Director and Head of DB Capital Partners Europe and predecessor firm BT Capital Partners, which he joined in 1994. He started his career in the Management Consultancy division of Arthur Andersen and moved into private equity in 1989 with 3i plc, and later with NM Rothschild. Manjit holds a Masters degree in Economics from Cambridge University. Learn more about Manjit Dale on Crunchbase…

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Aapo Bovellan

Founding Partner @ Proxy Ventures

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Entrepreneur responsible for creating Uplause and Supercell brands. Aapo was in charge of the critically acclaimed global redesign of Nokia’s brand identity, including the creation of Nokia Pure typeface which won Design Museum’s Graphic Design of the Year 2012. Learn more about Aapo Bovellan on Crunchbase…

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Daniel Reis

Founding Partner @ Petroleum Equity

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Daniel Reis is an experienced private equity investor in the real asset space, with prior experience at Barclays Capital, where he primarily focused on Energy opportunities. Prior to Barclays, Daniel held various advisory positions with Deloitte in the natural resource sector first in Financial Audit and Consulting in Zurich and later in M&A Advisory, Due Diligence and Technical Accounting in the Global Energy Markets team in New York. Daniel holds an MBA in Economics and Financial Management from the University of Berne in Switzerland. Learn more about Daniel Reis on Crunchbase…

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Sarah Chenevix-Trench

Founding Partner @ Earlymarket

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Sarah is also co-founder of Oroonoko Productions, a small film company in London. Before this, she spent 7 years in Asia and collaborated on several documentary film projects, with the main series being on Hong Kong’s environment. Oroonoko are now working on her second film set in wartime London. ​She has recently become involved in a well established international nature research charity and she runs a 200 acre eco farm in the East of England monitored by motion capture cameras. She has a degree in Zoology, is a qualified private helicopter pilot, and has 3 children. Learn more about Sarah Chenevix-Trench on Crunchbase…

Earlymarket is a London-based investment fund that provides seed capital to companies in the technology industry. Read more aboutEarlymarket on Crunchbase…

Alfredo Mattera

Co-Chief Investment Officer & Founding Partner @ Warwick Capital LLP

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Alfredo co-founded Warwick with Ian Burgess in 2010. Prior to this, Alfredo was at Polygon, responsible for building and managing the global credit business. From 2001-2004 Alfredo was at Barclays Capital overseeing special situations proprietary positions. Alfredo was with CSFB in New York and London from 1997-2001 in the high yield group covering the gaming, telecom, cable & wireless sectors. He started his career at Price Waterhouse in 1994. Alfredo graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Syracuse University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA Charterholder. Learn more about Alfredo Mattera on Crunchbase…

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Roger Nagioff

Founding Partner @ JRJ Group

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Roger is a Founding Partner of JRJ Group, and brings almost three decades of operating and investing experience in the financial services industry to JRJ Group. An operational expert, Roger is closely involved in the portfolio company selection process, as well as the development and execution of portfolio company strategy. Prior to co-founding JRJ Group, he served in various senior executive positions within Lehman Brothers, holding leadership roles in a number of business lines, in Europe and the United States. Roger was Global Head of Fixed Income at Lehman Brothers, succeeding to the role from his previous position as Chief Operating Officer for Europe. Before that, he served as Head of European Equities, and later, as Co-Head of Global Equities, at Lehman Brothers. Alongside Jeremy Isaacs, Roger was central to the strategic development and implementation of Lehman Brothers’ international businesses in Europe and Asia. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he worked for Natwest Markets with responsibilities for risk management, trading and derivatives sales. Roger holds a BA degree in law from City University, London. He is a director of Palace Capital plc. Roger serves as a non-executive director of both Marex and ETX Capital, where he chairs the Risk committee. Learn more about Roger Nagioff on Crunchbase…

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Stephen Robertson

Founding Partner @ TDR Capital

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Steve Robertson founded TDR Capital with Manjit Dale in 2002, with whom he had previously worked at DB Capital Partners. He has over 30 years of private equity, mezzanine and leveraged finance experience. Previously Steve was Managing Partner at DB Capital Partners, Managing Director of European Leveraged Finance at Merrill Lynch and spent nine years as Managing Director of European Leveraged Finance at Bankers Trust. Steve holds a Masters degree in Economics from Aberdeen University. Learn more about Stephen Robertson on Crunchbase…

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Alastair Lukies CBE

Founding Partner @ Motive Partners

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Alastair Lukies CBE is a UK businessman and entrepreneur best known as a pioneer and a champion for the UK’s globally FinTech industry. He founded Monitise in 2003. Three years later, Monitise was recognized as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum and in June 2007 Alastair led the company’s demerger from Morse and listing on the LSE’s AIM market. During his time as CEO, Monitise grew to a market cap of $2 billion, employing 1500 staff on four continents. In January 2014, Alastair was appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and today acts as the sole Business Ambassador for FinTech. He was named Non-Executive Chairman of FinTech industry body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in August 2014. Alastair was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity in June 2014 and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards. Prior to conceiving, financing and successfully building Monitise, Alastair was a co-founder of epolitix.com, the portal for Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions. Learn more about Alastair Lukies CBE on Crunchbase…

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Werner Grub

Founding Partner @ Richmond Park Partners LLP

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Werner has spent his career in risk management, building up extensive experience working across Eastern Europe and Asia. As Global Head of Risk Policy and Process at Dresdner Bank, Werner was responsible for credit and market risk at group level. He was also a member of the Credit Committee of Dresdner’s investment banking arm. In addition, Werner served as Dresdner Group’s Chief of Staff, overseeing the credit flow to the board, supervisory board and respective Allianz committees. Werner holds an Economics degree and Masters from Eberhard-Karls University, Tubingen. Learn more about Werner Grub on Crunchbase…

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Alexandru Agachi

Co-Founding Partner @ Empiric Capital

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Julian Carter

Founding Partner & Managing Director @ EC1 Capital

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Julian Carter is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of EC1 Capital. Julian is a hands-on entrepreneur and experienced executive with over 20 years of working in web-related companies in verticals such as Casual Social Games, Interactive TV, Mobile, Classifieds Publishing, SEO and Legacy Software Modernisation in the UK and Ireland. Julian currently sits on the board of WeSwap, User Replay, Glean.in, Truly Experiences, CitySocializer, LoyaltyLion, Hypaship, Tailster, Big Data For Humans and HandsHQ. Learn more about Julian Carter on Crunchbase…

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Catharine Dockery

Founding Partner @ Vice Ventures

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Catharine Dockery currently serves Vice Ventures as a founding partner. Learn more about Catharine Dockery on Crunchbase…

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David Orman

Founding Partner @ Hatch House

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David has a unique and varied background across the worlds of venture capital, start-ups, marketing, digital media, entertainment and sport. David spent the early part of his career at Eurosport Television where he was Sales Director across the UK, US and Scandinavia. David has worked directly for some of the world’s most successful and high profile entrepreneurs at companies including 19 Entertainment, Joost, Queens Park Rangers FC, Templewood Merchant Bank and Outer Capital. David is currently: – VP at Kwamecorp Ventures (investing in start-ups), – Strategic Advisor at Streamhub (real time audience analytics for the media industry) – Non-Executive Director at Carabiner Partners (design agency) – Non-Executive Director at Odyssey Mobile Interaction (mobile advertising agency) Learn more about David Orman on Crunchbase…

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William Lebens

Founding Partner @ Edge

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Will is a founder and strategist @ DADI, a decentralised web services platform powered by blockchain technology. Previously Managing Director at multi-award-winning technology company Airlock and member of the Senior Management Council at Leo Burnett Group. I have been founding tech companies since 1998 (specialising in web services, content and data management) and was a Non-Executive Director for Symphony CMS. Specialities: business analysis & strategy, long term client relationships, big data, publishing and content management, emerging tech. Learn more about William Lebens on Crunchbase…

Edge is a peer-to-peer network that offers decentralized web services. Read more aboutEdge on Crunchbase…

Paul Soanes

Founding Partner @ Worth Capital

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I’m a serial entrepreneur and avid start-up investor. I co-founded iD (www.idagency.com) in 1994, one of the UK’s first experiential marketing agencies. iD is now a multi-award winning agency whose enduring success has been driven by it’s ability to continually innovate and lead experiential communications in the UK. In 2003, I co-founded Brandspace (www.brandspace.com) which revolutionised the way brands accessed & bought media in major destinations such as airports and malls. We sold Brandspace to a private equity backed group just 5 years later. More recently in August 2014, I co-founded Worth Capital, now home of The Start-Up Series – the UK’s largest seed funding competition. A unique approach to SEIS & EIS investing, the Start-Up Series Fund has invested over £4.2m into some of the UK’s most promising young businesses. I also sit on the board of directors for a number of our portfolio companies, sharing my years of battle scars and helping to accelerate growth. Learn more about Paul Soanes on Crunchbase…

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Leo Ringer

Founding Partner @ Form Ventures

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Leo co-founded Form Ventures, a new early stage VC focused on regulated markets, after ten years advising companies, investors and politicians on how public policy shapes business growth. He was Head of UK at leading policy advisory Global Counsel, prior to which he advised two UK Secretaries of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on economic policy. He has led the financial services and tax policy teams at the Confederation of British Industry and has worked at think tanks including the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Learn more about Leo Ringer on Crunchbase…

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Matthew Cushen

Founding Partner @ Worth Capital

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An innovator, entrepreneur and, so far successful, seed investor. Helping entrepreneurs & investors, having co-founded Worth Capital – who run the Start-Up Series, the largest seed funding competition in the UK, and the Start-Up Series Fund, the vehicle for investors to back the brightest talent with the smartest new ideas. Working with large businesses through my innovation consultancy Uprising – helping leaders to create the conditions for innovation to thrive. Broad strategy and operational experience gained in large businesses as a leader and as a consultant, and in small start-ups as an entrepreneur and Investor Director. An unusual but potent combination of lateral (strategic & creative) thinking and logical (analytical & problem solving) skills. Experienced in developed (UK, Europe and Australia) and emerging markets (India, China and the Middle East). With deep knowledge of retail – brand, service, buying, supply chain and operations. A regular speaker at conferences across the world and regular writer in the business press. Found once or twice a week experiencing bleeding edge writing, directing and acting in London’s fringe theatre, Learn more about Matthew Cushen on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Wrobel

Founding Partner, Strategy & Content; Leader, Tech Emerging Europe Advocates @ Emerging Europe

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Andrew Wrobel is head of editorial at Emerging Europe, an online publication discussing business opportunities in 23 countries across Central and Eastern Europe. Trained as a journalist and a film maker, he has worked for broadcast media for over a decade. Since the beginning of his career he has covered business, investment, trade, macro-economy and political economy and, occasionally, culture and tourism. He regularly interviews political and business leaders about economics, business and politics. His main area of expertise is Central and Eastern Europe. He has authored and contributed to a number of international business, investment and trade-related publications, guides and reports, mainly about the CEE region. Learn more about Andrew Wrobel on Crunchbase…

Emerging Europe Promoting discussion about business opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe. Read more aboutEmerging Europe on Crunchbase…

Sam Evans

Founding Partner @ Eos Venture Partners

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Sam runs Eos Venture Partners, an independent, specialist investment and advisory businesses for leading InsurTech innovators. Eos was established in 2016 to facilitate investment for the growing number of InsurTech start-ups. Prior to establishing Eos, Sam was a partner at KPMG where he led the Global Deal Advisory business for insurance. During his career, Sam has worked on over $75bn of insurance related transactions and has worked in many of the large mature and high growth insurance markets around the globe having lived in Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the UK. Learn more about Sam Evans on Crunchbase…

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Mark Harford

Founding Partner @ Vitruvian Partners

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Mark is a founder of Vitruvian Partners and its COO. His responsibilities include Investor Relations. Prior to Vitruvian, Mark was a Partner at Bridgepoint having formerly been a strategy consultant and a member of the corporate finance group at Bass Plc. He has a BA from Durham University and an MBA from INSEAD. Learn more about Mark Harford on Crunchbase…

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Matthew Falla

Founding Partner @ Parallel

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Parallel is a product development firm that helps companies develop proposals based on simulations and synthetic environments. Read more aboutParallel on Crunchbase…

Archimede Mulas

Founding Partner @ Collective Equity Ownership

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CEO is a London-based collective equity fund offering ambitious founders and shareholders liquidity and diversification. Read more aboutCollective Equity Ownership on Crunchbase…

Sven Tiefenthal

Founding Partner @ Petroleum Equity

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Sven Tiefenthal is a senior Oil and Gas Executive with more than 25 years of industry experience and is an internationally recognised expert on oil and gas reserves and valuations. Prior to Petroleum Equity, Sven was a senior Partner at TRACS International, a leading oil & gas technical consultancy business. As part of this role, Sven held a variety of senior technical, managerial, and advisory positions in a number of Oil and Gas companies. He began his career at Shell International as an engineer in the Netherlands and Oman. Sven holds an MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London and is a Chartered Engineer (UK Engineering Council). Learn more about Sven Tiefenthal on Crunchbase…

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Miia Bovellan

Founding Partner @ Proxy Ventures

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Miia Bovellan is a Founding Partner Experience as an early stage investor in 16 companies via Proxy, and several others privately. Miia is responsible for analysing deal flow, issuing term sheets and managing the process of closing investments. She is a researcher with a PhD in life sciences from London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL, and has been published in several peer reviewed journals. Learn more about Miia Bovellan on Crunchbase…

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Arnaud Dassier

Founding Partner @ Allo-Media

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Arnaud Dassier is an entrepreneur who has been involved in the web industry for twenty years, especially after having led one of the major internet agencies is the 2000s, “l’Enchanteur des medias” sold in 2010 to a holding listed on the stock exchange. Today, he is a business angel and major stockholder in Allo-Media, he guides the firm in its strategic development. He is member of the Board of Allo-Media. Learn more about Arnaud Dassier on Crunchbase…

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Xanyar Kamangar

Founding Partner @ Griffon Capital

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James Edward Vardy

Founding Partner @ Turn Partners

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Turn Partners is a startup studio focusing on the acquisition, turnaround, and creation of fast growth small and medium online companies. Read more aboutTurn Partners on Crunchbase…

Jörgen Eriksson

Founding Partner & Managing Director @ Stream Innovation

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Jörgen Eriksson is a Founding Partner at Bearing Consulting. Learn more about Jörgen Eriksson on Crunchbase…

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Christian Thümer

Founding Partner @ Parallel

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Parallel is a product development firm that helps companies develop proposals based on simulations and synthetic environments. Read more aboutParallel on Crunchbase…

Rezaah Ahmad

Founding Partner and CEO @ WiseAlpha

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As founder and CEO Rezaah is responsible for driving the strategic growth of wiseAlpha and managing its operations day to day. Rezaah is an entrepreneur who started his career in the M&A and Leveraged finance teams at Deutsche Bank. He helped structure and execute numerous multi-billion debt financing and advisory transactions. He then worked at a multi-billion hedge fund investing in senior secured loans, high yield bonds, credit derivatives, equity and distressed debt. Rezaah has also been a board director and strategic advisor to TeleColumbus, a large cable television business in Germany. Rezaah studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and Management at the Judge Institute, University of Cambridge. Learn more about Rezaah Ahmad on Crunchbase…

WiseAlpha is the UK’s leading digital bond market giving investors access to the world of corporate bonds. Read more aboutWiseAlpha on Crunchbase…

Ian Burgess

Co-Chief Investment Officer & Founding Partner @ Warwick Capital LLP

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Ian co-founded Warwick with Alfredo Mattera in 2010. Between 2006 and 2009 Ian was jointly responsible for the credit strategy at Polygon. Prior to joining Polygon, Ian was a partner and European head of MatlinPatterson, a private equity firm, whose mandate is to invest in and take control of companies. MatlinPatterson was a 2001 buy-out of the CSFB proprietary special situations group, where Ian was responsible for European investments, having joined in 1997 from a similar role at WestLB. Upon leaving CSFB Ian opened and established MatlinPatterson’s London office. Ian started his career in 1984 at Arthur Andersen, followed by six years, from 1987, as an investment banker at Samuel Montagu, including two years in Italy. Ian holds a Master’s degree in History from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Accountant. Learn more about Ian Burgess on Crunchbase…

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Runa Alam

Co-Founding Partner and CEO @ Development Partners International

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Runa co-founded DPI in 2007. She has 29 years of investment banking, emerging market entrepreneurship and private equity experience. Before DPI, Runa was CEO of KZAM, a joint venture between Zephyr Management of New York and Kingdom Holding Company, which managed PAIP-PCAP, sponsored by the International Finance Corporation and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Runa also acted as CEO of ZMAIF (known as the New Africa Fund prior to Zephyr Management taking over the management in 2000 and Runa’s involvement), sponsored by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where she helped implement a successful turnaround of the fund. Runa was formerly a director of the AIG Africa Infrastructure Fund, managed by Emerging Market Partnership in Washington, and has “on-the-ground” management experience in emerging markets having founded and managed both Peregrine Bangladesh and Union Capital Bangladesh in the 1990s. Runa started her career in New York working for investment banks including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in mergers and acquisitions and corporate and tax-exempt finance. Runa serves on the Eaton Towers Holding LLP, ETW Africa Holdings UK Limited, Guaranty Trust Assurance plc and Touax Africa SAS boards of directors, and has previously served on the Liberty Star Consumer Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, United Bank of Africa plc, Letshego Holdings Limited and Celtel boards of directors. Runa is Chair of the African Venture Capital Association and a member of the Emerging Market Private Equity Association advisory board and its Africa Council. She is also a member of the Millennium Promise’s UK board and is on the advisory board of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Runa sits on the advisory council of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, her Alma Mater. She holds a BA in International and Developmental Economics from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She was also a Harry S. Truman Congressional Scholar. Runa is a US citizen. Learn more about Runa Alam on Crunchbase…

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Graeme Sword

Founding Partner @ Blue Water Energy

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Graeme co-founded Blue Water Energy in 2011. Graeme’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation. Graeme is involved in investment activities across the entire energy industry. Graeme has particular expertise in the worldwide oil & gas reserves and oilfield services sectors of the industry. He has over 20 years of private equity experience. Before joining Blue Water Energy, he was Partner and Head of Oil & Gas at 3i, a UK-based private equity firm. Prior to joining 3i in 1995, Graeme was a Brand Manager at Unilever. He holds an M.A. (Hons) degree in Geography and Political Science from the University of Dundee. Graeme served as a board member of Agora Oil & Gas until 2012 where, as part of the management team, a trade sale to Cairn Energy was completed. Graeme is currently a board member of, Unique Group, Siccar Point Energy, Wellesley Petroleum, 3T Group, px Group and Apex International. Learn more about Graeme Sword on Crunchbase…

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Toby Orr

Founding Partner @ Shearwater Global

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Usman Haque

Founding Partner @ Umbrellium

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Umbrellium designs and builds technological tools to support citizen empowerment and high-impact engagement in cities. Read more aboutUmbrellium on Crunchbase…

Christopher Mair

Founding Partner @ Edge

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Chris is an internationally experienced digital strategist with specialist knowledge of publishing technologies.He is the key architect behind the decentralized business strategy @ DADI and holds responsibility for strategy & business development activities, including sales & marketing. Learn more about Christopher Mair on Crunchbase…

Edge is a peer-to-peer network that offers decentralized web services. Read more aboutEdge on Crunchbase…

Arun Subbiah

Founding Partner @ Petroleum Equity

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Arun Subbiah is a senior Oil and Gas Executive with more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to Petroleum Equity, Arun operated as a serial E&P entrepreneur, building up and divesting ventures in Russia (Petro Russo Holdings) and Nigeria (Gulf of Guinea Energy). He began his career at Shell International in E&P, where he focused on strategic planning and economics in Nigeria, the UK and the Netherlands. Arun holds a PhD and BSc from King’s College, London and an MSc in Management from the London Business School. Learn more about Arun Subbiah on Crunchbase…

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Joanne Thompson

Founding Partner @ Spring Partners

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Spring is a management consulting firm that helps startups, scaleups, and disruptors address challenges and maximize their potential. Read more aboutSpring Partners on Crunchbase…

Owen Trotter

Managing Partner & Founding Partner @ Key Capital Partners

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Owen Trotter is a chartered accountant with over 12 years’ experience of private equity investing in both Europe and North America. Owen spent five years with Granville Baird (now Baird Capital Partners), firstly in the UK and then in Germany. More recently. Owen was a partner in the Mezzanine Fund of the Royal Bank of Canada, based in Toronto. During that time, he held a number of non-executive directorships. Owen lives in Shropshire with his wife and their dog. He is a keen squash player and a long suffering supporter of Lincoln City FC. Learn more about Owen Trotter on Crunchbase…

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Robert Brown

Founding Partner @ Motive Partners

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Robert Brown co-founded BearTooth in partnership with Riverstone in 2014. Prior to co-founding BearTooth, Robert Brown was a Managing Director / Partner and Global Head of Marketing & Limited Partner Services for Advent International. Prior to Advent, he was a Managing Director / Partner at The Carlyle Group where he focused on North American fundraising and investor relations. Robert Brown joined Carlyle in 1999 and during his tenure there raised capital for the firm’s investment partnerships, including funds and co-investments, and was actively involved in product development, fund formation and marketing strategy for these partnerships. Bob also served on the firm’s Investor Relations Coordinating Committee focusing on new fund initiatives, capital formation and limited partner relationships. Prior to Carlyle, he was a Vice President in the Private Equity Group at Merrill Lynch from 1994 to 1999. There, he was responsible for raising private equity, real estate, hedge fund, co-investment capital and direct private placements for almost 100 transactions. Robert Brown received his B.A. from Southern Methodist University and his M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. Learn more about Robert Brown on Crunchbase…

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Colin Berthoud

Founding Partner @ TIM Group

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Founder of two financial technology companies, establishing market leadership in multiple nascent markets. Specialties:Transformation of financial markets using emerging techology and processes. Learn more about Colin Berthoud on Crunchbase…

TIM Group is a provider of alpha-generating information technologies for the financial services industry. Read more aboutTIM Group on Crunchbase…

Adrian Austin

Co-founding Partner @ Activate Studio

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David Calder

Founding Partner @ Penta Capital

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David is a founding Partner of Penta and was previously an Investment Executive within the private equity team at the Royal Bank of Scotland until 1999. David is a Chartered Accountant and worked with Coopers & Lybrand in Edinburgh and Toronto after graduating from the University of Edinburgh. Learn more about David Calder on Crunchbase…

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Oliver Haarmann

Founding Partner @ Searchlight Capital Partners

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Haarmann is a Founding Partner of Searchlight, and is jointly responsible for overseeing the Firm’s activities with the two other Founding Partners. Mr. Haarmann is a member of the Boards of Ocean Outdoor and Hunter Boot Limited. Prior to co-founding Searchlight, Mr. Haarmann was a partner of KKR & Co L.P. (“KKR”) in London. He serves as a trustee of Surgo Foundation, IntoUniversity, and ArtAngel. He graduated from Brown University with BA degrees in International Relations and History and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Oliver Haarmann on Crunchbase…

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Jose Manuel de la Infiesta

Founding Partner @ Black Toro Capital

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José Manuel is a Founding Partner of Black Toro Capital and brings over 20 years of significant international experience in the financial and investment markets, specifically in the area of corporate finance. He is a board member of Papeles El Carmen, Marypaz, ADL Bionatur Solutions, Muving Ecosystem and Amichi. He started his professional career at Paine Webber (acquired by UBS) developing the institutional coverage base in Spain. He is a Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta and a life member of the Iberoamerican Benevolent Society (London), charity for the integration of Hispanic immigrants. He holds a BA in International Economics from the American University of Paris Learn more about Jose Manuel de la Infiesta on Crunchbase…

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Charlie Law

Founding Partner @ Genesis One Capital

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Alex Klein

COO / Founding Partner @ Efficio

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Efficio provides traditional procurement consulting services. Read more aboutEfficio on Crunchbase…

Greg Rice

Co-founding Partner @ Activate Studio

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Chris Barnes

Founding Partner @ Ocean 14 Capital

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Clive Buckley

Founding Partner @ First Office Hub

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Jackie Fast

Founding Partner @ Sandbox Studios

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Julian Leadbeater

Founding Partner & CIO @ HomeRenter

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HomeRenter is a marketplace for private rentals, connecting tenants and private landlords. Read more aboutHomeRenter on Crunchbase…

Sandy Royden

Founding Partner, Joint CEO & COO @ OPEN Health

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A pharmacist by profession with nearly 25 years’ experience within the industry, Sandy has a great grounding in pharmaceutical marketing at a Global, European and UK domestic level. Prior to OPEN Health, Sandy worked in clinical development, sales, marketing and communications at Novartis and Sanofi, followed by 5 years at Huntsworth Health, where she headed up the European team; managing the integrated brand communications, medical communications and market research offerings. With broad experience across the communications mix, Sandy’s specific areas of focus are market access and medical communications. Learn more about Sandy Royden on Crunchbase…

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Chris Carter

Founding Partner @ Origin Asset Management

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Chris is a Founding Partner of Origin Asset Management. He was previously a senior investment manager at Investec Asset Management, where he was one of the architects of the company’s investment process and managed global equity and balanced portfolios. Prior to joining Investec, he was head of the Global Investment Strategy team at UBS. Chris has also held senior global equity portfolio management positions at CIGNA International and at Worldinvest (now New Star). Chris is a graduate of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, with an MA Honours Degree in Economics and Philosophy. Learn more about Chris Carter on Crunchbase…

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Peter English

Founding Partner @ Foresight Group

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Peter English co-founded Foresight Group in in 1984 to raise a new fund for investment in unquoted technology companies based in the UK, the US and France. He has over 50 years of experience and, though partly retired, maintains a keen interest in the firm, acting as a mentor to the Private Equity team. Prior to joining Foresight Peter worked at 3i Ventures as an Investment Manager, where he was recruited to make early stage technology investments in Europe and North America. Peter holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester. Learn more about Peter English on Crunchbase…

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Jeremy Isaacs

Founding Partner @ JRJ Group

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Jeremy is a Founding Partner of JRJ Group, and brings close to three decades of financial services industry and investment experience to JRJ Group. At JRJ Group, Jeremy is closely involved with the implementation and guidance of fund strategy, as well as the development and execution of portfolio company strategy. He is also central to the development and maintenance of JRJ Group’s extensive financial industry relationships with senior personnel across the institutional landscape, as well as with regulators and governments. Prior to establishing JRJ Group, in late 2008, Jeremy held senior executive positions with Lehman Brothers, beginning in 1996. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Europe and the Middle East in 1999, and was additionally named CEO of Asia-Pacific in 2000, positions in which he served until 2008. During his tenure at Lehman Brothers, Jeremy -together with Roger Nagioff- was instrumental in the development of Lehman Brothers’ international operations, a process which consisted of both business-building (equities, fixed income, investment banking, asset management) and geographic expansion (Europe, Asia, Middle East). By 2007, Lehman Brothers’ international operations had grown to represent more than half of group revenues. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, he led the European equity derivatives trading business of Goldman Sachs. Learn more about Jeremy Isaacs on Crunchbase…

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Greg Cripps

Founding Partner & President @ Prism Valuation

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Greg has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering (McMaster 1993) and more than 12 years Front Office experience as a Trader/Structurer of complex derivatives (Toronto Dominion Securities London, Citibank London, and Citibank Toronto). Learn more about Greg Cripps on Crunchbase…

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Alex Miller

Founding Partner @ Byte

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Byte is an independent marketing technology agency that has expertise in data, technology, creative content and paid media. Read more aboutByte on Crunchbase…

Andrew Johnson

Founding Partner @ Beaumont Capital

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Paul Tourret

Founding Partner @ Base 10 Ventures

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Paul is a serial entreprenuer, with multiple start-up experience and a long history of identifying and executing on market opportunities in both the online security and hardware space. Paul co-founded GMO GlobalSign, a global Certification Authority and over the last 10 years helped grow the company to over 400 people and established leading market positions in several verticals and global territories. During this period, GlobalSign rapidly increased revenue, earnings and equity value through a variety of growth initiatives that included both organic expansion and accretive acquisitions. In 2016 he exited GlobalSign with Steve Waite and together they launched Base 10 Ventures. Paul is now focused on supporting other entrepreneurs with identity management and cybersecurity innovations, which represents the current focus for the firm. Learn more about Paul Tourret on Crunchbase…

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