Top Influencers: 101 UK Principal’s To Follow in 2022

2 years ago

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

Andrea Bonomi

Founder and Managing Principal @ InvestIndustrial Holdings

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Andrea C. Bonomi founded Investindustrial in 1990 and serves as its Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board and Managing Principal. Previously, he was Principal Partner, Senior Partner, and Senior Principal at the firm. Andrea Bonomi previously also served as the President and Head at the firm. He served as the Chairman of Management Board of Banca Popolare di Milano Scarl since 2011. Previously, Andrea Bonomi was responsible for the monitoring of the Saffa Industrial Group investments in Europe and the United States, which included acquisitions, divestments, disposals, and fund raising. Prior to that, he served at Kleinwort Benson, where he was responsible for Spain and Italy, and at Lazard Frères & Co. Andrea Bonomi taught Economics at the University of Pavia. He serves as a Director of a number of companies including 21 Investimenti S.p.A. and 21 Centrale Partners. Andrea Bonomi served as a Director of Ing. Castaldi SpA. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Inversiones Ibersuizas and Permasteelisa SPA. Andrea Bonomi speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. He received a B.Sc. in Business Administration from New York University in 1985. Learn more about Andrea Bonomi on Crunchbase…

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Caspar Wahler

Principal @ Hedosophia

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Caspar Wahler serves as Hedosophia’s principal. Learn more about Caspar Wahler on Crunchbase…

Hedosophia is a London-based growth Venture Capital investor looking at B2C companies in Europe, the US, and China. Read more aboutHedosophia on Crunchbase…

Johannes Natterer

Principal @ H.I.G. Capital

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Hannah Seal

Principal @ Index Ventures

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Hannah focuses on early stage investments, with a particular interest in marketplaces, consumer, productivity and back-office automation. Prior to joining Index, Hannah worked at eBay, where she was responsible for the C2C business in the UK, and at Ocado, where she helped set up the general merchandise business. Hannah graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and lives in London. Learn more about Hannah Seal on Crunchbase…

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Marco Casassa Mont

Principal Cyber Security Consultant and Manager @ BMT Group

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I am a results-driven senior manager, principal cyber security consultant and an enthusiastic technologist with over 20 years of experience and leadership in: cyber security; cloud & enterprise solutions and architectures; consulting and trusted advisory; strategy; research and innovation. Business development, coordination of bids and proposals. I lead teams and large projects / programmes for cloud security, threat detection and cyber data analytics, risk assessment and security controls. I worked in large corporations and medium-large organisations in various business sectors, including: private, public, defence, financial, energy and telecommunication. (ISC)2 CISSP, (ISC)2 CCSP, MSc and BSc Computer Science, IEEE Senior member, CIISec member. Lead and delivery of complex projects, software solutions, architectures and digital transformation for: enterprise and cloud security (Azure, AWS); big data for security, SIEM, UEBA; cyber threat detection (advanced use of AI/ML); threat intelligence; cyber security operations; risk analysis; situational awareness; IAM; privacy. Lead of technology strategies and roadmaps for: cloud and enterprise security solutions; cyber security controls; SIEM; big data for security; IAM; Network Traffic Analysis & Management; privacy. Lead of business development through innovation. Shaped and developed new business opportunities in the context of big data for security, security analytics, IAM and privacy. Coordination of bids and proposals. Director of multi-party, interdisciplinary, international R&D security programmes: TSB EnCoRe; EU PRIME; HP IAM / Federated Identity Management. Lead of multiple technology transfers into HP/HPE software and security products. Inventor and innovator (HP Labs, HPE CTO Office) with strong background in cyber security, cloud, big data, security analytics, software architectures, IAM and privacy. Named inventor of 50+ patents with 31 granted patents. Speaker and presenter at many public events, trade shows, conferences. Cited author of scientific publications. Published 60+ referred articles and papers. Effective communicator at all levels (e.g. CTO, VP, Director) in large organizations, including acting as trusted advisor. Proficient in cyber security, cloud security (Azure, AWS, etc.), protective and detective security controls, cyber attacks, kill chain, APT threats, security risk management and incident response. Proficient in cyber security standards and frameworks, e.g. ISO 27001, NIST CSF, NIST controls & risk guidelines, MITRE ATT&CK, NCSC CAF, CSA, OWASP, CIS. Proficient in security operation centers (SOC), incident response and cyber security defense. Learn more about Marco Casassa Mont on Crunchbase…

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Christian Bailly

Principal, KKR Capstone @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Christian Bailly (London) joined KKR Capstone in 2010. He previously worked at The Boston Consulting Group, where his work covered a broad range of projects in Europe, Japan and the Middle East, primarily focusing on the financial services and industrial goods sector. At KKR Capstone, he worked with ProSiebenSat.1, Versatel, PortAventura and Scout24 Schweiz AG. Mr. Bailly holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD, a Diplom Betriebswirt (FH) from ESB Business School Reutlingen and a BBA in European Management from Lancaster University. Mr. Bailly is fluent in German and English. Learn more about Christian Bailly on Crunchbase…

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Roland Pezzutto

Principal @ Marlin Equity Partners

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Roland holds an MSc in International Business from HEC in Paris as well as a first degree in Jurisprudence from Università Cattolica in Milan. Learn more about Roland Pezzutto on Crunchbase…

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Nancy Fechnay

Senior Principal, Towerview Ventures @ Alumni Ventures

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Nancy was a Partner at Flight Ventures (the brainchild of Gil Penchina). Nancy launched the first AngelList syndicate in early 2015 out of London. Since then Flight has built the largest online group of investors in the world. Nancy also mentors for Techstars and the Vatican’s positive impact accelerator, Laudato Si. Nancy invests in high-growth tech companies (Angel through Series A), but is most interested in working with companies that have the potential to positively impact the world through scalable deep-technologies. Nancy has been a part of the startup investing world for seven years. Starting her career in cleantech venture, Nancy has since worked for top firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and GE Ventures before becoming a partner at Flight and leading her own angel deals in all things tech. Passionate about unleashing one’s true potential through the power of community and sharing life’s highs and lows, Nancy co-founded The Inspire Movement with the help of Hephzi Pemberton and Google in London in 2016. The Inspire Movement brings people together to share impactful stories of overcoming life’s greatest challenges in an effort to address the overwhelming problem of mental health in the 21st century. Nancy regularly speaks at events and advises companies on how to keep adapting and growing through fast-paced change. (Past speaking engagements include SLUSH, Google HQ, CognitionX, Europas, Oslo Innovation Week, GIANT Health, and Websummit.) Learn more about Nancy Fechnay on Crunchbase…

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Brian Craig

Principal @ Adventure Capital

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Brian Craig is a Principal of Adventure Capital, a privately held venture capital firm based in Calgary. Brian has had operating roles in many high-tech companies in Calgary and is the former CEO of Solium Capital Inc., a publicly traded financial services firm based in Calgary. Brian has experience leading several successful start-ups and is a co-founder and director of privately held FX Energy, a Calgary-based oil and gas firm. Brian is an investor and serves on the Board of several early-stage companies – public, private, energy and technology. He is a passionate architect of emerging businesses with the knowledge, experience and patience to help guide these fragile companies through their early life experiences. The clarity to succeed, the drive to win and the discipline to execute are all common attributes of the companies Brian associates with. Brian is an engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton). Learn more about Brian Craig on Crunchbase…

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Konstantin Vinogradov

Principal @ Runa Capital

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Konstantin is a Principal at Runa Capital, who joined its team in 2012. He is based in London and currently mostly focuses on partnering at early stages with European founders building promising enterprise software, open-source software, machine intelligence, cloud infrastructure and fintech solutions. Konstantin was included in Forbes 30 under 30 list (2019). Before joining Runa, Konstantin led an international startup competition, Technocup (Russian analogue of Masschallenge), worked at a few startups and also co-founded and subsequently sold a cryptocurrency mining company. He has a technical background and obtained his BS/MS degrees from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Learn more about Konstantin Vinogradov on Crunchbase…

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Anthony Santospirito

Senior Principal @ Cinven

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Anthony is a member of the Healthcare sector team. He has been involved in a number of investments, including Premium Credit Limited. Previously, Anthony was an Associate at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division, working across a range of sectors including media, mining, financial services, retail and utilities. Anthony graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Mathematics. He joined Cinven in 2011. Learn more about Anthony Santospirito on Crunchbase…

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Chris Corbishley

Principal @ Hedosophia

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VC investor across a number of technology sub-sectors, with a particular interest in Financial Services and Information Services across all stages from seed on Learn more about Chris Corbishley on Crunchbase…

Hedosophia is a London-based growth Venture Capital investor looking at B2C companies in Europe, the US, and China. Read more aboutHedosophia on Crunchbase…

Anthony Danon

Principal @ Speedinvest

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Anthony caught the entrepreneurial bug while working at a Fintech startup in the Enterprise SaaS cashflow management space. He joined Anthemis in June 2014, where he collected a range of experiences in his first year – from M&A in the payments space to innovation consulting for banks and portfolio support in the VC environment. During the following years at Anthemis, Anthony focused on sourcing, evaluating and executing seed and series A fintech investments, primarily in European companies such as TrueLayer and Tide. Anthony supported startups in areas ranging from milestone planning and strategy, to business development and follow-on capital support. He isalso an active part of Seedcamp’s Investment Forum and a mentor to some of their portfolio companies. Learn more about Anthony Danon on Crunchbase…

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Vijay Barathan

Senior Principal, Healthcare VC @ Optum Ventures

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Before Optum Ventures, Vijay was a life science partner with Catapult’s GM&C Life Sciences Fund leading and managing investments across life sciences with a specialist focus on digital health. Vijay has invested in data driven companies targeting respiratory health, complications of diabetes, patient safety, consent and education. Prior to this, he was chief investment officer at a health care IP commercialisation company focused on digital health, diagnostics and therapeutics investments. He was previously a health care investment banker at Peel Hunt and Piper Jaffray, looking after listed health care clients as well as undertaking IPO, M&A, private placement and secondary fundraising transactions. Vijay began his career in medicine and worked as a doctor for the NHS. He qualified from Guy’s Kings and St. Thomas Medical School in London and holds a MBBS in Medicine and a B.S. in Development Neurobiology. Learn more about Vijay Barathan on Crunchbase…

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Will Sheldon

Principal @ Accel

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Will Sheldon joined Accel in 2019 and focuses on software, fintech and cybersecurity companies. Will helped lead Accel’s investments and ongoing work in Genesis, Taxdoo, Databand and Melio. Prior to Accel, Will was with Summit Partners, where he invested in companies including Calypso Technology (acquired by Thoma Bravo), Darktrace (LSE:DARK), Immersive Labs, Siteimprove (acquired by Nordic Capital) and Syncron. He started his career as a software equity research analyst at UBS. Will is from Cambridge, UK and graduated from the University of Oxford. Learn more about Will Sheldon on Crunchbase…

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Tomas Maraver

Principal, Capital Markets @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Tomas Maraver (London) joined KKR in 2010 as a member of the Capital Markets Team. He joined Credit in 2011 where he focuses on Special Situations. Prior to joining KKR, he was with J.P. Morgan, where he was involved in a variety of transactions across acquisition financing, leveraged buy-outs, infrastructure financing, and liability management in EMEA. He holds a M.S. from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas I.C.A.I where he majored in Industrial Engineering. Learn more about Tomas Maraver on Crunchbase…

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Margaret Perchik

Principal @ Prime Ventures

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Susan Lin

Principal @ Felix Capital

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Over the past 10+ years, Susan has advised, invested and worked in a range of consumer and technology companies in their journeys to grow and scale. Susan joined Felix Capital from HgCapital, a London based private equity fund where she focused on software investments and portfolio companies. Prior to HgCapital, Susan was a management consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, Singapore and London, advising private equity and growth capital funds on potential investments and CPG and e-commerce companies on go-to-market, M&A and growth strategies. Susan has worked in 2 start-ups in San Francisco and New York along the way. She was Director of Partner Strategy at AppDirect, a leading cloud app marketplace, and worked in business development at Plated, a meal kit delivery service acquired by Albertsons. Susan graduated with honours from the University of Pennsylvania and received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese (and attempting German). Learn more about Susan Lin on Crunchbase…

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Alston Zecha

Principal @ Eight Roads Ventures

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Alston focuses on FinTech, assessing early-stage investment opportunities for Eight Roads. He also supports the boards and management teams of Eight Roads’ portfolio companies on strategic, financial and operational issues. Learn more about Alston Zecha on Crunchbase…

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Mira Mihaylova

Principal @ Piton Capital

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Christopher Steinau

Principal @ Northzone

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Nowi Kallen

Principal @ Salesforce Ventures

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Nowi Kallen is a Principal at Salesforce Ventures. Learn more about Nowi Kallen on Crunchbase…

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David Woodhouse

Principal Engineer @ Amazon Web Services

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Clara Lindh Bergendorff

Principal @ Firstminute Capital

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Clara leads on investments in consumer, future of commerce, and media for firstminute Capital – a $100m VC seed fund with a global remit, backed by 30+ unicorn founders. She previously worked as a journalist writing for the likes of CNN, and is still an active commentator on venture capital in general and the consumer space in particular for a number of publications including Forbes. She sits on numerous board across Europe and the US including Asystem, Kyra and Good Monday. Learn more about Clara Lindh Bergendorff on Crunchbase…

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Julien Psaute

Principal @ Montagu Private Equity

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Julien Psaute is a Full Potential Partners Principal, based in London. He joined Montagu in October 2017 from the Boston Consulting Group where he worked for more than 11 years as Principal with focus on Corporate Development and Industrial Goods companies. Julien holds a degree in Economics from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris and served for one year as an Officer in Bataillon des Marins de Pompiers de Marseille. Learn more about Julien Psaute on Crunchbase…

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Matthew Jones

Principal @ Anthemis Group

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Matthew is an Principal at Anthemis, focusing on corporate venture investment through our Investment Partnerships. He was previously at Swiss Re, a re/insurance company, doing business development in London, followed by strategy and corporate development in Zurich and finally as part of the customer engagement team in London, focusing on innovation and tech. Learn more about Matthew Jones on Crunchbase…

Anthemis Group is a global investment platform that cultivates change in the financial system. Read more aboutAnthemis Group on Crunchbase…

Mina Samaan

Principal @ MMC Ventures

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Mina joined the MMC Ventures investment team in 2017. He is responsible for sourcing new deals, deal execution and supporting MMC portfolio companies. Mina’s main areas of interest are in companies where embedded & edge software, robotics and autonomous systems are fundamental technology drivers. Prior to joining MMC, Mina worked at Lazard in London, advising companies on Equity Capital Markets and M&A transactions across a number of sectors including industrials and technology. He was previously an aerodynamics engineer for Williams Formula 1 team, working on race-car design & development as well as control software and testing. Mina graduated with a First Class Honours in MEng Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. Outside of work, he is keen on basketball, boxing, motorsport and traveling the world. Learn more about Mina Samaan on Crunchbase…

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Peter Olden

Chief Financial Officer and Principal @ RP Capital Group

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Peter Olden is the Chief Financial Officer and Principal of RP Capital Group and seats on the boards of various portfolio companies. Prior to joining RP Capital in July 2004, Peter was employed by Merrill Lynch since 1994, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Global Equity Linked Products division. Learn more about Peter Olden on Crunchbase…

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Muz Ashraf

Principal @ TCV

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Fope Adelowo

Principal @ Helios Investment Partners

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Fope Adelowo is an investor at Helios Investment Partners, one of the largest Africa-focused private equity funds. She spends her time on a broad range of tech investments especially in fintech and retail. Fope believes that technology could truly transform economies and livelihoods in African countries and looks forward to the seeing the continent’s potential realized through innovative solutions that will leapfrog the pace of development in other parts of the world. Fope currently serves as a board observer for Interswitch, the largest payments business in Nigeria, and Mall for Africa an innovative e-commerce platform. Prior to Helios, Fope worked with the Principal Investment Group of Cardinal Stone Partners Nigeria, where she was involved in the restructuring and integration of new investee companies into the Group, as well as exploring new investment opportunities. Her previous experience includes strategy consulting at BCG and investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Fope holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative. Learn more about Fope Adelowo on Crunchbase…

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Lucile Cornet

Principal @ Eight Roads Ventures

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Lucile Cornet is a Principal and deal lead at Eight Roads Ventures. She focuses on Consumer, FinTech and SaaS opportunities and also covers France. Lucile joined Eight Roads in 2015, from Summit Partners, where she focused on growth equity investments. Prior to that she worked for Moelis & Company and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has an MA in Finance from EDHEC Business School. Learn more about Lucile Cornet on Crunchbase…

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Sebastien Bowen

Partner & Principal @ Pomona Capital

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Sebastien joined Pomona in 2010 and focuses on secondary investment analysis and deal sourcing in Europe. He has over 15 years of primary and secondary fund investing experience. Prior to joining Pomona, he was a Director at MetLife Investments and was previously at AXA Private Equity in London where he spent most of his career. Sebastien joined AXA Private Equity in 2002 where he focused predominantly on primary and secondary private equity opportunities in Europe. Sebastien has an MA from the University of Edinburgh. Learn more about Sebastien Bowen on Crunchbase…

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Adam Prindis

Principal @ Cinven

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Adam is a member of the TMT sector team and the regional team for Emerging Europe. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including Allegro, Northgate Public Services, RTB House, Ufinet and Visma. Prior to Cinven, Adam worked at Perella Weinberg Partners in their Technology team, advising on M&A, restructuring and private capital transactions. Adam has a BSc in Business Administration from Bath University. He joined Cinven in 2013. Learn more about Adam Prindis on Crunchbase…

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Tom Filip Lesche

Principal @ Speedinvest

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Alexander Mann

Principal @ Concentric

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Oleg Shamovsky

Principal, Private Equity @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Oleg Shamovsky (London) joined KKR in 2013 and is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure team. He has been involved in KKR’s investments in South Staffordshire, SBB/Telemach (United Group), European Locomotive Leasing (ELL), Acciona Energia Internacional, and Gestamp Asetym Solar (X-Elio Energy). He serves as board member at South Staffordshire Water and X-Elio Energy. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Shamovsky worked at Terra Firma Capital Partners in London where he was involved in a broad range of private equity investments across a variety of industries. Prior to Terra Firma, Mr. Shamovsky was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, where he advised technology companies and venture capital firms on numerous transactions in the renewable energy and technology sectors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Shamovsky worked in the firmwide risk department at Goldman Sachs in New York. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Learn more about Oleg Shamovsky on Crunchbase…

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Abhijit Mehta

Principal Technical Product Manager @ Impala

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Abhijit is Principal Technical Product Manager at Impala Travel Technology Ltd, a technology startup HQed in the United Kingdom with vision to make every trip in the world perfect and every traveller delighted. Prior to Impala, Abhijit was the Sr. Technical Product Manager at Twilio working on Customer Engagement. He was the first PM on the CEM team, and led the CEM Team’s vision. Previously he led Twilio Flex’s Integrations and Twilio Flex SDK products.He was a long-time Solutions Architect before moving to Product Managed and has worked with many of Twilio’s European customers. Abhijit is also advisor to multiple startups for their tech and product strategy. Learn more about Abhijit Mehta on Crunchbase…

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Edward Keelan

Investment Principal @ Octopus Ventures

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Edward Keelan is an Investment Director in Octopus Development Capital Team. Learn more about Edward Keelan on Crunchbase…

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Janet Williams

Director & Principal Advisor @ CybSafe

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Janet helps us keep the bigger picture on Cyber Security. in perspective. Janet, a former Chief Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police Service, held the National Law Enforcement Portfolio for Cyber-Crime 2008 – 2012. She developed the first police E-Crime Unit and was the Law Enforcement Lead engaged in writing the first UK Cyber Security Strategy in the Cabinet Office. She was the government Law-Enforcement Lead for Cyber-Crime for the 2012 Olympic Games taking her place at COBR. And in 2013, as a Non-Executive Director of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, she helped develop the organisation’s cyber security strategy. She is currently the National Security Adviser to the Security Committee of Qatar, where she advises on the development of Qatar’s cyber security capability and response. Janet works to enhance SME cyber security across the UK through her work as President of the Cross-sector Safety & Security (CSSC) charity. She is also a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC). Learn more about Janet Williams on Crunchbase…

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Leo Prakash

Principal Engineer @ Arm Holdings

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Cezary Pietrasik

Principal @ Warburg Pincus

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Cezary Pietrasik is based in London, joined Warburg Pincus in 2010 and focuses on investments in the healthcare and consumer services sectors as well as Emerging Europe across different sectors. He has been actively pursuing opportunities in the TMT, healthcare and retail sectors. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Pietrasik worked at Mid Europa Partners focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. Before that he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions team of J.P.Morgan in London, concentrating on telecom and media companies. Mr. Pietrasik received his master’s degree from London School of Economics and Warsaw School of Economics in international management and banking respectively. Learn more about Cezary Pietrasik on Crunchbase…

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Henry Gladwyn

Principal @ OMERS Ventures

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In his role as Principal at OMERS Ventures, located in our London office, Henry is responsible for researching and executing on investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies post-investment. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Henry was an investor at BGF Ventures where he led several Series A & B investments including the Cybersecurity startup, Garrison Technology, and the biometric identity platform, AimBrain. Before BGF Ventures, Henry was a Lawyer at Slaughter and May, and later served as General Counsel at the late-stage venture capital fund Hedosophia where he led the legal process for all investments. Henry holds a History degree from Christ’s College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge and a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) from BBP University. Learn more about Henry Gladwyn on Crunchbase…

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Diego Prada

Senior Principal and COO @ Metric Capital Partners

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Diego focuses on the operational improvement of the companies in Metric’s portfolio. Prior to joining Metric, Diego managed the turnaround of and successful exit from the fourth largest European manufacturer of electric motors for white goods. He was also the President of Ana Holding, one of Romania’s largest business conglomerates. Before that, he was the Head of Operations at the McKinsey Investment Office, the fund that manages McKinsey & Co.’s pension plan and its partners’ contributions. Before that he was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. based in New York. Diego holds a dual degree MBA (Cum Laude)/Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. Learn more about Diego Prada on Crunchbase…

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Aurelien Benoit

Principal @ Stirling Square Capital Partners

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Aurelien joined Stirling Square in 2016 from Goldman Sachs, where he was in the Investment Banking division, focused on Mergers & Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, and Raid Defences within the Industrials team. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in France and the United States. Aurelien holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Diplôme in Economics from Institut d’Administration des Enterprises. Learn more about Aurelien Benoit on Crunchbase…

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Richard Whitehead

Principal Product Marketing Manager @ Adobe

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Sam Cash

Principal @ Project A Ventures

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Mina Mutafchieva

Principal @ Dawn Capital

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Mina Mutafchieva is an Associate Principal and joined Palamon from McKinsey & Company where she was an Engagement Manager in the firm’s Belgium office. She was with McKinsey for five years and latterly she specialised in leading strategy development and commercial transformation projects on behalf of companies in the financial services sector. Ms Mutafchieva graduated from the London School of Economics with a First Class Honours in International Relations and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Mina Mutafchieva on Crunchbase…

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Malcolm Ferguson

Principal @ Octopus Ventures

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Malcolm joined Octopus Ventures in 2013. Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm focused on identifying unusually talented entrepreneurs intent on building businesses that can scale to create, transform or dominate an industry. Prior to joining Octopus, Malcolm spent a number of years in the investment banking industry, firstly within the TMT team of Bank America Merrill Lynch in London and then subsequently at GP Bullhound, a leading boutique investment bank, focussing exclusively on technology businesses. Malcolm splits his time on the assessment of investment opportunities, deal origination for investments between £250,000 to £25 million and ongoing portfolio management. Malcolm is a Non-Executive Director of various portfolio companies including; Antidote, BoughtbyMany, Metrasens, Segura, Sofar Sounds and Stratajet. Malcolm holds a first class degree in BBA Management from Lancaster University. Learn more about Malcolm Ferguson on Crunchbase…

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Matt Spetzler

Principal @ Francisco Partners

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Matt Spetzler is a Partner with Francisco Partners and operates from the firm’s London office, focusing on mobile and all European technology investments. Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2004, Matt worked at Bain & Company in Atlanta Georgia as a strategy consultant where he worked on many private equity led turnarounds and strategies. Previously Matt has led many entrepreneurial endeavors from technology, internet, biotech, and design startups. Matt currently serves on the board of directors of Kewill, Lumata and Masternaut. He was also previously involved with the Webtrends and Aconex investments in the US and Australia. Learn more about Matt Spetzler on Crunchbase…

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Harveer Bharaj

Principal @ QVentures

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Harveer focusses on the origination, due diligence and execution of investments for the QVentures Pre-Seed Fund. Learn more about Harveer Bharaj on Crunchbase…

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Marieke Christmann

Senior Principal @ Forestay Capital

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Marieke joined Octopus Ventures in 2018 to source, execute and manage late stage investments. She sits on a number of investee company boards and as part of the “Future of Health” team, identifies opportunities across digital health, clinical decision tools and disease prevention technologies. Prior to Octopus Ventures Marieke focused on Leveraged Finance opportunities in TMT sector for Credit Suisse and most recently led deal origination in the German speaking market for Zouk Capital. Marieke holds a Masters of Finance and Business Administration from Mannheim University, Germany and Tec de Monterrey, Mexico. She speaks French, Spanish, German and English. Learn more about Marieke Christmann on Crunchbase…

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Guido Mitrani

Principal, Energy & Infrastructure @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Guido Mitrani (London) joined KKR in 2010 and is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure industry, and Spanish coverage teams. He has been actively involved in a number of investments including Sorgenia France Production, T-Solar Global Operating Assets, Saba Infraestructuras and South Staffordshire. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Mitrani was an Associate at Goldman Sachs where he was involved in a broad range of mergers, acquisitions, and financings across various industries based in London, New York and Buenos Aires. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Business Administration, from Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Learn more about Guido Mitrani on Crunchbase…

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Markus Hunold

Principal @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Markus Hunold (London) joined KKR in 2013. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Hunold was a member of the principal investment area of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he invested across industries in private equity and principal debt transactions. Mr. Hunold started his career in finance at Citigroup in the mergers & acquisitions group. He holds an M.Sc. from the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel (Germany) and the University of Hong Kong. Learn more about Markus Hunold on Crunchbase…

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Tobias Weidner

Principal @ Bain Capital

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Tobias is an experienced business consultant, investment banker, and PE associate. Currently he is a Vice President in the Global Private Equity division of Bain Capital (Munich). There he sources, evaluates, and closes large-cap deals in industrials and healthcare. He also serves as a Board Director at Wittur, Minxli, and FTE automotive GmbH. From 2009-11, Tobias served as a Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group (Vienna), where he led global projects across Europe, Asia, and Latin America and managed teams to support multinational corporations in formulating and implementing strategy. He advised industrial, automotive, and financial services clients. Prior to that, he was an Analyst at in Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank (NY) in the markets division. He earned his Master’s in Engineering and Finance at the Technical University of Munich and an MBA from Harvard Business School (’13). Learn more about Tobias Weidner on Crunchbase…

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Marina Jovanovic

Principal @ Rede Partners

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Marina leads Rede’s coverage across DACH and Luxembourg. Marina has over 16 years’ experience in private equity and credit markets and prior to joining Rede, she was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs focusing on European leverage finance as well as fixed income prop deals. She was also a co-founder and Partner at SEDA Capital, a multi-family office based in London and Moscow. She began her career in private equity at DLJ Merchant Banking in New York. Marina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Kennedy School of Government, as well as an A.B. cum laude in Economics from Harvard College. Learn more about Marina Jovanovic on Crunchbase…

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Elizabeth Pires

Principal @ Investcorp

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Elizabeth Pires joined Investcorp in 1983. Before joining the Company, she held various positions at Lloyds Bank International, Citibank and The Chase Manhattan Bank. Elizabeth holds an MA in Economics from the University of Bombay, India. Learn more about Elizabeth Pires on Crunchbase…

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Ratko Jovic

Principal @ Mid Europa Partners

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Ratko is a Principal at Mid Europa Partners and is focused on executing and monitoring investments. Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Financial Restructuring & Special Situations team at Houlihan Lokey in London and completed internships with Bridgewater Associates in the United States. Learn more about Ratko Jovic on Crunchbase…

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Natasha C Fowlie

Principal @ Riverstone Holdings

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Natasha Fowlie is a Principal of Riverstone. She is based in London. Learn more about Natasha C Fowlie on Crunchbase…

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Carol Cheung

Principal @ Cambridge Innovation Capital

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Carol is an Investment Associate focusing on a range of technology investments. Prior to joining CIC she worked in a variety of roles at several UK-based early stage tech companies, most recently as Commercial Director of Speechmatics, a Cambridge-based speech recognition start-up. She has a background in financial analysis gained from working in both the UK and Canada. She holds a B. Comm from the University of Toronto, gained an MBA from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and is a CFA charterholder. Learn more about Carol Cheung on Crunchbase…

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Claire Cherry

Investment Principal @ True.

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Prior to True, Claire was with Calculus Capital, where she completed six deals including an investment in InspireSport and Jumptastic. Claire is a CFA charter holder. Learn more about Claire Cherry on Crunchbase…

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Christian Horner

Team Principal @ Red Bull Racing Team

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Christian Horner is the Team Principal of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. He has led the team from its early days and turned them into champions in arguably the most competitive sport in the world. Starting out as a driver himself, Christian rose through the racing ranks from karting to Formula 2, the level below Formula 1. Faced with trying to find a team, he started his own and won two championships. Feeling he was better suited to the commercial and strategic parts of the sport, he focused on leading a team. When the drinks giant Red Bull bought the Jaguar F1 team they approached Christian to run it. Now faced with bigger budgets, more pressure, but also with leading the new players in the sport, Christian set about creating a team. As the newcomers, and with fewer resources than the more established likes of McLaren and Ferrari, he established a culture of focusing on innovation, people and collective achievement. He lured the man rated are arguably the best car designer ever in the sport, Adrian Newey, acquired international sponsors, and signed exciting young drivers like Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Within just five years Red Bull had won their first constructors’ championship and followed that up by winning in each of the next three seasons. Those four seasons also saw Vettel win the drivers’ title. After their unprecedented success, and under pressure from the bigger teams, rules were changed and Red Bull struggled in subsequent seasons. Red Bull have competed in one of the most technical, competitive sports in the world, proving that their involvement was more than a branding exercise. Learn more about Christian Horner on Crunchbase…

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Michael Tefula

Principal @ Downing Ventures

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After completing his MBA at Oxford University, Michael joined Downing Ventures in late August 2017 as an Associate. He previously worked at the Oxford Seed Fund, Business Growth Fund, and Deloitte. Michael’s role at Downing Ventures focuses on sourcing new deals within the growing Ventures portfolio. Learn more about Michael Tefula on Crunchbase…

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Julia Andre

Principal @ Index Ventures

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Julia Andre currently works as the Principal for Index Ventures. She previously worked at Palantir Technologies as the Business Development and Execution Lead. Learn more about Julia Andre on Crunchbase…

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Jacqueline Abu-Haidar

Principal @ Exponent Private Equity

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Jacqueline Abu-Haidar joined Exponent in August 2015. Since then, she has been involved in the Wowcher, Racing Post, Evergreen and SHL transactions and continues to work closely on these investments. She previously observed on the board of Immediate Media. Prior to joining Exponent, Jacqueline worked at GMT Communications and BBC Worldwide. Born in Baltimore and raised in Dallas, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Emory University. Learn more about Jacqueline Abu-Haidar on Crunchbase…

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Savvas Savvides

Principal @ Apax Partners

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Savvas Savvides is a Principal based in London. He joined Apax in 2008 in New York moving to the London office in 2009. Savvas has participated in a number of deals including Paradigm where he serves as a Director on the Board. He has also been actively involved in portfolio work at TDC, NXP and Travelex. Prior to joining Apax Partners, Savvas worked at Citigroup’s M&A advisory team in London where he specialised in advising clients in the Energy, Power and Chemicals sectors. Savvas holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Savvas Savvides on Crunchbase…

Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Read more aboutApax Partners on Crunchbase…

Craig Sinfield-Hain

Principal, Head of Business Analysis & Planning @ Investcorp

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Craig Sinfield-Hain joined Investcorp in 2003 and has held several positions within the Finance group. Prior to his current role he was Investcorp’s Financial Controller and Deputy Head of Financial Management. Before joining Investcorp Craig spent more than seven years as an actuary and pension consultant at Watson Wyatt in Brussels and Chicago. Craig holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France as well as a BSc, summa cum laude, in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM). Learn more about Craig Sinfield-Hain on Crunchbase…

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Camilla Mazzolini

Principal @ Firstminute Capital

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Camilla joined firstminute having been an Equity Research Analyst at Berenberg Bank in the ecommerce and retail team in London where she also participated in the IPO of Boozt, a Swedish fashion ecommerce. Prior to that she lived in Buenos Aires working at the OLX headquarters (the largest classifieds marketplace in emerging markets) where she led the CRM project for Latin America. She is a cum laude graduate from Columbia University where she studied History and Political Science, and speaks fluent French, Italian and Spanish. At firstminute, Camilla leads on sourcing for the French-speaking regions, and focuses on cybersecurity, foodtech, ecommerce, and marketplaces. She sits as a board observer of Chargifi. Learn more about Camilla Mazzolini on Crunchbase…

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Nikolay Manchev

Principal Data Scientist for EMEA @ Domino Data Lab

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David Reis

Principal @ Warburg Pincus

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Beatrice Aliprandi

Principal @ Talis Capital

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Henry Mason

Principal @ Dawn Capital

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Henry is a Principal at Dawn. Henry focuses on B2B software throughout Europe, with a particular leaning towards data and security. Previously, Henry worked in consultancy for clients in financial services and the public sector, where he was particularly involved in digitalising insurance and in the transformation of government towards user-centric, digital-first services. Henry holds a PhD in Classics from Oxford, where he concentrated on Greek literature. Learn more about Henry Mason on Crunchbase…

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

Tobias Huzarski

Principal, Real Estate @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Tobias Huzarski (London) joined KKR in 2012 and is a member of the European real estate team. Prior to KKR, he worked for Orion Capital Managers on real estate investments across Europe, and for Lehman Brothers’ real estate investment banking team in London. Mr Huzarski holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. Learn more about Tobias Huzarski on Crunchbase…

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Ian Marsh

Principal @ DN Capital

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Ian Marsh is the Founder & Managing Director, UK at Rocket Internet GmbH. Before joining Rocket Internet as Managing Director in the UK, Ian worked for Bain Capital and Bain & Company in London as well as for McKinsey & Company in Madrid. Ian holds a Master’s degree from the HEC Paris and has studied Modern History & Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University. Learn more about Ian Marsh on Crunchbase…

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Charlotte Bruce

Principal @ Cherry Ventures

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Yannick Oswald

Principal @ Mangrove Capital Partners

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Steven Mandel

Principal @ TPG

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Owen Smith

Principal @ 4BIO Capital

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Pascal Keutgens

Senior Principal @ CPP Investments

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Michael Savage

Principal – Global Financial Services Buyout @ The Carlyle Group

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Sanja Cvetinovic

Principal @ Strategic Partners

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Marin Cauvas

Principal @ Anthemis Group

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Marin is an Associate at Santander InnoVentures. He joined in 2016 from Liberum Capital, where he was a Vice President in the Alternative Finance team. There he advised, built and invested in emerging financial technology companies in the lending sector. Prior to that, Marin was at BlackRock and an initial member of the BlackRock Alternative Specialists team, where he focused on hedge fund strategies. Marin holds a BSc in Finance (summa cum laude) from EBS Paris, and an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School. Learn more about Marin Cauvas on Crunchbase…

Anthemis Group is a global investment platform that cultivates change in the financial system. Read more aboutAnthemis Group on Crunchbase…

Anita Fairbairn

Principal @ TowerBrook Capital Partners

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Anita Fairbairn is a Principal at TowerBrook and is Finance Director for the UK office. Previously, she was Financial Controller at Soros Funds Limited. Prior to joining Soros, she worked at PaineWebber investment bank and was a senior in the business services group at KPMG in Wellington New Zealand. She gained her Diploma in Accounting at the Wellington Polytechnic. Learn more about Anita Fairbairn on Crunchbase…

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Pierre Pozzo

Principal @ Permira

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Pierre Pozzo is a Principal at Permira Advisers LLP where he focuses on investment opportunities within the Technology sector. He has worked on a number of transactions including Teraco, Althea, Exclusive Group and Vacanceselect. Prior to joining Permira in 2013, Pierre worked for Credit Suisse and PAI Partners. Learn more about Pierre Pozzo on Crunchbase…

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Mark Rutland

Senior Principal Engineer @ Arm Holdings

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Rob Lamb

Client Principal and CTO @ Dell Technologies

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Rob Lamb is a Client Principal in Dell Technologies Global Transformation Office and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the UK and Ireland. His role is to bring industry expertise and transformation experience, helping customers achieve key business outcomes in times of change. Taking a business centric perspective as a trusted advisor; counseling them on how they can accelerate their IT transformation, while balancing the need for consistent delivery to ensure the desired business outcomes are achieved. Prior to joining Dell EMC Rob was head of infrastructure & CTO in EMEA for a large multi-national, delivering IT services to over 16000 users in 69 locations across 44 countries. He has particular expertise in leadership of major IT transformation programmes, including cloud, data centre consolidation, outsourcing and helping drive the cultural change associated with such major change initiatives. Away from work Rob is a keen yachtsman and is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmaster Instructor and Cruising Instructor Trainer. Learn more about Rob Lamb on Crunchbase…

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Georgia Stevenson

Principal @ Index Ventures

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Georgia Stevenson currently works as the Principal for Index Ventures. She previously worked at Northzone as an Associate. Learn more about Georgia Stevenson on Crunchbase…

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David Guérin

Principal @ Brighteye Ventures

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Principal at Brighteye Ventures – Background in marketing at a healthcare start-up in Mexico and in management consulting in LATAM. Learn more about David Guérin on Crunchbase…

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David Ferguson

Security Principal @ Bank of England

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David Ferguson is a Security Principle at the Bank of England. David has over a decade in the Cyber Security field with practical expertise in strategic leadership across multiple disciplines, including risk management, cyber resilience, security architecture, SDLC, penetration testing and vulnerability management across multi-disciplined global organisations. Learn more about David Ferguson on Crunchbase…

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Amelia Townsend

Principal @ Burda Principal Investments

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Amelia joined Burda in 2018 and is an Investment Manager of Burda Principal Investments in London. Previously she was an Investor at Unilever Ventures from 2015-2018 whose portfolio includes consumer investments such as Gousto, True Botanicals, Blow Beauty, and Instacart. Amelia was actively involved with the portfolio serving as Board Observer to seven of the companies across Europe and the US. Prior to this, she was a Strategy Consultant within the M&A practice at Accenture for four years focussing on technology and consumer goods. Amelia completed a BA Hons degree in Philosophy at Durham University and previously founded a consumer domestic services marketplace, and a non-profit organisation focussed on women in work. Learn more about Amelia Townsend on Crunchbase…

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Noel Ady

Principal Consultant and Founder @ Gravity 9 Solutions

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Gravity 9 Solutions combines arts and Science to help organizations create digital products. Read more aboutGravity 9 Solutions on Crunchbase…

Lucy Lynn-Matern

Principal @ Emerge Education

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Emerge Education is a European seed fund investing in founders solving the $8.5tn skills gap. We can provide founders with unrivalled education sector insights as we’re the only fund backed by the world’s foremost education entrepreneurs. Previously co-founded a hardware business, creating lights that keep cyclists safer on the road, sold to a UK distributer. I love creating order out of chaos, and am happiest designing and launching new projects. My desire is to help people to achieve agency, to feel independent and free, a wholistic education is the best way for most people to achieve this. Learn more about Lucy Lynn-Matern on Crunchbase…

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Joe Bond

Principal @ PROfounders Capital

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