Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
Rob advises UK and international private equity, infrastructure, and venture capital fund sponsors and investors on fund formation, primary investment, secondary transfers, GP-led restructuring, co-investments and other related projects.
Jasper van Heesch
Director - PE Coverage, RSM UK LLP
Jasper's role at RSM, a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally, is to make sure our firm moves the dial in everything we do for our private equity clients and their portfolio companies.
Investment Manager, Velocity Group
Hugo started his career as an entrepreneur by founding and exiting a tech start-up which manufactured and managed low carbon ebike fleets for the likes of Deliveroo and Pizza Hut. The company was acquired in 2017.
Managing Direct, Apex Invest (Apex Group)
Jon is Global Head of Apex Invest's IR & Marketing solutions team. He is a highly skilled writer, marketer and brand strategist, with nearly 25 years of industry experience.
Partner, Sure Valley Ventures
Isabelle joined SVV in 2018 and was involved in building out the fund in Ireland and the UK. She has built relationships with founding teams innovating in immersive tech, e-sports, Metaverse, Enterprise AI and cybersecurity.
CEO, C1 Fund
Dr. Najamul Kidwai is the Co-Founder of C1, a $500M Regulated Secondaries Fund and has also served as a Co-Founder, Chairman and a Director of Nasdaq Listed Crypto 1 Acquisition Corp, a $230M special purpose acquisition company focused on digital assets/crypto/blockchain.
Managing Partner, VentureIsrael
Igor has 30 years experience in investment banking and 22 years in private equity/VC fund management.
Mr Leclercq has a wealth of business development experience in asset management, with strategies covering capital markets, liquid and credit alternatives, private debt and equity, and the Real/Tangible Asset sectors.
Karina G. Shevchenko
Founder & Managing Director, Nord Sloane Ventures
Karina is a fundraising professional with a demonstrated track record in financial services and technology innovation. As the founder of Nord Sloane Ventures, she specialises in delivering fundraising and business development expertise to growing technology businesses and investors.
Managing Partner, ABRA Ventures
Simon is a globally experienced international Venture Capitalist, investor, entrepreneur and advisor with a strong emphasis on emerging markets and technology. Several times CEO and Board member. Thanks to a "big picture approach", I am a sought after strategic advisor to Boards and Top Management. I have lived and worked on 4 continents, covered 50 countries and more in my different positions and speak 5 languages.
Eyal manages Beringea’s UK equity investment team. He is also responsible for sourcing investments, executing deals and monitoring portfolio companies. He currently sits on the boards of Archdesk, Asterra, CGHero, CreativeX, Gorilla, MPB, Papier, and WiredScore, and he was previously a director of Zoovu.
Partner, Origen Capital
Joshua worked from early days with web applications and digital business founding his first online business in 1999. He has worked with innovation, business transformation and venture investment from corporate, angel and VC level.
Principal, Claret Capital
Lyall Davenport is a Principal, co-leading the deal team at Claret Capital Partners, where he has been part of the team since 2015. Lyall was a Co-Founder of MarTech business Hippino in the United States after completing his Bachelor's Degree at the University of California, Berkeley.
NED, Foresight Group
Dan is a Founder, Executive, Investor in SaaS, Education Technology, Services, Digital, and Media. Dan has an extensive career leading and guiding numerous teams, both in the UK and internationally. And after over five years as Chief Executive of one of the UK’s Leading Ed Tech’s, Sparx Learning, he has recently stepped down. Over his tenure Sparx Learning grew from serving 2 to over 2,200 schools, supporting 2 million students, covering 60% of all secondary schools in England and with a footprint in 24 countries.
Managing Partner, Khepri
Started a career in a real estate fund before moving to MJ Hudson to run a small VC fund and assist with the growth of a new business. There was no clear business plan or vision at that time. I then spent 10 years creating and supporting the vision for MJ Hudson establishing numerous divisions within the group but always with a core focus on fund managers and structures. My background has been around how to launch and operate fund structures. Helping managers build their business.
Managing Director, Foresight Group
Venture Capital Investor at Foresight Ventures and an Angel Investor in early stage tech companies as an individual.
Partner, Sure Valley Ventures
Cian Hughes is a Cambridge, UK based venture capitalist and technology entrepreneur with over 20 years operational experience in the areas of venture capital, accelerators, executive networks, software solutions, mobile platforms and supply chain operations.
Sector preference: Technology sector agnostic. Track record in FinTech, e-Commerce, Defence & Security (DAS), Deep Tech
Stage: pre-Series A to pre-IPO
Traction: close to $50k MRR or annual equivalent
Geography: Europe, United Kingdom, Middle East
Go-to-mark: solid plan for a sustainable revenue growth
Exit: clearly defined milestones (M&A, trade sale, IPO, etc.)
Runway: minimum cash in bank requirement 6 months
Team: experienced team, advisory board with past exists