DC Thomson Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of the international media group DC Thomson & Co. Through acquisitions and investments, the organization has diversified into new media, digital technology, education, retail, radio and television sectors. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland with an additional office in London, United Kingdom.
Charlotte Street Capital is a venture capital firm based in London, United Kingdom. The firm start, invest in and advise new technology businesses.
Faisal Butt is a Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer at Spire Ventures. He is also the Founder of PERE Ventures and serves as the Board Member at Ivy Gate. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Spire Ventures. He was the Chairman at eMoov. He serves as Partner and Board Member at The London Management Company. He's also a Director at Leadership and Management Ltd. Educated on three continents and founder of three organizations, Faisal has a strong international network, including principal investors, professional intermediaries, and a number of financial institutions in the Gulf region. Faisal received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oxford, where he graduated with a Distinction. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics and Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles - The Anderson School of Management. He also serves as Board Member at POD Management.
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.
Initial Capital is a venture capital firm that prefers to makes investments in seed and early-stage technology companies with a focus on games, social media, digital, mobile, consumer services and technology enablers. The firm was founded in 2010 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
Federico Pirzio-Biroli is the Founding Partner and serves as Chairman at Playfair Capital. He sits on the board of several technology companies including Duedil. He holds an MA degree in Philosophy and Psychology from University of St. Andrews. He is also an Angel Investor.
Christian Faes is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at LendInvest. He also is an Angel Investor. He started his career as a real estate lawyer in Australia with Allens Arthur Robinson. He was subsequently a partner at a boutique law firm and founded a mezzanine mortgage finance business. He has also practiced as a securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance and in-house legal counsel at Deutsche Bank, both in London. In 2008, Christian co-founded Montello, the leading UK bridging finance lender, before spinning it out to create LendInvest in 2013. Christian is a keen advocate for the fintech sector, as well as an active supporter and early investor in several startups, including Seedrs, Crowdcube, Plentific and Onfido. He holds a LLB (Bachelor of Laws) Honors in Law from Bond University.
Hoxton Ventures helps entrepreneurs disrupt existing industries and invent new ones.
Eden Ventures invests in technology companies in the telecommunications software, enterprise software, digital media, e-commerce, internet and mobile sectors in the UK and Ireland.
M&A professional, Olivier has led a large number of transformative acquisition and divestment transactions for Unilever in different parts of the world. Over the last 20 years in Unilever, he has held senior positions in finance, strategy and business development. Olivier leads Unilever Ventures Investment Committee and manages relationships with a number of Corporate and Venture Capital funds and Private Equity funds around the world. He is currently a Board Director of Iluminage Beauty, Yummly, REN and ioma.
Columbia Lake Partners is a venture capital firm founded in 2014 and is based in London, United Kingdom. The firm provides growth capital to European technology start-ups.