About

London based Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures focused on €2-15m equity investments in sectors relevant to insurance and asset management such as enterprise technologies, fintech as well as consumer technologies and marketplaces in travel, health, auto or property related businesses. Connect with me on LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/growthcapital/

My investments include:

  • Sonovate: Software and finance to HR agencies placing temporary/contract workers
  • Quandoo: Reservation management for restaurants – sold to Recruit Holdings
  • Auto1: Europe’s largest used car marketplace
  • Currencyfair:  Peer to peer foreign exchange)
  • GoodData: Hosted business intelligence software
  • Wahanda/Treatwell: Health and beauty marketplace – sold to Recruit Holdings
  • Innogames:  Browser games
  • Seatwave: Event ticketing marketplace – Ticketmaster acquires Seatwave
  • GlobalCollect: Online payment service provider – sold to Welsh Carson in 2010

I started work in Citigroup’s European Securitisation team, structuring financing for KKR’s Tenovis acquisition then did strategy consulting with Bain & Company in the London and Johannesburg offices. My investment career began with General Atlantic and then I was part of the team that started Fidelity Growth Partners Europe and started growth investments for DN Capital. I hold an MEng in Engineering, Economics and Management from Christ Church, Oxford.

Specialties: Venture capital, growth capital, enterprise technology, software, marketplaces, FinTech and healthcare IT

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