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SURANGA CHANDRATILLAKE

BALDERTON CAPITAL

Suranga Chandratillake knows confidence is important when making your pitch to the VC — it can turn on a simple fashion choice. Balderton Capital’s general partner told the Financial Times of a gaming company owner ‘who clearly wasn’t comfortable’ in… Read More

PETER COWLEY

MARTLET

‘I’m on a mission to improve the journeys of start-ups,’ Peter Cowley says, ‘by educating angels and entrepreneurs to make fewer mistakes, work better together and produce more successful exits’. An angel who has invested in more than 55 high-growth… Read More

LEX DEAK

QVENTURES, OFF3R

Industry commentators recognise Lex Deak as one of the leading investment experts in the UK. The 34-year-old serial entrepreneur founded ‘super-angel investment club’ QVentures with David Mickler and Quintessentially’s Aaron Simpson. It provides the market with ‘a single access point,… Read More

HUSSEIN KANJI

HOXTON VENTURES

For Hoxton Ventures’ co-founder Hussein Kanji, there is a great deal of overhype regarding tech ventures, especially ‘home-grown British success stories’. The firm, whose investments include food-delivery app Deliveroo and cybersecurity player Darktrace, always approaches propositions with caution. ‘We invest… Read More

KEN MCCRACKEN

KPMG

‘It’s exciting to have secured the team’s biggest Wengagement, supporting a truly global family business as it transitions into a new structure,’ says Ken McCracken, head of the family business consulting group at KPMG. McCracken mainly advises traditional family business… Read More

STRUAN MCDOUGALL

CAMBRIDGE CAPITAL GROUP

Struan McDougall’s private members club-style investment firm provides ‘a qualified deal flow in a specialist market’, enabling investors to ‘collaborate as a group of angels’. Cambridge Capital Group’s networking hub, founded by McDougall 16 years ago, brings together HNWs who… Read More

TIM MILLS

ANGEL COFUND

There are opportunities aplenty in the tech VC world, Tim Mills says, adding that the market for early investment has been ‘buoyant’ in the past year. This has resulted in new ventures as well as growth in existing portfolios of… Read More

RODNEY SCHWARTZ

CLEARLYSO

The world is becoming more socially aware, and the public is increasingly interested in the values of organisations, says ClearlySo’s CEO Rodney Schwartz. His firm is all about creating a significant social impact via capital raised, an activity which has… Read More

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JEFF KELISKY

SEEDRS

The early-stage investment platform, backed by star fund manager Neil Woodford and Andy Murray, recently welcomed new CEO Jeff Kelisky. ‘We have a track record of delivering many firsts to the market, and this is only the beginning,’ he says…. Read More

BRUCE MACFARLANE

MMC

‘This is a good time to sell,’ Bruce Macfarlane tells Spear’s. ‘Prices are high and buyers are sitting on a lot of cash. We have sold two companies in the last eight months.’ Macfarlane, a former US securities lawyer and… Read More

ALEX MACPHERSON

OCTOPUS VENTURES

Alex Macpherson sees a lot of buzz in European entrepreneurship at present, with ‘the best and brightest graduates’ choosing start-ups over traditional City roles. Once in the game, players are ‘shooting to create companies valued in the billions rather than… Read More

RODNEY SCHWARTZ

CLEARLYSO

The world is becoming more socially aware, and the public is increasingly interested in the values of organisations, says ClearlySo’s CEO Rodney Schwartz. His firm is all about creating a significant social impact via capital raised, an activity which has… Read More