Totoro (aka Toto) my dog and an unhealthy interest in all things Japanese, particularly their approach to minimalism and focus on continuous improvement.
My areas of interest fall into two overlapping themes. One is around the psychology of people prediction and trying to understand what makes individuals relentless in trying to change the status quo.
The other is looking at new themes, currently I am exploring the power that connecting different disciplines together (hardware, software, science) could have on preventative healthcare.
I founded Eka in 2018 alongside Jon and Andrew having been investing in consumer technology companies from seed to growth since 2013. I have been fortunate enough to work with some extraordinary entrepreneurs at Bloom & Wild, Gousto and Elder, seeing them develop into emerging category leaders. I started my career at Bain & Company, enjoying time with them in Tokyo and San Francisco and studied Law at Oxford University.
I lead new investments and work with the founders we have backed.
I am married to a chef who runs a cookery school and I have two young boys. I am a frustrated sports fanatic who occasionally gets to watch a rugby match, play a round of golf or go on a long run.
I believe in the power of information technology to change today’s archaic business systems to better serve humanity and the environment. I decided to dedicate my career to backing founders that share this belief and Eka is a realisation of that.
I founded Eka Ventures in 2018 having spent the last decade investing at seed and series A in fast growth consumer technology companies. Prior to starting Eka I was Co-Managing Partner and Head of the Investment Team at MMC Ventures. I led MMC’s investments in 14 companies, including Interactive Investor (1bio+), Gousto (1bio+), Bloom&Wild ($500m+), Mubi, Cloudsense and Peak. I have an Engineering degree and technology has been the constant thread in my education and career.
I use data to help identify and assist the companies we invest in.
I have an addiction to being humbled by the natural world, particularly when there are waves involved.
I’m interested in ideas that could make the world a better place and how data and capital can be deployed to make those ideas reality. I believe that the companies of tomorrow will be built by those who want to take care of the place that will take care of their children for generations to come.
I joined Eka in 2021 having been inspired by its desire to invest in mission driven founders. Prior to that, I’ve worked for a wind turbine manufacturer, a startup in the circular economy and a B Corp retail energy supplier who made renewable energy mainstream. In each of these companies, I identified and deployed data products to build competitive efficiencies.
I manage the financial and operational aspects of Eka.
Anything that is outdoors and social. You'll most typically find me with some combination of a bicycle, a pair of running shoes and/or a chalk bag.
I am curious about climate-friendly solutions which address the main consumer categories, especially where technology and data are involved.
I believe in making B2C models and industries financially accessible as well as climate sustainable.
I joined Eka in the summer of 2022, driven by a desire to have a more impactful role in finance.
Previously, I was an Equity Research Associate at Barclays, specialising in European Internet. We analysed large consumer tech companies such as Deliveroo, Asos and Trainline and worked on 10+ IPOs, most notably The Hut Group, Auto1 and Allegro.
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