“As partner at Balderton Capital, I seek to fuel innovative companies and businesses that are on the cusp of technological advancement. So from building and operating companies I’ve gone on to fuelling companies – with both capital and knowledge."
“Venture capitalism is a sought-after job, and I often get asked by LBS students how to get into it. I tell them that the venture capitalist of the future is an ex-entrepreneur. Go and join a company that already has momentum, build up your experience and network there, and then go and become a venture capitalist afterwards.
“I’d also advise students at LBS to be committed and engaged, on the pitch and off the pitch. Look at what’s happening in the classroom and in the community and build relationships at the school, but also engage with the community outside the school. One of the biggest takeaways from LBS is the importance of relationships, and you’ll build those relationships both on and off the course."
“Serving on the Board of Governors is a way for me to give back to a school and community that I care a lot about. I want the school to stay relevant in the future and, in the same way that the school was a catalyst for me changing, I want to be a catalyst for the school changing."
“The world is changing, the format of education, the requirements of employers, the whole financial system - everything is changing, and I want to help put entrepreneurship high on the agenda for the school. Entrepreneurship is my language, so this is where I can add the most value and contribute the most.”