We hire and train exceptional students to lead our fund on their campuses The strength of our family is our diversity of thought. We bring on students from across different universities, programs, and degrees.

Around the Creator Fund table we have MBA’s who share their business expertise, Computer Science students who are skilled in mobile, web and cloud technologies, Medical students with strong medical research backgrounds and Design students who thinks in terms of product.

Meet our team

Iain Mackie

Glasgow, PhD Computing Science

Iain previously worked as a Quantative Trader, has consulted on technology-focused research projects, and founded a successful e-commerce start-up that supports one of the UK's fastest growing brands. He holds an MA in Applied Economics from the University of St Andrews, an MSc in Data Science from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently pursusing a PhD at the University of Glasgow, focusing on machine learning within information retrieval.

Contact Iain: [email protected]

Ekaterina Shatalina

PhD Clinical Science, Imperial

Kat is a neuroscientist who has worked on developing a digital diagnostics solution for improving mental health at the MedTech SuperConnector. She has also worked on digital innovation strategy at COMPASS pathways and as a clinical research scientist at Affect.AI. Her doctoral research is focused on applying novel ways of imaging the brain to understand schizophrenia and autism.

Contact Ekaterina: [email protected]

Joe Brown

Oxford, PHD Artificial Intelligence

Joe is a third year Creator Fund student. He helped to launch Moonshot Launchpad, an innovation programme at UCL to create a vibrant community of young founders and support early-stage student-led start-ups. He has since had summer experience consulting and as a software developer for Deutsche Bank. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics and a MSc in Machine Learning from Imperial and his current research focuses on how machine learning can be applied to the energy industry to reduce carbon emissions.

Contact Joe at: [email protected]

Bronwyn James

LBS, MBA

Bronwyn has worked with and advised various startups, primarily in the technology and fitness sectors. She previously worked in strategic finance at Equinox, a chain of luxury fitness clubs. Prior to that, she worked for KKR and Morgan Stanley.

Contact Bronwyn: [email protected]

Jenn Jia

Cambridge, Neuroscience

Jennifer is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and final year PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. She is also Vice President of Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, the largest entrepreneurship competition at the university. She has conducted research and completed an MPhil in Medical Science at Cambridge.

Contact Jenn: [email protected]

Adrian Signell

Kings, PhD Virology

Adrian is a clinical research scientist with expertise in viruses and genomics and recently worked with the NHS and a biotech start-up to develop and evaluate COVID-19 testing. He also holds a governance role at King’s College London. His current research focuses on discovering novel therapeutic targets in HIV-1 infection and he is passionate about biotech, medtech, and social impact ventures.

Contact Adrian: [email protected]

Kate Arzhevikina

UCL, Undergraduate

Kate is Director of the UCL Venture Capital Fund. She interns at Plug and Play Ventures, a Silicon Valley VC, focusing on startups across verticals including FinTech and Health Tech. She also has experience working in FinTech at Goldman Sachs and was recognised as the winner of the Financial Times Talent Challenge 2020.

Contact Kate: [email protected]

Adriana Vitagliano

MBA, Oxford

Adriana is a Forté Foundation fellow at Saïd Business School and recently co-founded [email protected], an initiative focused on enabling entrepreneurial thinking throughout the broader Oxford community. She brings core expertise in M&A, strategy and operational transformation from a career in consulting in NYC and in growth strategy at startups in the UK.

Contact Adriana: [email protected]

Akhila Denduluri

PhD Chemistry, Cambridge

Akhila is a Gates scholar and investigating the electrical interactions within living systems at a cellular level. She has extensive experience in health tech and working with interdisciplinary student teams to commercialise research. She has also built a talent platform to connect student entrepreneurs across the UK. Akhila is interested in socially-impactful translational ideas and need-driven innovation, which have the power to bridge the gap between availability and accessibility of technological solutions on a global scale.

Contact: [email protected]

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Edinburgh

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Glasgow

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Kings

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Leeds

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Manchester

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Newcastle

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Nottingham

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Queen’s Belfast

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Royal College of Art

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Sheffield

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Southampton

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St Andrews

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UCL

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Richa Bajpai

LBS, MBA

Richa founded Goodera in 2014 - a global technology platform for CSR, Sustainability and Volunteering. Raised $18mn from the likes of Omidyar Network and Angels like Ursula Burns, Binny Bansal of Flipkart amongst others. Starting in India, took Goodera global by expanding it to US & Europe.

She is also part of Forbes 30 under 30 India and Asia list and MIT Innovators under 35 India List. She also sits on the Advisory Board of Rutger University's Big Data Certificate Program.

Alessandro Masante

LSE, Undergraduate

Alessandro is a second year Creator Fund Student. He is the President of the LSE SU Venture Capital Society, is deeply embedded in the startup scene at the LSE, and has experience with working with early stage companies. He has previously interned at Barclays Investment Bank in the Equity Capital Markets division as well as at a boutique financial advisory firm, Kon Group.

Contact Alessandro at: [email protected]

Marc Moesser

Oxford, PHD Machine Learning

Marc is a second-year Creator Fund investor and an Ideas 2 Impact fellow at the Saïd Business School and the co-founder of the Oxford Venture Capital Network, focused on connecting stakeholders of the startup scene in Oxford and beyond. Previously, Marc interned as a management consultant at EY-Parthenon in Munich where he focused on the Life-science sector. He holds a MSc. in Biological Chemistry from ETH Zurich and a BSc. in Biochemistry from Heidelberg University and in his current studies is developing novel machine learning methods for the early stage drug discovery pipeline.

Contact Marc at: [email protected]