We train exceptional students to lead our fund on their campuses. Around our investment table we have PHDs in subjects from Machine Learning to Drug Discovery, entrepreneurs who have built global businesses, and experienced VCs. The strength of our team is our diversity of thought.

Meet Our Student Investors

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.

Nina Warner

Cambridge, PHD Chemistry

Nina is the President of the Cambridge Entrepreneurs Society, which since 1999 has awarded more than £600,000 in prize money to 60 startups who’ve raised over £300m. Previously she conducted research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Pomona University. She is also currently working on a disruptive startup in the beauty industry.

Contact Nina at: [email protected]

Joe Brown

Oxford, PHD Computer Science

Joe is a second 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]

Masamba Senghore

UCL, Undergraduate

Masamba is the Director of the UCLE VC Fund where he and his team provide capital to the most promising startups emerging from the university. He is also the Investment Officer at Bloomsbury Capital, leading UCL’s largest investment fund. Prior to this, Masamba co-founded and managed a clothing brand, built online retail stores and ran marketing campaigns for multiple brands. He has also accumulated experience within asset management and consulting. He was recently recognised by the Future Leaders Magazine at #6 of the most promising 150 BME undergrads in the UK.

Contact Masamba at: [email protected]

Anna Briggs

LBS, MBA

Anna has deep experience in the retail industry, having held operations and expansion roles at venture-backed startups in the US in New York and Austin. Currently, she is interning at Kindred Capital, one of London’s top Seed-stage VCs and previously interned at FirstMinute Capital, focusing on B2C and marketplace startups across sectors including fashion, social media, travel and gaming. She is passionate about businesses that are a force for good and is on the Executive Committee of the LBS Social Impact Club.

Contact Anna at: [email protected]

Mason Sinclair

Cambridge, MBA

Mason founded and ran his own venture-backed startup, The Inspiration Lab, in South Africa before moving to the UK to work for the VC fund Newable, where he was responsible for coordinating all deal origination, due diligence and investment committees. He was also previously Entrepreneur in Residence at JoziHub, a partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, where advised and mentored startups. He also holds bachelors in both Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and is passionate about deep science technology ventures.

Contact Mason at: [email protected]

Alessandro Masante

LSE, Undergraduate

Alessandro led ESS Venture’s dealflow sourcing in the Italian region and previously interned with boutique financial advisory firm Kon Group and at Banca Mediolanum. He has since headed up VC relations at LSE’s Venture Capital Society and is deeply embedded across the LSE startup scene.

Contact Alessandro at: [email protected]

Lucy Wood

Kings, Undergraduate

Lucy is currently a member of the King’s Accelerator team where she runs a year-long workshop course for 300+ students a year that equips them with the skills and support to create their own early-stage start-ups. She also holds a Growth role at the high-growth AdTech startup Fanbytes and her investing interests lie in Healthtech, Neuroscience and mental health.

Contact Lucy at: [email protected]

Toyosi Ogedengbe

Oxford, MBA

Toyosi is an angel investor, entrepreneur and venture developer with 10+ years of professional experience. His core expertise is in strategy development and operational improvement gained from a career in consulting, where he served a wide range of FTSE and NYSE companies. More recently, Toyosi co-founded a deal-sourcing startup that connects start-ups and scale-ups in Africa to private investors. He also acts as an Advisor to a number of early-stage ventures on the continent.

Contact Toyosi at: [email protected]

Dev Majumder

LBS, MBA

Dev brings over 13 years of experience of working in large Fortune-100 companies (BP, Honeywell, ExxonMobil). In his previous roles, Dev led R&D innovations and scale-up of new technologies in the energy, chemicals, renewables, and sustainability sectors, and managed multifunctional teams in the USA and UK. His most recent role was as Technology Team Leader at BP. Dev holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and 14 patents in energy, chemicals, and renewable chemical process technologies.

Contact Dev at: [email protected]

Marc Moesser

Oxford, PHD Chemical Biology

Marc is 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. As an investor, Marc is especially interested in supporting Biotech and Deep Tech startups.

Contact Marc at: [email protected]

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassador training program ensures that we are seeing the best startups on an even wider range of campuses

Chris Thittayil

Glasgow

Chris is the co-founder of a start-up participating in the RBS pre-accelerator and the Corporate Relations Director of the Glasgow University Investment and Trading Club. He is a part of the Glasgow University Entrepreneurship Society where he previously held a vice-president position and co-founded a tech start-up hackathon.

Joshua Greenidge

Bristol

Joshua is the founding president of the Bristol Entrepreneurs Society and a teaching assistant at the University of Bristol's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He was awarded an Alumni Association Student Award in 2017 for contributing to the regions entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting student founders and became a venture fellow at Included VC in 2019.

Jeppe Sarinen

Nottingham

Jeppe is the Director of NEFS Equity Fund, one of the UK’s largest student-run real money investment funds and Vice President of 180 Degrees Consulting. He has previously founded a variety of local start-ups in Spain, interned in international business advisory in China and in M&A investment banking in Brazil.

Abhisekh Shah

Director of French Expansion

HEC

Abhisekh has six years of entrepreneurial work experience prior to joining HEC Paris MBA program. He held operations and expansion role at a venture-backed start-up in India. Additionally, he co-founded an on-demand premium apparel renting start-up. He is currently the President of HEC Paris Entrepreneurship Club and is also assisting a Search Fund entrepreneur to acquire an SME in France.

Paul Higham

Imperial

Paul is currently pursuing an MSc in Biomedical Engineering after having spent 5 years with the FTSE 100 group Halma. While at Halma, he worked on various engineering, operations and commercial projects in the healthcare, environmental and life sciences sectors, most recently leading the group’s first internal start-up: Wave Illumination. He is involved in the newly created MedTech Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program at Imperial.

Adam Flanagan

Edinburgh

Adam is a University of Edinburgh Economics & Politics student, and the co-founder of Future Labs, a teen-led consultancy and events company which aims to encourage more young people to pursue their passions. He has been recognised for his entrepreneurial achievements at an event at 10 Downing Street.

Jai Taylor

Aberdeen

Jai’s first taste of entrepreneurship was founding a charity as an 18 year old school leaver. At the University of Aberdeen, he has completed an accelerator, cofounded a networking group, launched a startup hackathon, and become President of the entrepreneurship society. Jai was named as 1 of 100 young people who are changing the way people live in Scotland.

Adolfo Casabal

Leeds

Adolfo is currently the President of Leeds Entrepreneur Society and part of the Innovation team at Enactus. He organised the TechStars Startup Weekend on campus, and promotes enterprise opportunities throughout the university. He has a wide experience in business development and digital marketing. Adolfo is now in his final year of university studying Management and Philosophy.

Mahdi Allawati

Manchester

Mahdi Al Lawati is a Civil Engineering student at the University of Manchester with strong interests in emerging technologies and property. He is Events Manager at Manchester Entrepreneurs and the Founder and Managing Director of the International Consulting Club.

Rafael Quintanilla Loeillet

Imperial

Rafael holds a BA in Politics from King’s College London and has working experience in Fintech at Allfunds, as well as in Asset Management at both UBS and the Sifter Fund. From Switzerland and Spain, he speaks three languages and is interested in tech, consumer brands, and politics.

James Urquhart

St. Andrews

James is a second year student studying mathematics at The University of St Andrews.
He is the president of The St Andrews Entrepreneurs Society and an analyst in The St Andrews Investment Society.

James Goforth

Warwick

James is the Co-Director of the Warwick Incubator, which is the UK’s first student led Incubator, which has received over £500k in funding offers since it was founded. He is also the Co-Founder and Director of the UK’s first Inspiring Leadership Scholars Program.

Edmond Mammy

Newcastle

Edmond is the campus director for the Hult Prize Foundation and an analyst at Newcastle University's student managed equity fund. He is an investor in the TMT sector.

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