Evelyn is our programme and events associate, helping deliver the accelerator and community events. She previously worked with entrepreneurs in Kenya, supporting them in business development.
Joe is Chief Investment Officer at BGV, leading on our investment strategy. He previously ran a consulting business, advising investors and ventures on impact investing, and before that ran a social venture capital fund investing in the education, social care and financial inclusion sectors.
Matthew helps to organise the BGV team and manage our internal processes – he keeps everything running smoothly. He previously worked for an online charity auction platform that has raised £3 million for good causes around the world.
Vicky is a Partner and Programme Manager at BGV, leading on design and delivery of our accelerator programme. Previously she worked at Participle, a service design company redesigning public services to improve people’s relationship with society.
Melanie is a partner at Bethnal Green Ventures leading our work on helping our ventures raise further investment. She was previously an investment manager at Octopus Ventures and Channel 4’s Innovation for the Public (4iP) fund.
Anna is Investment Manager and Partner at BGV, leading on BGV’s investment process and follow-on funding for alumni. Her background is as a corporate lawyer – having worked in London and most recently in Tokyo as in-house counsel for Mitsubishi Corporation.
Paul is a partner at Bethnal Green Ventures where he leads our strategy and partnerships. He was previously co-founder and CEO of education technology startup School of Everything as well as working for the think tanks Demos and Forum for the Future.
Giles Andrews – Chair
Giles is co-founder of Zopa, the world’s first and Europe’s largest peer-to-peer lending site. Before that Giles co-founded car business Caverdale which grew to £250 million in revenues. He has a wealth of experience as a founder and of the investment world.
Francine is co-founder and CEO of MastodonC. She is an analytics professional and data scientist who previously worked at Google and Ask. She is also a trustee at Datakind.