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    Team

    Matthew Aubrey
    Team organiser

    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-Marie Gibbons
    Partner

    Vicky is a Partner at BGV, leading on design and delivery of our accelerator programmes. Previously she worked at Participle, a service design company redesigning public services to improve people’s relationship with society.

    Melanie Hayes
    Partner

    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 Hyde
    Partner

    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.

    Joe Ludlow
    Partner

    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.

    Paul Miller
    Partner

    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.

    Jeevahan Murugesu
    Associate

    Jeeves is our Associate, helping to deliver the accelerator and community events. He previously worked for a number of fintech startups helping them grow. Jeeves cares about helping young vulnerable people and mental health.

    Dama Sathianathan
    Communications Manager

    Dama is the Communications Manager at BGV leading on comms and events. She previously worked for international NGOs using digital storytelling and data for good and has a background in international relations.

    Jessica Stacey
    Partner

    Jessica manages our programme and community partnerships at BGV. Prior to joining she worked for Nesta’s policy and research team focusing on startup support. Her background is in PR and communications.

    Board

    Giles Andrews – Chair
    Non-executive Board Member

    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.

    Fran Bennett
    Non-executive Board Member

    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.

    Paul Kirby
    Non-executive Board Member

    Paul has been Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street and Global Head of the Government and Public Sector Practice at KPMG. He is also a non-executive member of the Cabinet Office Board and a Visiting Professor at the LSE.