Monthly Archives: February 2014

Richard Gibson, investor & adviser

Richard is an investor, director and adviser to growth businesses. Richard played a leading role in the growth of SwiftKey, firstly as CFO and then as Executive Chairman, leading the investment rounds and subsequently working with the founders, executive team, board and shareholders on the acquisition by Microsoft in 2016.

Simon Calver – Head of BGF Venture Fund

Simon heads BGF’s £200m fund dedicated to earlier stage UK tech. Former LOVEFiLM CEO, leading growth from a series of small start-ups into a multi-million pound enterprise & negotiating successful sale to Amazon. Subsequently CEO of Mothercare, kick-starting turnaround plan to improve UK profitability & growth and accelerate international expansion.


Bruno Moreau Bailey Fisher is pleased to have assisted specialist biometrics company Warwick Warp with the search for a Chairman, resulting in the appointment of international serial entrepreneur and electronic transaction expert, Bruno Moreau. Warwick Warp was founded as a spin-off from the University of Warwick. Its founders included Professor Roland Wilson from the Signal…

Alex McCracken, MD Venture Services – Silicon Valley Bank

Alex works closely with the VC community and venture backed companies and leverages Silicon Valley Bank’s global network to help early and growth-stage businesses succeed. Alex has over 20 years’ experience financing technology companies at all stages of growth, and prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, was an Investment Manager at TTP Ventures.

William Reeve – serial entrepreneur & investor

William Reeve co-founded (acquired by Amazon) and Secret Escapes and has helped grow numerous other success stories, including, Zoopla and Evi Technologies (acquired by Amazon). He is currently Co-CEO of William led discussion on ‘The problem with UK tech is a shortage of capital and talent: fact or fiction?’