Speakers | BVCA Accelerate


Conference: 21-22 May, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London
Drinks Reception: 22 May, The Rooftop, The Trafalgar St. James, London
Hear unmatched insight from over 50 speakers from across the Angel, Venture and Growth Equity ecosystem.
Across two days, industry expert speakers will explore key issues across Seed, Series A, Late-Stage Venture and Growth Capital in intimate firesides, thought-leading keynotes, panel discussions and debates. Click below to see who is speaking on each day of the conference, and click on their profile to learn more about them. Additional speakers will be announced soon.

21 May

Day 1: Seed to Series A

22 May

Day 2: Late-Stage Venture to Growth Equity
Tom Adeyoola
Strategic Director, Extend Ventures
Rushanara Ali MP
Shadow Minister for Investment and Small Business
Amelia Armour
Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
Kerry Baldwin
Managing Partner, IQ Capital
Roderick Beer
Managing Director, UKBAA
Greg Bennett
Partner, Passion Capital
Vishal Bhatia
Fund Manager, London Fields
Marcus Börner
Founding Partner, AQVC
Alex Bruh
CEO, Wax Poetics
Ed Bussey
CEO, Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE)
Chloe Dagnell
Principal, Isomer Capital
Louise Doherty
Angel Investor
Louise Doyle
Founder, Needi
Sarah Drinkwater
Solo GP, Common Magic
Chris Elphick
Head of Venture Capital, BVCA
Sion Evans
Investment Manager, VenCap
Laura Foster
Head of Technology and Innovation, techUK
Ruth Foxe Blader
Founder, Foxe Capital
Olivia Green
Senior Policy Executive, Venture Capital, BVCA
Jay Gujral
Global Commercial Director, Block Dojo
Ladi Greenstreet
Co-CEO, Diversity VC
Kitty Horlick
Director, Rarilabs
Nils Howland
Vice President, Dawn Capital
Miles Kirby
CEO, Deeptech Labs
Brian Kinane
Founding Partner, Sure Valley Ventures
Llewellyn Kinch
Founder and CEO, MakeMyHouseGreen
Michael Laylock
Director, Funds, British Patient Capital
Scott le Roi
Founder and CEO, Pogo Travel App
Andrew Noble
Partner, Par Equity
Mayowa Ogunremi
Investment Principal, Form Ventures
Baris Ozaydinli
Founder and CEO, Scooch
Sonal Pai
Investor, First Spark Ventures
Oliver Petrus
Co-Founder and CEO, Rejoy
Rupa Popat
Founder & Managing Partner, Araya Ventures
Jessica Rasmussen
Co-Founder & CEO, Two Magnolias
Cam Ross
CEO, Green Angel Syndicate
Christoph Ruedig
Partner, Albion Captial
Amrit Sami
Investment Associate, Mercia
Roei Samuel
Founder and CEO, Connectd
Ben Shirbman
Partner, Cooley
Glenn Smith
CEO, fueld.ai
Tom Taylor
Head of Policy, Legal & Regulatory, BVCA
Nikita Thakrar
Co-Founder & CEO
Jenny Tooth OBE
Executive Chair, UKBAA
Denise Typl
Senior Manager, Industry Development, Membership, BVCA
Nick Valenzia
Co-Founder, Leafr
Henry Whorwood
Head of Research & Consultancy, Beauhurst
Tom Wilson
Partner, Seedcamp
Debbie Wosskow OBE
Co-Chair, Invest in Women Taskforce
Amy Abbott
Director, Industry Development, BVCA
Karim Abdel-Ghaffar Plaza
Founding Partner, Westerly Winds
Harriet Assem
Head of Sustainability, BVCA
David Burns
Managing Partner, Phoenix Equity Partners
Stuart Chapman
Co-Founder, Molten Ventures
James Clark
Marketing Director, Molten Ventures
Isobel Clarke
Director of Policy, BVCA
Gareth Davies MP
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
Leon de Bono
Managing Director, Industry Development, BVCA
Chris Elphick
Head of Venture Capital, BVCA
Stephen Fahy
Partner, Venture Debt, Hambro Perks
Stéphanie Heller
Managing Partner, Bootstrap
Umur Hursever
Partner, Lightrock
Chris Kay
Partner, FPE Capital
Ben Leslie
Investment Director, Puma Private Equity
Tim Levene
CEO, Augmentum
Catherine Lewis La Torre
Former Chief Executive of British Business Bank, British Patient Capital and British Business Investments
Malcolm MacDougall
Partner, Stephenson Harwood
Dr Allan Marchington
Managing Director, and Head of Life Sciences, ICG
Simone Maini
Chief Executive Officer, Elliptic
Fidel Manolopoulos
Partner, Co Head of EMEA Investment Private Equity, Federated Hermes
Karen McCormick
Chief Investment Officer, Beringea
Michael Moore
Chief Executive, BVCA
Michael Mueller
Founder and Executive Chair, Form 3
Olav Ostin
Founder and Managing Partner, TempoCap
Nalin Patel
Lead Analyst, EMEA Private Capital, PitchBook
Harry Raikes
Investment Director, Schroders Capital
Matt Ridley
Head of Venture Capital, Hangar 51, International Airlines Group (IAG)
Richard Shaw
Partner, Growth Capital Partners
Adam Shuaib
Partner, Episode 1
Mark Slack
Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer, CMR Surgical
Hayden Smith
Partner, Fuse Capital
Nicholas Stocks
General Partner, White Star Capital
Chris Wade
Partner, Isomer Capital
Yoram Wijngaarde
Founder & CEO, Dealroom
Andrew Williamson
Managing Partner, CIC
Jay Wilson
Partner, Albion Capital
Tiffany Young
Origination Director, YFM Equity Partners
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