Andrew was previously a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he advised gold producers, end-users, central banks & investors across the Asian region as to appropriate commodity derivative hedging strategies. He cut his teeth in this sector at Societe Generale in Tokyo and Sydney.
Andrew was a seed financier of IDM Limited, which was eventually sold to Gameplay Plc in 1999. He moved on from Goldman Sachs in order to pursue further angel investments and to manage his own portfolio.
In 2001 he founded ARC InterCapital Ltd. His business acumen comes from his extensive experience in finance, international markets and sales. He admires the investment strategy of Warren Buffett, the management philosophy of Peter Drucker and the execution-focus of Jack Welch.
Andrew graduated from Aberystwyth University in Wales in 1991 with a degree in International Politics and has an MBA from London Business School. He is an Enterprise Fellow at the Prince’s Trust.
Simon is a UK based entrepreneur (London, UK). He acquired an orthotics and prosthetics business Rehabilitation Services Ltd in 1995 that he grew as a CEO from £3.5m to £30m in sales over 10 years and became the chairman of the industry association, representing the industry at a Government level. Simon remains entrepreneurial and is committed to building businesses. Simon holds an MBA from London Business School.
Jürgen (Munich, Germany) is founder & CEO of Mirablau, an investment & consulting group based in Munich. Mirablau holds various private equity and VC investments in Europe. Jürgen currently serves on several advisory boards. Before founding Mirablau in 2001, Jürgen worked with industry leading companies like Rodenstock and Roland Berger & Partner. Jürgen holds a Masters degree of engineering from Technical University Munich and graduated from IESE Business School (MBA). He was a lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University entrepreneurship center in Munich and is board member at the IESE search fund center.
Rob (Barcelona, Spain) co-founded and ran a US-based venture capital backed company in the 1980s. Since the successful sale of the company, he has been an active investor in a number of private companies in the US and the UK. Rob serves on the Advisory Board of Palamon Capital Partners in London, and is Visiting Professor at IESE Business School in Barcelona, where he teaches a course on entrepreneurial finance and founded the International Search Fund Center.