Our team.

We are an outstanding, diverse and multi-generational team.

Team Profile - Rupert Hambro

Rupert Hambro

Co-Founder, Chairman and Partner

Dominic Perks

Dominic Perks

Co-Founder & CEO

George Davies

George Davies

Partner

Andrew Wyke

Andrew Wyke

Partner

Ali Qaiser

Ali Qaiser

Managing Director

Andrew Noyons

Andrew Noyons

Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships

Elena Moneta

Elena Moneta

Principal

Sir Anthony Salz

Sir Anthony Salz

Chairman, Advisory Board

Nicholas Sharp

Nicholas Sharp

Head of Co-Investment Fund

Peter Soliman

Peter Soliman

General Counsel

Matilde Giglio

Matilde Giglio

Principal

Eric Davison

Eric Davison

Principal

Svenja Grundmann

Svenja Grundmann

Associate, Access Fund

Hasan Kundi

Hasan Kundi

Strategic Partnerships

David Cazalet

David Cazalet

Venture Partner

Nicola Still

Nicola Still

Head of Finance

Ivan Silic

Ivan Silic

Financial Accountant & HR Manager

Yohana Habtom

Yohana Habtom

Financial Accountant

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Team Profile - Rupert Hambro

Rupert Hambro

Co-Founder, Chairman and Partner

Rupert Hambro CBE co-founded Hambro Perks with Dominic Perks. In addition to being a Partner of Hambro Perks, Rupert serves as the Chairman of HPL and the Manager.

Rupert started his career in Peat Marwick Mitchell. He then joined Hambros Bank in 1964, becoming a director of the bank in 1969 then Chairman and CEO in 1983. In 1986, Rupert, together with his family, formed JO Hambro; two investment management businesses; and Hambro Magan, a corporate finance and M&A business.

Rupert acquired Hamleys toy store together with CVC and the Coal Board Pension Fund and led it to IPO in 1994 with a value of £18m. Rupert is an active venture capitalist, backing companies like Longshot Ltd which acquired pubs and restaurants, started a gym (Third Space) and acquired the Groucho Club, all of which were subsequently sold at a substantial profit. In 2008, Rupert became the founding shareholder and Chairman of Sipsmith Ltd, which was recently sold to Beam Suntory at a substantial profit for its shareholders.

Amongst other interests, Rupert’s current roles include Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He was previously director of Anglo Scandinavian Investment Trust, British Empire Investment Trust, St David’s Investment Trust, Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses, Investment Committee of Royal College of Physicians. Rupert is also an Honorary Fellow of Bath University.

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Dominic Perks

Dominic Perks

Co-Founder & CEO

Dominic co-founded Hambro Perks with Rupert Hambro CBE. As well as being a Partner of Hambro Perks, Dominic serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and is a voting member and Chairman of the Adviser’s Investment Committee.

Dominic focuses on the development of Hambro Perks, originating and assessing new opportunities for investment and advising businesses at their earliest stages. He has extensive entrepreneurial experience, having successfully founded, scaled and exited multiple businesses, and this experience is crucial in advising many of Hambro Perks’ youngest investee companies. 
Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Dominic was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co., where he advised clients on growth strategies. He also had a career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he primarily originated investment opportunities for private equity firms. Dominic graduated from Oxford University with a first-class degree in English Literature.

Dominic has been responsible for originating and investing into over forty portfolio companies and serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on a number of boards, including Tempo, Takumi and Rainmaking Venture Studio.

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George Davies

George Davies

Partner

George is a Partner of Hambro Perks, a director of HPL and is a member of the Investment Committee, as well as leading its investment team.

George focuses on the growth of Hambro Perks and our portfolio. He has driven Hambro Perks’ approach to capital allocation, portfolio management, performance tracking, the use of technology and investment committee decision-making. George has led multiple transactions including Muzmatch, Capitalise, Previse, Quorso, Antstream, GetGround, and TradeLedger.

Prior to joining Hambro Perks, George was a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Co., where he worked with financial institutions and private equity firms on transactions and growth strategy. In addition, George led multiple firm initiatives including working with activist investors and analyst recruiting.

Before McKinsey, George worked as an adviser to the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and George Osborne MP. George graduated from Oxford University in Modern History and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Andrew Wyke

Andrew Wyke

Partner

Andrew is a Partner of Hambro Perks, a director of HPL and is a voting member of the Adviser’s Investment Committee. Andrew is a serial angel investor and has a broad portfolio of technology investments at various stages of growth.

Prior to Hambro Perks, Andrew was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and built and ran one of the most successful Pan European businesses within the Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Division. Andrew and his team were responsible for covering a broad range of global clients including institutional money managers, international banks and corporates, working with them to implement a broad range of strategic initiatives across Europe and globally. He joined Goldman Sachs on a graduate training programme, having graduated from Nottingham University.

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Ali Qaiser

Ali Qaiser

Managing Director

Ali is a Managing Director at Hambro Perks and focuses on sourcing investment opportunities, executing new investments and portfolio management. He also focuses on strategic partnerships and international expansion opportunities for portfolio companies.

Ali started his career in consulting at EY where he worked on complex corporate finance challenges for clients. He is also a former debt capital markets investment banker advising on various landmark conventional and Islamic debt transactions & working with various entities of a Gulf sovereign for transactions of national importance.

Ali serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the board of Odondo, investor observer on the board of WeVat and has led transaction negotiation and execution for various new and follow-on Hambro Perks investments, including Muzmatch, WeVat and Sarwa. Ali speaks three languages and holds a master’s degree from University College London.

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Andrew Noyons

Andrew Noyons

Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships

Andrew joined Hambro Perks as a Managing Director in May 2019 to run distribution and capital raising.

Prior to Hambro Perks, Andrew was in the institutional equities division at Morgan Stanley from 2009 to 2013 before joining the public side of Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs until 2019 where he was responsible for the distribution of multiple European initial public offerings including the landmark Siemens Healthineers transaction, Europe’s largest public offering in over 10 years.

Before joining financial services, Andrew was a Captain in the British Army completing tours of Bosnia and Afghanistan with the Welsh Guards and the Parachute Regiment before serving as Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2008 to 2009. 
Andrew graduated from Durham University in 2004 with a degree in Modern History.

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Elena Moneta

Elena Moneta

Principal

Elena is a Principal at Hambro Perks and focuses on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, executing new and follow-on investments and portfolio management.

Elena started her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, where she spent three years advising clients on equity capital markets transactions including IPOs, rights issues and accelerated offers. Elena serves as Hambro Perks’ investor observer on the board of Heydoc and Feedr, and has led or co-led transaction negotiation and execution for various new and follow-on Hambro Perks investments, including Primary Bid’s £7 million Series A round, Kraydel’s £2.0 million seed round, Heydoc’s £1.2 million and £1.5 million seed and Series A rounds, Feedr’s £600k seed extension round and SmartTMS’s £250k and £550k pre-seed and seed rounds.

Elena holds a master’s degree in management from ESCP Europe and a bachelor’s degree in economics, management and finance. She speaks four languages and is a mentor at Techstars, the global seed accelerator.

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Sir Anthony Salz

Sir Anthony Salz

Chairman, Advisory Board

Sir Anthony is a director on the board of HPL and is the Chairman of its Advisory Board.

He was a corporate lawyer with Freshfields for over 30 years and spent the last 10 as its Senior Partner. Sir Anthony then joined Rothschild as Executive Vice Chairman, where he served for 11 years.

Sir Anthony serves as trustee of the Tate Foundation. Sir Anthony is a director The Scott Trust Limited, the owner of the Guardian Media Group. Sir Anthony also holds various other trustee and non-executive roles, including serving as trustee of the Conran Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. He is a member of the Investment Committees of both The Scott Trust Limited and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, each of which has endowment funds in excess of £800 million.

Previous roles include Vice Chair of the BBC Board of Governors, a member of the Board of the Department for Education, Chair of Teach First’s Business Development Council and of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House. He has chaired reviews on Youth Crime, Press Regulation and Barclays PLC’s Business Practices.

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Nicholas Sharp

Nicholas Sharp

Head of Co-Investment Fund

Nick is a Managing Director at Hambro Perks and is a voting member of the Adviser’s Investment Committee. Nick also founded and manages the Hambro Perks Growth EIS Fund.

Nick qualified as an accountant (ACA) with Deloitte & Touche in 2001. At Deloitte he served large financial firms predominantly in the City. Nick subsequently worked as a Portfolio Manager at Odey Asset Management where he helped manage various hedge and long only funds and institutional mandates.

Nick then worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch serving institutional fund managers across a range of business lines and asset classes in emerging markets, advising on primary and secondary investments and equity capital markets transactions.

Nick holds a degree from Oxford University and serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the boards of Smart RTMS and Movewise.

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Peter Soliman

Peter Soliman

General Counsel

Peter is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Hambro Perks. He also serves as a director on the board of the Manager.

Peter has been practising law for more than 18 years and has an in-depth understanding of the asset management industry. Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Peter served as General Counsel to leading mid-market private equity funds focused on providing investment capital for the acquisition and operational turnaround of underperforming companies. Peter gained much of his experience at leading international law firms CMS and Pinsent Masons. His experience spans the broad spectrum of corporate activity with a particular focus on the formation, structuring and management of alternative investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, buy-side and sell-side due-diligence, corporate restructurings and workout initiatives.

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Matilde Giglio

Matilde Giglio

Principal

Matilde is a Principal at Hambro Perks. 
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Matilde co-founded Compass News, a machine learning journalism start-up with offices in London and New York and over 100,000 monthly active users that was backed by Hambro Perks. Before that, Matilde worked at Fox and Paramount leading their marketing campaigns in Europe. At the start of 2019, she moved to India to run digital strategy for the Congress Party in the 2019 Indian general elections. 


Matilde holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an advisor at Bloomberg Beta and Startupbootcamp, where she advises early-stage technology companies on growth, product development and operations.

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Eric Davison

Eric Davison

Principal

Eric Davison is a Principal at Hambro Perks and serves as non-voting Secretary to the Adviser’s Investment Committee. Eric focuses on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, executing new and follow-on investments and portfolio management.


Eric is a qualified lawyer and prior to joining Hambro Perks worked in the corporate team at Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy, advising clients on late-stage growth/venture investments, mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions. Eric serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the board of ExSeed Health and has led or co-led transaction negotiation and execution for various new and follow-on Hambro Perks investments, including Capitalise’s £3.5 million Series A round, Muzmatch Inc.’s US$7 million Series A round and Primary Bid’s £7 million Series A round.


Eric holds an MBA from BPP Business School in London, completed his post-graduate legal studies at BPP Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Sussex University. He also serves as a mentor at Wayra, the global technological innovation arm of Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecoms company.

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Svenja Grundmann

Svenja Grundmann

Associate, Access Fund

Svenja joined Hambro Perks in April this year to focus on the German and Nordic regions as well as to work alongside Portfolio Manager Jemma Bruton and Richard Tufft, Venture Partner and Co-Head, in building out the EMEA secondaries fund, the Access Fund.

Prior to her recent appointment, Svenja worked as part of the Equity Capital Markets team at Morgan Stanley, where she covered German-speaking Europe. Here she worked on numerous equity transactions for tech clients in particular, including Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, and Scout24. Previous to this, Svenja worked on EY’s Transaction Advisory Services team and gained start-up experience at an early-stage venture in London, as well as Rocket Internet in Berlin. Svenja holds a master’s degree in International Business from The University of St Andrews and a dual study bachelor’s degree in Financial Management which she did in cooperation with ExxonMobil. She speaks English, German, Swedish and has basic knowledge in French.

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Hasan Kundi

Hasan Kundi

Strategic Partnerships

Hasan works in Strategic Relationships and Investor Relations at Hambro Perks, his focus is on working with our clients and running the operational aspects of the firm.

Hasan started as a graduate engineer working in the world of technology startups. With expertise in company technology and process, Hasan became an IT consultant and worked on some of Vodafone’s largest technology implementation projects globally before running operations at a FCA regulated fintech in London. Hasan holds a first class degree in engineering, speaks two languages and setup a wine importing business in Japan.

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David Cazalet

David Cazalet

Venture Partner

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Nicola Still

Nicola Still

Head of Finance

Nicola is the Head of Finance at Hambro Perks and oversees the day-to-day running of the Finance Function, annual audit and all management and statutory reporting.

Prior to Hambro Perks, Nicola trained as an auditor within the financial services team at a mid-tier accountancy firm, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2014. Nicola holds a masters in mathematics from the University of East Anglia.

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Ivan Silic

Ivan Silic

Financial Accountant & HR Manager

Ivan is a Financial Accountant at Hambro Perks working within the Finance Team, assisting with the day to day accounting functions, producing Management and Board Reports and supporting the preparation of the Statutory and Audited accounts.

Ivan works closely alongside a number of Hambro Perks portfolios, such as HP Insurtech Gateway, Tempo, GOTO Digital Marketing and Odondo providing accounting services and financial advice.

Ivan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He spent 15 years travelling most of the world as a professional model before starting his second career with Hambro Perks.

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Yohana Habtom

Yohana Habtom

Financial Accountant

Yohana works as a Financial Accountant at Hambro Perks, focusing on the preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements for the group company & assisting with the audit process, whilst also providing financial services for portfolio companies.

Yohana started her career in the accounting industry at a privately held, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company, specialized in Power Generation within the Oil & Gas industry, where she spent three years managing the entire accounting cycle through completion, including the preparation of analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.

Yohana speaks two languages, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and is part ACCA qualified.

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