Our Track Record

 

Official Partner of the London Co-investment Fund

Winner of the UKBAA's Lead Syndicate of the Year 2016 Award 

Winner of the Best Angel Syndicate 2017 at the Growth Investor Awards

Portfolio of over 100 companies including major British growth stories

20+ SEIS/EIS Investments completed every year

2,000+ investment opportunities reviewed every year

 

   

Our Team

Stephen Page

Stephen Page

CEO  

A veteran of the software industry, Stephen has started and sold a number of software companies including DataEase (global DBMS company) and Sapphire, Inc. (emergency management software). He is a director /advisor to over 20 start-ups and is passionate about allying top entrepreneurs to finance and mentoring.

Angelika Burawska

Angelika Burawska

COO  

Angelika Burawska holds Master degree in Business Management from top European universities. Her professional career started with international brands in Poland and Italy. She merged into startup world after moving to London. Her experience covers starting, running and investing in businesses. She joined SFC in early 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer.

Joseph Zipfel

Joseph Zipfel

CIO  

Joseph Zipfel joined Startup Funding Club in 2014 and is responsible for managing the execution and syndication of SFC’s investments and supporting portfolio companies with their fundraising strategy. Joseph previously worked in Investment Banking focusing on corporate finance and global markets roles. Joseph holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe.

Raphael Fässler

Raphael Fässler

Investment Manager  

As a graduate from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Raphael joined SFC in 2017 and is responsible for investor relations. Before, he was active in operational management and tax consulting.

Vangelis Andrikopoulos

Vangelis Andrikopoulos

Dealflow Manager  

Vangelis Andrikopoulos has studied Computer Science and Music. He joined Startup Funding Club in 2017 as a Deal flow Manager. Before that he has been involved in a number of startup projects that he cofounded or invested as an angel. He is a fan of Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain technology after having worked with one of Don Tapscott’s teams doing research on the Blockchain.

Jerry Zhang

Jerry Zhang

Overseas Investments Officer  

Jerry Zhang holds a master in Finance from Newcastle University with distinction. He joined Startup Funding Club in 2017 and is responsible for managing overseas investors. Before, he worked in Chinese banking organization. He was also acted as CIO in Chinese PE company(Shanghai Mingshui Investment and Management Company).

Alex Batlle Bosch

Alex Batlle Bosch

Marketing Manager  

Alex joined Startup Funding Club in 2016 after graduating from Goldsmith University in London. She demonstrates vast experiences in the event management industry and is now responsible for all marketing and brand activities at Startup Funding Club.

Marguerite Crossfield

Marguerite Crossfield

Compliance Officer  

Marguerite has been working for more than two decades as a Management Accountant in the software industry and has been involved with supporting startups through Startup Funding Club for more than five years. She joined Startup Funding Club in 2017 to ensure credibility of SFC and its investee companies.

Rick Payne

Rick Payne

Advisor  

Rick is the founder and corporate finance director of Bennett Brooks, a full-service accountancy and management consultancy practice. As a long-standing professional partner Rick is best placed to advise entrepreneurs and startups on planning and operations.

Prof. Gino Martini

Prof. Gino Martini

Chief Scientific Officer  

Gino is Professor of Pharmaceutical Innovation at King’s College London and Director of Rainbow medical engineering. Professor Martini has occupied many roles in like Senior Director of Preclinical and Pharmaceutical Development for Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific at GlaxoSmithKline. Gino advises SFC on medical and pharmaceutical opportunities.

Mark Tayler

Mark Tayler

Advisor  

Mark is a Director of Startup Funding Club, a technology start-up co-founder and experienced investor. Mark has exited one technology start-up as co-founder and COO as well as having experience within the fund management industry, having overseen multi-million pound projects at Fidelity and New Star.

Stephen Lindsay

Stephen Lindsay

Business Development  

Stephen is Co-Founder and Head of Business Development at Ixty. Before moving to the angel investing and startup world, Stephen developed his career in financial services and sales and worked in countries like Singapore and France. His main role at Startup Funding Club is introducing new investors to tax efficient investing through the Fund and angel network.


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