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Founders

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Values

What We
Live By

Our purpose is to back the optimists building a future we want to share.
These values guide everything we do.

Put People First

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We start with a deep respect for the people we work with – and for ourselves.

We work hard to put ourselves in other people’s shoes and prioritise what’s best for them.

We make a social contract with our founders: we’re their first port of call and deliver on our promises – we’re in this together.

Push the Limits

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We push ourselves and others to be better and dream bigger, every day.

We don’t fear failure and support one another to take risks where others won’t.

We look for ways to surprise and inspire each other, sharing an ambition to break new ground, together.

Be an Apprentice

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We love to start – and re-start, driven by restless curiosity and the knowledge that great things come from long-term commitment.

We believe in zero-ego: we’re pragmatic, do the homework and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty.

We’re forever learning and question everything, staying open to new ideas and feedback.

Bring Good Energy

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We believe in our spirit of optimism and adventure, to bring out the best people.

We stay bright and present, and bring our full selves to work.

We keep things informal, remembering to smile, joke and have fun along the way.

We start with a deep respect for the people we work with – and for ourselves.

We work hard to put ourselves in other people’s shoes and prioritise what’s best for them.

We make a social contract with our founders: we’re their first port of call and deliver on our promises – we’re in this together.

Family

A Young Team
Doing Things Differently

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Alex Brunicki

Partner

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Sonia Maciuszewicz

Founder Experience Manager

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Andre De Haes

Partner

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Humera Afzal

Humera Afzal

Director of Finance

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Daisy Onubogu

Daisy Onubogu

Head of Scouting

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Vinay Chaudhri

Head of Brand and Content

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Rachel Grahame

Manager of Firm Operations

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Backed Scouts

The Extended
Community

SCOUTS is a community of high-impact humans who are: 

1. aiding Backed in its mission to find and support world-changing talents. 

2. radically diversifying the landscape of venture and investing by ‘doing VC’ without waiting for permission 

3. learning and growing together toward individual ambitions, and supporting each other in surviving n' thriving along the way. 

Backed works to support their growth & development, expand their network, and elevate their personal brand. In turn, the community refers candidates for open vacancies across our portfolio companies, and sources high-potential founders for us to invest in.

Abi Mohamed

Abadesi Osunsade

Adam Elgabri

James Frewin

Isaac Kamlish

Jessica Yung

Gemma Milne

Freddie Fforde

Rashide Carvalho

Emmanuel Aremu

Victoria Stoyanova

Anne-Laure le Cunff

Juliette Premmeurer

Jos Smart

Jonny Burch

Nancy Fechnay

Jamie S Elliot

Dom Potter

Lauren Currie

Saloni Bhojwani

Milambo Makani

Amandine Flachs

Adi Chhabra

Maiko Schaffrath

Gustav Lundberg Toresson

Press

In the Press

POLLEN BACKED VC
The Wall Street Journal

Pollen (a.k.a Verve) Raises $60 Million to take Gen Z Group-Events Marketing Platform Beyond Music and Travel

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Wired

Next-Generation Protein Therapeutics Star LabGenius Raise $10M and labelled among London's Best Startups

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Tech Crunch

Meatable's Technology for Beef and Pork Will Use 99% Less Land Than Industrial Farming

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The Times

STEM Toy Maker Tech Will Save Us Take on Goliath BT And Win

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The FT

How Enterprise Alumni Built A Globally Successful Company With Gender-Balanced Ownership

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Tech EU

Foundries.io Gets $3.5 million to Expand Affordable Secure IoT Operating System

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The Guardian

Dance Revolution: Has Boiler Room Changed Club Culture Forever?

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Tech Crunch

Medal.tv Raise $9M To Become The Definitive Social Platform of Gaming

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The New York Times

One Knit at a Time

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Forbes

Interview with Andre de Haes

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Techcrunch

Blockchain-based banking backend Vault OS from ex-Googler emerges from stealth mode

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