Nutmeg has a team of world-renowned shareholders, who have a wealth of experience in investment management and developing innovative, successful internet businesses. They have also been integral to the success of digital giants such a Skype, Baidu, Hotmail and Facebook, to name but a few.
Balderton Capital is one of the largest venture capital firms in Europe. Based in London, the firm manages $2.2 billion of assets and has invested in over 100 companies since its foundation in 2000. Other notable investments include Betfair, LOVEFiLM, NaturalMotion, MySQL and YOOX Group. Tim Bunting (pictured) is Balderton's representative on the Nutmeg board. Prior to joining Balderton, Tim spent 18 years with Goldman Sachs, where his roles included being Global Head of Equity Capital Markets.
Sir Charles Dunstone is the Chairman and Co-founder of mobile phone retailer The Carphone Warehouse, which has over 1,700 stores across Europe, and is Chairman of TalkTalk Group. He is also a Non-Executive Director of HBOS and Independent Media Distribution Plc. In 2005 Sir Charles was awarded The Daily Telegraph's Business Person of the Year. He is a council member of The Prince’s Trust and was knighted in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to the mobile communications industry and to charity.
Daniel is Chairman and Founder of Armada Investment Group. He started his first company – a successful importer and distributor for Apple – at the age of 18 while completing his apprenticeship at the Swiss Bank Corporation. In 1996, he spun off a B2B software business called TRADEX, selling it to Ariba in March 2000 for 5.6 billion dollars. After the completion of the sale – one of the largest software transactions ever – he formed Armada Investment Group as his family office and venture fund.
John Kay chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2012. He is a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a director of several public companies and contributes a weekly column to the Financial Times. He is the author of many books, including The Truth about Markets (2003) and The Long and the Short of It: finance and investment for normally intelligent people who are not in the industry (2009) and his latest book, Obliquity was published by Profile Books in March 2010.
Zurich-based Klaus Hommels is a venture capitalist who focuses on seed and early-stage investments. He has founded his own venture capital fund by the name Hommels Holding through which he has invested primarily in internet businesses. Klaus has been involved in a number of high-profile and hugely successful digital companies such as Skype, Facebook and Xing. Klaus was elected Europe’s most successful Entrepreneurial Private Investor in 2006 by the leading European business schools IESE, INSEAD, and the University of St. Gallen.
Nigel Wray, chairman of Saracens rugby club and well-known entrepreneur, has an impressive track record of investing in and developing successful organisations across a range of sectors, particularly the investment, property, fund, media and sport industries. Well known for his association with Saracens, Nigel has also held directorships and significant shareholdings in companies such as Domino’s Pizza, Singer & Friedlander Group and Carlton Communications, and has been a non-executive shareholder director of People's Phone Company, Networkers, Skyepharma, Chorion and Urbium.
Pentech Ventures is a venture capital business focused on finding and investing in category-defining digital companies. Pentech has invested in a multitude of successful internet and ecommerce firms, including Secretsales, Maxymiser and Struq. Craig Anderson (pictured) is a partner at Pentech and Non-Executive Director of Nutmeg. Craig qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and has held senior operational and financial roles within a number of high-growth businesses. As Group Financial Controller of Kwik-Fit plc, he oversaw 25 operating divisions across 12 countries.
Schroders is a global asset management company, founded in 1804. Headquartered in London, it employs over 3,500 people worldwide across 37 offices in 27 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Executive Vice Chairman and Global Head of Distribution, Massimo Tosato (pictured) joined Schroders in 1995 and was appointed to the Board in 2001. Massimo has been a member of the Board of Overseers, Columbia Business School, New York since 1992.
Tim Draper founded Draper Associates in 1985, which when joined by John Fisher and Steve Jurvetson became the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, now DFJ. The firm’s investments include Hotmail, Tesla and Baidu, among many others. Tim Draper created the DFJ Network, a global network of venture funds who work together to improve service to entrepreneurs, covering 30 cities around the world. He has a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University with a major in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
R. Todd Ruppert is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ruppert International Inc. In 2012 he retired from the T. Rowe Price group, a $700 billion global investment management firm at the time of his retirement. He was Board Member and President of T. Rowe Price International and member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price group.
During 27 years at T. Rowe Price, among other responsibilities, he initiated, established and led the institutional and intermediary businesses internationally. He also initiated the firm’s intermediary business in the US and led the US institutional business.