Our Team

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Our professionals bring real-world experience and proven track records to support our ecosystem of innovators.

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Managing Director

Lisa is a founder, investor and mentor and brings over 20 years’ experience to BTV including a career at Unilever Ventures. Born in Durban and living in London, she’s passionate about people and planet, co-founding Kraydel to eliminate social isolation of the elderly, launching a Pan-African green bond to address food security, and setting up a world first Agri-MBA. Lisa has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc in biomechanics and a PhD in mechanical engineering. She says: “Magic happens when you harness the muscle of a big corporation and the innovation of a start-up”.

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Investment

Lukasz Garbowski

Investment director
Lukasz Garbowski

Lexy Prosszer

Investment principal
Lexy Prosszer

Sam Barton-Bridges

Senior Investment Associate
Sam Barton-Bridges

Sam Morris

Investment Analyst
Sam Morris

Jamie Price

Investment Intern
Jamie Price

Kory Sun

Investment Intern
Kory Sun

Legal

Peter Wozny

Senior legal Counsel
Peter Wozny

Chris Voelker

Senior Legal Counsel
Chris Voelker

Sarah Stapley

Paralegal
Sarah Stapley

Mia Broomhall

Legal Counsel (Secondee)
Mia Broomhall

Labs

Frazer Hembrow

Labs Manager
Frazer Hembrow

Finance & Portfolio

Fiona Kinghorn

CFO in residence
Fiona Kinghorn

Debbie Lowther

Non-Executive Director in Residence
Debbie Lowther

Wedel Chacon

Financial Controller
Wedel Chacon

Emma-Jane Frost

Senior Finance Manager
Emma-Jane Frost

Business Partners

Andrea McVeigh

Social Media Manager
Andrea McVeigh

Amelia Ford

Office Manager
Amelia Ford

Kristan Conchar

Executive Administrator
Kristan Conchar

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