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Ed Lascelles

Partner

AI / Data Deeptech Digital Risk Fintech UCL Tech Fund

Joined 2004

Overview

AlbionVC partner Ed has been investing in technology with us since 2004.

Heading up our tech team, Ed is ever-curious, and discovers and nurtures startups that go on to make waves in sectors spanning B2B software, fintech, cyber, AI and deeptech.

Having started out on his career during the dotcom cycle, Ed has seen many trends emerge and disappear over the years, has fallen in love with the software industry, and consistently backs disruptive players.

He was the first investor in the cybersecurity leader Egress (acquired by KnowB4) and an early investor in fintech Credit Kudos (acquired by Apple). He has also partnered with blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, decision intelligence platform Quantexa, and payments fintech Runa. Other companies Ed has worked with over the years include 5mins, InCrowd, Koru Kids, OpenDialog, Panaseer, Perchpeek, RFI (acquired by UL) and Seldon.

Personal

Never shy of asking the big questions, Ed graduated from UCL with a degree in philosophy. After graduating he completed a stint in banking with ING Barings & Charterhouse, where he advised public companies on equity financing and M&A, before joining Albion.

Today the Londoner spends much of his free time on a football pitch or exploring his love of music (sometimes behind the decks). He can also be found learning how to code (it is a long-term project), or researching his next trip to a remote, snow-capped peak.

We are living in the greatest entrepreneurship boom in over a century – this is an amazing time to be founding a business.

ED LASCELLES, PARTNER

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