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Robert Whitby-Smith


AI / Data Deeptech Digital Risk Fintech

Joined 2005


AlbionVC partner Robert has been investing in technology with us since 2005. The veteran investor is focused on finding and supporting exciting deeptech companies, and those operating in the B2B software space. 

Robert is always on the lookout for innovative, mission-driven founders creating change. The investor has a background in corporate finance, and over a 25-year career has worked at board level with tens of companies in a range of economic contexts. 

Whenever Robert backs a founder and their team, he brings this expertise to the table. He is always on-hand to offer input on everything from strategy and organisational design to culture, leadership, finance and fundraising.

The VC started out at KPMG, then built up further finance experience at Credit Suisse First Boston and ING Barings. Robert holds a BA (Hons) degree in History and is qualified as a chartered accountant.

I’m drawn to entrepreneurs and innovation which will solve important problems making a significant impact on the world


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