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Peter Harrison is the Group Chief Executive at Schroders, the British multinational asset management company founded in 1804, with 574.4bn GBP in assets under management (2020). Harrison began his career at Schroders and subsequently held roles at Newton Investment Management, JP Morgan Asset Management as Head of Global Equities and Multi-Asset and at Deutsche Asset Management as Global Chief Investment Officer. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of RWC Partners before re-joining Schroders as Global Head of Equities in March 2013.
KC is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned VC investor. He is the co-founder and former General Partner of Northzone Ventures—among their seed investments during his tenure are Spotify, Stepstone, and Mas Movii, in addition to 50+ other tech and software companies. Northzone has become one of the leading European VCs backing many of the most successful startups in the region. KC is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hugin AS, and he has co-founded and chaired startup incubators StartupLab, Aleap, ShareLab, and the seed fund Founders Fund. As Antler's Chief Investment Officer, KC oversees investment processes and activities in Antler supporting our investments across all our funds.
Ken Hitchner is the former CEO of APAC ex-Japan, Goldman Sachs. Hitchner joined Goldman Sachs in 1991 after a career as a US Navy pilot. Among the many achievements during his 28 years at one of the world’s premier financial institutions was helping set up and lead its global healthcare banking practice and leading APAC ex-Japan. Ken earned an BA from the University of Colorado and an MBA as a merit fellow from Columbia University Business School.
Kimberley is a published author with 20+ years of experience leading communications, brand marketing, and content strategy at financial firms including Goldman Sachs. A Canadian, Swiss, and American with a lifelong passion for language, she earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Aaron Harris is the founder of Magid & Co., where he works with founders to scale their startups and navigate fundraising. He was previously a partner at Y Combinator for 7.5 years, where he funded and advised hundreds of companies including Deel, OpenSea, Scale ($7.3 billion, Rappi, and Groww, Ironclad, Lattice, Ajaib, Xendit and others). He also built YC’s Series A program, which helped hundreds of companies raise over $3 billion in Series A and B rounds. Aaron founded Tutorspree, worked at Bridgewater Associates and went to Harvard University.
Assieh has over 10 years’ experience with high growth technology start-ups and tier-one companies. Prior to joining Antler, Assieh spent 6 years at Blippar, a tech company specialized in Augmented Reality, where she built and lead the Marketing function. Prior to Blippar, Assieh worked with other high growth startups like HelloFresh as well as larger corporates such as Sony.
Retired CEO of T. Rowe Price GIS - T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm with over $1 trillion under management. Ruppert is also a Venture Partner at Greenspring Associates and an active early-stage investor and Board member of INSEAD Business School and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among others.
David leads executive talent acquisition at Antler. He focuses on hiring the next generation of Antler Partners by way of international expansion into new geographies, and functional leaders to strengthen firm functions. Prior to Antler, he led global talent acquisition for GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund and institutional investor. He previously looked after Partner executive and leadership recruitment at McKinsey & Company's New Ventures practice. David is an alumnus of Duke University.
James Anderson is the co-manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust at Baillie Gifford. Anderson joined Baillie Gifford, which oversees about $450 billion, in 1983 and became a partner four years later. He led the firm’s European equity team and later co-founded its long-term global growth strategy. Anderson also chaired Baillie Gifford’s international growth portfolio construction group from its inception in 2003 until 2019, and pioneered the firm’s investments in non-public companies.
Dragana is Antler's Global Finance Director. Dragana is based in Singapore and oversees all finance related matters for the group. She has over 15 years of experience in managing end to end financial processes and planning, in various jurisdictions, predominantly in the financial services industry. Dragana's passion is streamlining of complex processes and structuring and guiding finance teams in becoming key strategic business partners.
Adrian ensures that we are compliant with all regulations in the many regions that Antler operates. Adrian has over 10 years experience in financial compliance including positions with regulators, market makers, broker/dealers and private equity and holds several degrees in business, law, and technology.
Jeff is a sales leader and investor. Over a nine year run at LinkedIn, Jeff held a series of roles launching new business units and leading sales teams to best-in-company performances as the business grew to 770 million members and $10B in revenue. Separately, Jeff launched his own company, Earhoox, scaling it across the globe. He is also an active angel investor focused on health, wealth, and happiness. Before coming to Antler, he was a General Partner at Forum Ventures, focused on early stage B2B SaaS.
Ryan Sommerville is a General Partner at Antler US and head of the firm’s Colorado office.
Bernie combines his experience as a founder and investor to support entrepreneurs. He co-founded a technology based startup in the solar sector that grew from its homebase in Toronto, to over two hundred employees with an additional office in San Francisco, serving customers across the USA and Ontario. That company was VC backed and had a successful exit to a NYSE-listed acquirer. His experience as an investor includes working with premier VC funds, in addition to angel investing. Helping entrepreneurs think about value creation and building relationships with the capital markets are ways that Bernie enjoys working with founders.
Naman has founded and exited 3 travel technology businesses. He has built original small teams from inception and growing them to over 700 people. His companies were able to grow with great people building great products using technology. Developing people, products and technology to rapidly scale business and leading to successful financial exits for investors are the skills and experience Naman brings to Antler Canada.
Jed Rose is a Partner at Antler and brings operator, advisor, and investor experience from Seed to Series C rounds. He was the GM of EMEA with Airwallex, a B2B fintech payments unicorn that is backed by investors such as Sequoia and DST Global. Prior to Antler and Airwallex, Jed was CEO at Paymentsense, where he led the fintech startup through a period of rapid growth with EBITDA growing from breakeven to £24m in just three years and to an exit. Prior to Paymentsense, Jed did product management for Microsoft Windows for six years where he focused on B2C, international expansion, and product pilots. Jed received a B.Sc. with Honours in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.