Our team

Our team of investment professionals based in London, Munich and San Francisco combines technology, operational, corporate, legal and venture capital experience in both Europe and the U.S. Every team member contributes to the success of our investments along with the substantial resources of the Doughty Hanson Group.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and easy to talk to. We are happy to be contacted directly by entrepreneurs keen to discuss business opportunities and find out more about us or our portfolio companies. We also encourage entrepreneurs to approach us before their businesses need funding. This gives us an opportunity to get to know one another, possibly entering into an early dialogue and sharing ideas without the pressure of the fund raising process.

We attend and sponsor a number of industry events every year, both in the UK and in other European countries, so come and meet us personally to talk about your business ideas.

Nigel co-founded the Doughty Hanson Technology Fund in 2000 and currently serves as co-Managing Director. His specific areas of expertise include financial venture investment, high technology marketing and organisation development.

Previously, Nigel was the Group Director for Intel Capital Europe, managing a team responsible for making strategic equity investments and developing new business opportunities throughout Europe. He and the team together originated and invested in over 35 technology start-up companies, many of which became substantial public companies. Nigel has also worked at AT&T in the Communications Product Division leading a team developing high performance silicon processors.

Nigel delivers a number of career development courses for the European Venture Capital Association.

George co-founded Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures in 2000. He focuses on investments in the software, materials science and clean technologies sectors. Currently, George serves on the boards of RainStor, Odersun, MBA Polymers, Sustainable Energy Technologies and is an observer on nScaled.

George has been an active venture capitalist since 1995, originally in Silicon Valley and for the last decade in Europe. Prior to joining Doughty Hanson, George was head of the Strategic Investments and Acquisitions Group for Intel Corporation in Europe and the Middle East. He and his team invested in more than 30 companies in ten different countries, helping establish Intel as one of the largest venture capital investors in Europe.

George holds an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and a BS in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Stefan invests in mobile and internet companies across Europe. His current investments include Soundcloud and Ubidyne. In the past he led Doughty Hanson’s investments in Actionality (acquired by Yahoo!) and Plazes (acquired by Nokia) and was also involved with Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures' Adaptive Mobile Security, Azure, and Odersun.

Stefan started his career at o.tel.o communications, now part of Vodafone, where he was deeply involved with the launch of the first competitive consumer long-distance service in Germany. Later he joined Lucent Technologies, working with a number of pan-European carriers in a senior sales and business development role. Before joining Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures Stefan worked for Earlybird Venture Capital, the early stage venture capital fund.

Stefan holds a Dipl. Ing. (MSc) in Electrical engineering from RWTH-Aachen, Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Stefan is fluent in German and English.

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