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Growthdeck Expands Business Development Team with Two New Directors

by Growthdeck Team

26 January 2024

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We are delighted to announce that we have appointed highly experienced investment industry professionals Anna Daniels and Gaelle Lebray as Relationship Directors as we continue to grow our Business Development team.

Anna was previously CEO of Involved Investors, the SME investment network. There she was responsible for helping early-stage companies find strategic routes to funding development and growth.

Anna also has experience as an entrepreneur, angel investor, board advisor and mentor, having previously founded, scaled and exited Daniels Group, a corporate health and fitness business.

Anna says:

“I’ve always believed that it’s important to find the right investor for the right investment opportunity and at Growthdeck we have some of the most innovative businesses in the UK looking for funding. I'm looking forward to building lasting relationships with existing and new Growthdeck investors and introducing them to opportunities that will have every chance of success, not only through their funding but more importantly from their experience, knowledge and support.”

Gaelle Lebray joins Growthdeck after spending the last four years as an executive coach for high performers in the financial services industry.

She is an accomplished Executive Director with nearly 20 years of experience in investment banking with the likes of J.P. Morgan & Co and Morgan Stanley.

Gaelle is also a dedicated athlete who has achieved great success as a former age group Triathlon World and European champion.

Gaelle comments:

"I am excited to be joining Growthdeck. I like the fact that Growthdeck is a personal VC and offers EIS and SEIS tax efficient investment opportunities in innovative start-ups, scale-ups and fast-growing businesses for high net worth investors. It’s exciting to help the company grow and diversify the network even more. We are looking to bring more women investors on board."

Gaelle's addition to the Growthdeck team not only brings a wealth of expertise in investment banking but also a dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion within the investment landscape.

Our Head of Business Development, Becky Hodges, says:

“I am absolutely delighted to have welcomed Anna and Gaelle to Growthdeck.”

“Anna brings an established network of active and engaged investors with extensive investment experience across different sectors. Her close relationships with multiple entrepreneurs and founders also creates a web of exciting opportunities for Growthdeck to explore.”

“Gaelle’s corporate career and more recent coaching experience provides a grounded support throughout the lifecycle of an investment process both for investors and investees.”

“I believe we have an exceptionally strong foundation upon which to build.”

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