Our investor speakers share the good, the bad and the ugly, in their efforts to identify and acquire outstanding assets, then accelerate value in the digital era.
We have three people joining our panel discussion:
Sarah Turner is an entrepreneur, NED and angel investor. In 2014 she co-founded the fast-growing and award-winning angel network, Angel Academe, to help close the gender gap in startup investment. Angel Academe investors are mainly but not only women, successful leaders in their own right, and they invest in women-founded technology startups with high growth potential. Outside of work Sarah enjoys open-water swimming.
Richard Pearce joined ECI in 2019 as a member of the Commercial Team, supporting growth at our portfolio companies with a focus on the Consumer and Leisure sector. He has eight years' experience as a strategy consultant at both Roland Berger and EY-Parthenon where he was a Director. Richard also spent two years working in the industry at Argos. Richard holds a BA in History from Cardiff University.
Sakshi Chhabra is a member of the SoftBank Vision Fund’s investment team and has played a driving role in the Fund’s investments in some of the world’s most transformative companies. Working across a range of sectors but with particular experience in healthcare and the life sciences, she has a focus on the huge opportunities presented through the intersection of computation and biology and the role that the genomic revolution can play in addressing some of the largest issues facing society. Last year Sakshi led a $1bn equity investment into Roivant Sciences and serves on the board of a number of Vision Fund portfolio companies. Sakshi sees businesses from both a corporate and entrepreneurial perspective. She began her career at Pfizer before launching her own textiles company and has since moved into investment. This experience enables her to often transition into operating roles within portfolio companies to help reinforce their growth strategy. Sakshi joined SoftBank Investment Advisers in 2016 and is a passionate champion of women in asset management. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a degree in Biotechnology from the University of Birmingham.