Tom Teichman

Investment Committee Member

Tom started his career at Willis Faber & Dumas and then William Brandt’s Sons & Co., becoming head of European merchant banking. Over the next 40 years he has sat on various credit and investment committees whilst working at Bankers Trust Company, Credit Suisse, Finanz AG, Mitsubishi Finance International, Bank of Montréal Nesbitt Thomson, NewMedia Investors, SPARK Ventures (which he co-founded), The Garage Soho (which he co-founded) and Gresham House Strategic, where he worked directly with Laurence Hulse. Tom was personally, or through investment vehicles he established, a very early-stage investor in MAID, Argonaut Games, ARC Risc Cores,,, System C,,,, Kobalt Music Group and IMI Mobile. He served on the boards of almost all of these companies, in some cases as chairman, advising on growth, funding and exit strategy. Some of these eventually went public or were acquired by major corporations, including The Financial Times and Oracle, and/or achieved valuations of over £1 billion.

Tom has a B.Sc. (Econ.) Hons. from University College, London and was born in Hungary. He has over 30 years’ experience in venture capital and banking and has chaired or been a member of several credit and investment committees including the Gresham House Strategic Public Equity Investment Committee where he worked directly with Laurence Hulse from its inception.

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