Core Team

Founder/CEO

Reece Chowdhry

Reece is the Founder and CEO of RLC Ventures and is an award-winning venture capitalist. He is an ex EY Management Consultant. Reece has been featured in the media frequently, including on The Sunday Times and Channel 4.

Chairman

Jeff Chowdhry

Jeff is the Non Executive Chairman of RLC Ventures and is a seasoned investor with over 30 years of experience. He was previously in charge of over $5bn of AUM at BMO Global Asset Management and is a regular commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.

Senior Investor

Amir Tayebi

Amir is a Senior Investor at RLC Ventures. He has experience as an Advisor at Adam Street Advisers and has a B.A.Sc from Cass Business School in Business Studies and Finance.

Investor

Alex Valente Petri

Alex is a Venture Capital Investor at RLC Ventures and manages the investment process. He has over 10 years of experience in investment, strategy and project management across different sectors. Alex holds an MBA (distinction) from Cass Business School.

Media Manager

Anila Chowdhry

Anila is the Media Manager at RLC Ventures and is an award-winning Presenter and Producer. She has worked for the world’s leading media companies including the BBC, ITV News, The Telegraph, ITN and Zee TV.

Associate

Jay Jung

Jay is an Investment Associate and Operations Manager at RLC Ventures. He was the President of the VC Society at LSE where he majored in Economics and Philosophy. Jay has previous experiences at Goldman Sachs and Nomura and is an active angel investor.

Communications Manager

Katie Hinksman

Katie is a Marketing Professional at RLC Ventures. She has years of experience in marketing at different firms such as Jellybean Creative Solutions and Savran Coaching & Consulting Ltd.

Associate

Apoorva Tummala

She has a dual degree from UIC in Biology and Economics. She focuses on healthtech investments for RLC Ventures

Technical Analyst

Rayan Saleh

Rayan is the lead tech analyst at RLC Ventures. He is heavily involved with numerous start-ups and has extensive experience within engineering and technology.

Advisory Team

Growth Advisor

Michael Tobin OBE

As the former CEO of Telecity, Michael built the business from £6M market cap to a £2.6bn business. Michael has managed many successful exit strategies for organisations including; Pacnet, Itconic, Datapipe, and Basefarm.

Investment Council

Jack Sidhu

Jack is an Investment Advisor at RLC Ventures. Jack is a Senior Vice President at Brookfield’s Private Investments Group and is responsible for business development and the firm’s capital partnering efforts with private family office groups and UHNWIs.

Commercial Advisor

Vik Barodia

Vik is currently Head of Motors at Gumtree.com and has achieved high returns in the digital, software and data sectors, for B2C, B2B and B2B2C as a commercial and product leader. Vik was previously at Global Insight as well as Ford Motor Company.

People Specialist

Raj Mendhir

Raj is the Founder and CEO of Wintern, a company that works with top universities in London to provide assessment centres and assists students grow their talent. Raj has previous background in business consulting, advisory and recruitment.

Social Media Advisor

David Schulhof

David is the CEO of Red Hot Penny, a Google Premier Partner company that helps brands grow using digital marketing services. David has extensive background in marketing and gives us his expert advice as our Social Media Advisor.

Communities Manager

Kristy Barr

Kristy is our Institutional Sales Advisor and has a proven track record of strategy development and sales across multiple regions and channels. She was previously at RF Capital, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) and Goldman Sachs.

Brand and Design Advisor

Sukhy Cheema

Sukhy is the Founder and CEO of Branding London, a creative design agency that focuses on building iconic brands and producing unique designs that stand out in the marketplace. Some of his clients include Rolex, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and the BBC.

Media Advisor

Rhiannon Evans-Young

Rhiannon is the Director and Co-founder of Crest Communications, a PR agency which focuses on strategic media relations, PR and digital services. She was previously at PLMR and EY. Rhiannon has a degree from the University of Oxford.

Sales Advisor

David Rai

David is the CEO of GVE London and Co-founder of Bagista. David has extensive experience in sales across different industries and gives us great support as our Sales Advisor. He was previously at KPMG in M&A due diligence.

Tech Advisor

Joe Vallender

Joe has had years of experience in leadership positions in technology, having been responsible for all technical aspects of three companies. Joe currently works at LandlordInvest where he is the Co-founder and CTO.

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