loader image

Core Team


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.


Jeff Chowdhry

Jeff is the 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.


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 in engineering and technology.

Head of Growth

Oliver Kicks

Oliver is Head of Growth at RLC Ventures. Throughout and following his time at the University of Exeter, he worked with and helped many startups through Momentum London, a program connecting early-stage companies to VC’s and corporate decision-makers. He continues to work alongside startups such as Mobkitchen, London based millennial-focused food video production company.


Bruno Di Castri

Bruno is a member of the Operations team at RLC Ventures. With a variety of duties, he is mainly responsible for onboarding investors, completing accounting work, and helping the different operations within RLC run smoothly. As an apprentice, he is studying towards a qualification in finance and business administration with the support of the team.

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 Chief Operating & Product Officer at heycar UK 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 Gumtree, Global Insight as well as Ford Motor Company.

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, an award-winning creative design agency that focuses on building iconic brands that stand out in the marketplace. Some of his clients have included; The BBC, Bentley, HP, Microsoft, Panasonic and Microsoft.

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.

Finance Advisor

Kam Gogna

Kam is a seasoned corporate finance advisor and angel investor with over $10 billion of cross-border transaction experience. He has over two decades of investment banking experience having joined Salomon Brothers in 1998 and last led Citi’s EMEA Investment-Private Bank Partnership team. Previous angel/early stage investments include RateSetter, Purple.ai, Sosandar, The Rum Kitchen, Vashi, Silvertree Holdings.

Commercial Advisor

Rupa Ganatra

Rupa Ganatra Popat is a serial entrepreneur, investor and board advisor, passionate about the future of branding, marketing, innovation, technology and commerce. She has launched and invested in multiple startups since 2013. She is a mentor on the London Mayor’s Business Growth Programme, a Founding Board Member of the UK Guild of Entrepreneurs, a contributor for Forbes, has won several awards including Management Today and the Sunday Times 35 under 35 Women.

Firdaus Nagree

Firdaus Nagree is the CEO of FCI London, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, father, husband and passionate scuba diver who has founded or funded numerous successful companies since 1999. After beginning his career as a strategy consultant with Accenture, Firdaus quickly became involved in the London property scene, trading properties from the age of 21. He began investing in equities in 1999; Google and Apple being some of his early investments.

He is well known in the London business community and sits on the board of the international entrepreneurial group, EO. EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs; the invitation-only organisation helps leading entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to world-class thought leaders.