Gursh joined True's Innovation team in September 2023. Her background is a blend of strategy, innovation, venturing and product, which brings varied perspectives to the kind of work we do at True. She spent the first few years of her career in both Strategy and Venturing at Deloitte, and then founded Virgin Media O2's digital innovation department. She is a lifelong learner with varied interests, including the piano, art, psychology and wellbeing. When not working, she will most likely be eating at a new restaurant, working said restaurant meal off at a fitness class, or hiking somewhere greener than Zone 1.
“Aarthi is fantastic to work with — she is super friendly, helpful and engaged in everything she is part of. I particularly appreciate her getting involved in our Growth deal flow meetings to ensure we’re well joined-up across True.”
“Archie is the glue that holds our innovation business together. Utterly dependable, driven and passionate about True, Archie’s work on Impact and Sustainability in particular has opened up a whole new platform for True to develop in the coming years”
“Cam is a great character to have around — confident, humble, funny, and always eager to learn.”
"Camille is the perfect engine room of the VC team - energetic, organised, efficient, and always with a smile."
“Incredibly smart, highly motivated and genuinely passionate, Catherine is truly remarkable and the exact type of person you’d want on your team.”
"Dani always brings heaps of vibrancy to the office and everything she does. She’s a marketing wizard, but it’s her natural sparkle that gives life to the brand and True."
'Dieko can usually be heard screaming for fouls after pirouetting past players for our 5-a-side team… as well as giggling at every single joke told in the office. He brings a bundle of energy, but is meticulous and efficient when it comes to the numbers'.
“I first met Eji on a five-a-side football pitch. The bad news for him meant that we had high expectations. The good news is that he’s proven to be a brilliant addition to the team and an all-round great guy.”
“Ella is super smart, hugely experienced, incredibly energetic and completely down to earth — everything she has achieved she has earned through hard work and determination, which I love. Oh, and she talks. A lot.”
"His experience means JJ is great at tackling problems head-on and he's often my go-to guy for any technical advice... as well as recommendations for 3-hour long podcasts and deep analysis of Chelsea FC's latest managerial change. He is a pub quiz maestro, and knows the answer to many, many questions, both investment-related and otherwise."
“Most recently, James has been CFO at Soulfresh and before that he previously spent a number of years as part of True’s PE team in London. He has also spent time with PWC and began his career at THG – so a long history in consumer. He’s also quite clever, as anybody who has enjoyed a conversation with James over the years will have quickly gathered… In short, I am a huge James fan!”
"Jamie is always one step ahead. He has a maturity about him that is beyond his years, is always thinking more broadly about opportunities and is great at making things happen."
"Joe is incredibly smart, thoughtful, determined, and usually one step ahead of everyone else in the room. Aspirations include working out with Chris Hemsworth."
“Cool as a cucumber, you’ll find Kishen calm and poised in the face of any challenges. He is great to work with as he loves being challenged and challenging others, which has led to some cracking ideas and solutions. Also as a natural team player, you can always count on him!”
“Liam is incredibly smart, cool and collected. He’s very good at articulating difficult concepts, which is very helpful when discussing horizon technologies and is always happy to go above and beyond to help everyone across the team.”
“Matt is one of the most connected, energetic, smart and kind men in the investment world. Always helpful and forever three steps ahead of the rest. You always leave inspired after an hour chatting to Matt.”
"Mike is highly effective and unflappable: a Zen Buddhist monk in investors' clothing (Patagonia gilet)."
“Mike is one of those rare people who can inspire, educate and drive a team whilst being a kind, humorous and empathetic leader. He creates an environment that encourages communication and collaboration in a way that makes you want to work hard and show up every day!”
'Molly will always lift team morale and offer a helping hand, whether that be at work, in life in general, or when in need of a Holland & Barrett supplement. She takes on any task with open hands and is an absolute gem for a pub quiz!'
“Nathan is pivotal in raising our ESG standards and the first Kiwi who isn’t rugby obsessed — coincidentally he’s the also nicest Kiwi I’ve met.”
“Oscar’s a delight to work with, he loves data and analysis but will always combine this with a smile to get the best result for everyone.”
“I’ve known Owen since before True — he’s a genuinely sound guy who uses the adjective ‘dreamy’ more than anyone I know.”
“Paul inspires confidence and action in others through his pragmatic and positive ‘can do’ attitude, which he lives by daily.”
“The most rewarding aspect of working with Q is that not only does she combine intellect with a desire to develop and learn, but also the fact that no task ever seems too big and is always greeted with a smile.”
"Having spent most of her career in the consumer sector, Rachel has fantastic insight and her views are always hugely valued internally and externally."
“Rich’s vigorous passion for consumer brands and working with the teams that build them is infectious and always brightens the days of those around him.”
"Richard is a believer and investor in people, he has built a long and successful entrepreneurial and investment career out of it. His positivity flows through True and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him"
“The newest addition to the Richards of True, Sharpey’s experience, openness and enthusiasm are infectious — Qatar’s loss is London’s gain!’
“Romilly is the dream right hand woman! She is inquisitive, patient and a real team player — always got a smile on her face too!”
“Serena is a fantastic team member to work with, and as a leader at True enables our people to perform at their best.”
“Often spinning many plates, Vikesh is a great multitasker who always makes time to help everyone across the True team.”
“Will is a strong and inspirational leader who joins commercial insight with operational expertise to drive value. This includes challenging convention to ensure our companies remain ahead of the competition.’
"Zillah‘s vast experience will be hugely valuable in helping True and our existing and future portfolio companies."