Claire has spent a decade working in Venture Capital — first at Calculus Capital, and then at True. She trained as a scientist before joining the industry, and now lives and breathes all things consumer.
I wanted to work for a sector specialist investor.
Being a Dragon on Dragons’ Den — only it’s not my money I’m investing.
I love working with cool, high-growth startups and energetic founders. I hate saying no to so many businesses.
Shopify: It’s super easy, super slick and it’s revolutionising ecommerce.
Everyone around me in my personal and professional life; all the entrepreneurs I work with who are grafting every day.
Global Sports tech and data company Genius Sports has acquired data-driven marketing tool Spirable. It marks the end of our thrilling partnership with the data-driven marketing tool - where we invested first, and worked collaboratively to create the rapid growth that brought about this exciting new chapter.
True has completed the first close for its new seed stage fund, which covers pre-seed to Series A. We’ll be investing up to £5m in exciting, innovative brands that are stretching the possibilities of digital and changing the retail and consumer landscape.
Brawn, the leading platform for strength athletes, has secured early stage investment from True along with a group of strategic private investors, including Nick Mitchell of Ultimate Performance, the leading global personal training brand.
“Emily is quick-witted and continuously hilarious. Her positivity makes her a joy to work with and a no-brainer for founders looking for investment.”
“Rich is incredibly smart. He has a very calming presence and is great at drawing you in. He has such vast experience with startups that he has some brilliant stories and learnings to share.”