OUR TEAM

Experienced team blending Venture Capital, Private Equity and Impact

 
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MAX GOTTSCHALK

Founding Partner

Max has over 25 years of Investment and Venture Capital experience having started, backed and exited a number of investments across various industries including fin-tech, financial services, fashion, and FMCG. He co-Founded of Gottex Fund Management, an alternative investment company which he grew to $16bn of assets under management and took public at a $2.2bn market cap. Max has a business degree from the University of Virginia

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FRANCISCO SARAIVA GOMES

Chief Investment Officer

Francisco has over 23 years of operational and investment experience in aquaculture having managed operations in farming, health & nutrition, equipment & engineering, processing & marketing. During his career, Francisco has successfully advised and or led M&A for more than $300 M acquisition in fish farming, feeds, ingredients and equipment.

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CHRIS GORELL BARNES

Founding Partner

Chris has over 10 years of ocean conservation experience as the co-Founder of Blue Marine Foundation where he led a number of critical projects. Chris is also an entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded Adjust Your Set  a leading brand communications agency and was the executive producer of the award-winning documentary film The End of the Line

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GEORGE DUFFIELD

Founding Partner

George has over 10 years of ocean conservation experience as the co-Founder of Blue Marine Foundation where he led a number of critical projects. George is also an entrepreneur and angel investor. As a movie producer he produced a number of movies including the award-winning documentary film The End of the Line which was awarded the Puma Creative Impact Award in 2011

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PIERS LAKIN

Investment Analyst

Piers has over 6 years of experience in sustainable finance and private equity at ADM Capital, a $1.6bn Private Equity group in Asia. He has supported a number of investments across the Asia Pacific Region. Piers has Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College

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​HUGO LE BRETON

Head of Impact

22 years of experience in developing and implementing sustainability programmes in a variety of industries, including 15 years with Royal Dutch Shell. Founder of Le Breton Yachts. MSc Environmental Mgmt. at Imperial Coll., and MA Natural Sciences at Cambridge.

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SHEILA GUNGADIN

Investor Relations / Marketing

Sheila has over 15 years of project management, business development, and investor relations experience in the private equity, international development and consulting space. She has worked across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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AMANDA FELDMAN

Impact Committee

10 year of Impact experience. Co-Founder and Director of Impact Management Project.
Amanda focuses on maximizing impact with funds, corporations, policymakers and entrepreneurs.