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Joe Schorge

Joe started and leads Isomer, having spotted the high potential of European tech VC in the early 2010s. As chief of new ideas, he focuses on investments, portfolio management, firm and team development. Previously Joe was a tech operator and investor in the US and Europe.

Joe Schorge
Managing Partner

Joe Schorge

Joe Schorge
Managing Partner

Joe has 25 years’ experience working as an LP, GP and technology operations executive. Prior to Isomer he was MD for Business Development at Pomona Capital, a leading global secondaries firm, and earlier at Cambridge Associates responsible for advising institutional investors on venture capital and private equity investments. Joe began his career in information technology operating roles, most notably at Invensys plc (now Schneider Electric) in the US and Europe. He received a BS Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an MBA from London Business School.

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Chris Wade

As the co-founder of Isomer, Chris co-leads fund investments and leads Isomer's co-investment program. In addition, he leads on Japanese LP relationships and Isomer's corporate investor program. Prior to Isomer he was a venture partner at Octopus Ventures and Entrepreneur First, whilst he was previously a technology entrepreneur.

Chris Wade
Partner

Chris Wade

Chris Wade
Partner

Chris is an experienced founder, advisor, startup mentor and technology executive. Prior to Isomer he was the founding director of the Venture Capital Unit for the UK government where he cultivated over $1bn invested from the US and Asia into fund and direct company opportunities.

As a venture partner at Octopus Ventures and Entrepreneur First he is an active value-add non-executive director and has mentored 15 companies to successful seed funding. Chris co-founded Cambridge Positioning Systems which was sold to a global semiconductor firm in 2007, prior to which he worked for 15 years in technology operations at US-based DSC, where he assisted in its $4bn sale to Alcatel, and at Nortel.

Chris holds a BSc in Physics and Chemistry from Leeds University.

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Astrid Noltemy

Astrid is a member of Isomer's Investment Committee, and an adviser to the firm. Having worked in venture capital since the 80s, her career has spanned a number of market-leading venture capital and private markets data and consulting firms including Cambridge Associates, Highland Capital Partners, and Charles River Ventures.

Astrid Noltemy
Investment Adviser

Astrid Noltemy

Astrid Noltemy
Investment Adviser

Astrid has wide experience of the venture capital industry, having worked in roles at a number of market-leading venture capital and private markets data and consulting firms. She was most recently a Managing Director and private investments specialist at Cambridge Associates. She advised on private investments portfolios for a number of institutional investors globally, before which she led Private Investments Research and Performance Monitoring, and was one of the creators of CA’s proprietary private investments databases.

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates Astrid was a Manager in Venture Economics’ Analytical Products, Director of Research at Highland Capital Partners, and a research analyst at Charles River Ventures. Astrid currently serves on the investment advisory board of asset management firm Fondaco S.p.A., Turin, Italy.

She is a member of the investment committee of Cintrifuse Early Stage Venture Capital Fund, the Selection Advisory.

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Chloe Dagnell

Chloe runs Isomer’s new fund manager pipeline, as well as co-managing a separate fund vehicle for a sole LP. She also as leads our research into climate & ESG. Previously, Chloe worked in consulting, helping the World Bank to set up an accelerator and running a tech for good fund with the UK government.

Chloe Dagnell
Associate

Chloe Dagnell

Chloe Dagnell
Associate

Chloe runs Isomer’s new fund manager pipeline, as well as co-managing a separate fund vehicle for a sole LP. She also as leads our research into climate & ESG. Previously, Chloe worked in consulting, helping the World Bank to set up an accelerator and running a tech for good fund with the UK government.

This included an accelerator whereby she was responsible for entrepreneur experience and leveraging investor and mentor engagement, and a programme whereby Chloe supported the management of a fund for technology-for-development start-ups.

Chloe holds a degree in International Politics from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Catherine Dupéré

Catherine is part of Isomer's founding team, leading operations including fund administration, legal matters, ESG and impact strategy, and she also co-leads fund investments. Catherine was previously an LP, making cornerstone commitments to emerging VCs in Canada, and also worked at a North American tech PE fund.

Catherine Dupéré
Partner

Catherine Dupéré

Catherine Dupéré
Partner

Catherine has experience as an LP, company founder and lawyer. Before returning to London she worked as a cornerstone LP at BDC Capital, the business development arm of the Canadian government. At BDC she led investments in new venture capital funds including White Star Capital, Real Ventures and OpenText Enterprise Apps Fund. She was instrumental in supporting Canada’s venture capital managers by leading the popular FUNDamental Principals events, and education and networking series.

Before BDC she was part of the investment team of a North American technology private equity fund and held operational roles with an ethical clothing brand she co-founded and a manufacturing company in which she is an angel investor.

Catherine holds an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd School and a law degree from the University of Sherbrooke.

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Savitri Tan

Savitri's focuses on fund investing in emerging managers, and co-investments. She also works closely with Isomer LPs and leads on sector-based thought pieces and building a community for Isomer GPs. Previously, she headed up company building and pre-seed investing at Entrepreneur First and has experience working in a health tech startup.

Savitri Tan
Associate

Savitri Tan

Savitri Tan
Associate

Savitri has experience growing and developing start-ups and founders from their formative stages through to funding. In her previous role at Entrepreneur First she worked closely with over 600 founders and headed up the EF Company Building team, scaling the programme to help over 200 would-be founders each year to meet their co-founders and start a tech companies from scratch.

Prior to EF she worked in PR and Marketing at Teneo Blue Rubicon, with tech startups and giants alike, and for the UK government.

Savitri speaks five languages and holds a degree from the University of Oxford.

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Thomas Schneider

Thomas is member of Isomer’s Investment Committee and leads fundraising and investor relations functions. Being active in continental Europe’s ecosystems, he contributes to manager research with a particular focus on France and Italy. Previously, Thomas was heading the Southern Europe business of Russell Investments.

Thomas Schneider
Partner

Thomas Schneider

Thomas Schneider
Partner

Thomas has 15 years of experience in the asset management industry and more recently as an entrepreneur developing companies in Italy. He was responsible for the Southern European business of Russell Investments, one of the largest multi-managers in the world, where he worked with some of the most important financial institutions in Europe to develop investment solutions to address their needs.

Being fluent in French and Italian, and speaking some Spanish, he helps reinforce our network and insight in continental Europe. Thomas holds degrees from Université Paris IX-Dauphine and Paris V – Descartes.

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Pascall Isbell

Pascal is a member of Isomer's investment committee and an adviser to the firm. He built an extensive portfolio of angel investments in early stage technology companies, co-founded London-based investment banking firm Lancea Partners in 2005, and previously had an extensive career as a TMT banker in the US and Europe.

Pascall Isbell
Investment Adviser

Pascall Isbell

Pascall Isbell
Investment Adviser

Pascal is an experienced corporate finance adviser to companies, funds and institutional investors. He has an extensive portfolio of angel investments in early stage technology companies and co-founded London-based investment banking firm Lancea Partners in 2005.

Previously he created a private equity advisory business within Credit Lyonnais UK to advise early stage technology and cleantech companies on their development and funding strategies. Pascal spent the first two decades of his career developing first the US, then the European equities business for Salomon Brothers International, subsequently setting up the European equities desk for Nomura International, and then at Credit Lyonnais Securities Europe.

Pascal has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in economics from Connecticut College.

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Michael Joyce

Michael works on fund investing, secondaries, and co-investments at Isomer. He also uses his python skills to wrangle data into a usable form. Michael was previously an Investment Director at Cambridge Associates and researched emerging technologies at Fidelity Investments.

Michael Joyce
Principal

Michael Joyce

Michael Joyce
Principal

Michael is an experienced investment consultant and tech scout, most notably in his prior career at Cambridge Associates and Fidelity. Before Isomer, he was an independent consultant to venture capital firms in the US and Europe and advised on several M&A transactions for a private healthcare company. Before that Michael was an Investment Director at Cambridge Associates in London, working with sovereign wealth fund, pension, and family office clients on asset allocation and strategic investment initiatives, earlier spending time in CA’s Silicon Valley office researching and conducting due diligence of VC and other private fund strategies globally. Earlier at Fidelity Investments, Michael led emerging technology research and analysed relevant startups to help the firm’s CTOs identify and adopt disruptive technology. Michael is a co-founder and adviser to a medical device startup based in Boston, USA, and is conversant in Mandarin Chinese and the programming language Python. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Science from Suffolk University (USA).

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Alex Macpherson

Alex supports Isomer's co-investment and secondary strategies. He was the co-founder of the venture capital business that became Octopus Ventures in 2007, and he led the business as CEO then Chairman until 2019. Alex led investments in Zoopla (IPO in 2014 and then sold to Silverlake), Graze (sold to Unilever), Calastone (sold to Carlyle) and Cazoo.

Alex Macpherson
Venture Partner

Alex Macpherson

Alex Macpherson
Venture Partner

Alex co-founded the venture capital business that became Octopus Ventures in 2007. He led the business as CEO until 2017 and subsequently as Chairman until 2019. During this time Octopus Ventures established itself as one of the leading venture capital houses in Europe investing in and partnering with some of the UK and Europe’s most successful high growth technology businesses. With over $1bn under management and offices in London and New York, Alex led investments in Zoopla (IPO in 2014 and then sold to Silverlake), Graze (sold to Unilever), Calastone (sold to Carlyle) and Cazoo amongst others. The team that he built at Octopus Ventures led investments into companies that were acquired by Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter with a reputation of assisting its entrepreneurs in their domestic and international expansion. Over the years Alex has served as a director on many company boards and led the strategy to build the successful Octopus growth funds. As Venture Partner Alex lends his extensive experience to Isomer’s direct company investments.

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Freddie Macpherson

Freddie focuses on working with data from Isomer's underlying portfolio, driving insights into action. He also supports on fund dealflow and reporting. Prior to Isomer, he set up his own craft brewery, and was an engineering student at Edinburgh University. He speaks conversational Mandarin, which he had the opportunity to study in China & Taiwan.

Freddie Macpherson
Analyst

Freddie Macpherson

Freddie Macpherson
Analyst

Freddie has a passion for startups and entrepreneurship; having set up his own craft brewery in 2017, he understands the challenges of starting a business from scratch! Before joining Isomer full-time Freddie was a summer intern with the firm, and he previously completed two internships at high-growth fintech company Calastone in Hong Kong.

Freddie studied Engineering at Edinburgh University. He speaks conversational Mandarin, which he had the opportunity to study in China and Taiwan.

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Marloes Dellemann

Marloes supports Isomer's day-to-day activities, helping keep the team and office on track. As a host, she takes care of the Isomer community by coordinating and assisting events, meeting and business operations. Prior to Isomer, Marloes had also written and published a children’s Dutch language book.

Marloes Dellemann
Office Manager

Marloes Dellemann

Marloes Dellemann
Office Manager

Marloes supports Isomer’s day-to-day activities, helping keep the team and office on track. She has entrepreneurial experience as creator of her own language courses and study books for children. Like all early-stage founders Marloes managed everything from design to production to marketing and sales. She experienced first-hand the difficulties entrepreneurs face while starting up, and how critical it is to have the right supporting cast around you.

Marloes holds a degree in Primary Education and Teaching from the HAN Higher Education School in Arnhem, Nijmegen. She speaks Dutch, English, and is working on Greek.

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Nicola Fleetwood

Nicola heads up the finance function, overseeing accounting, fund and corporate reporting, cash management and associated operations in Luxembourg. Previously, Nicola has worked in a number of other finance roles within Private Equity.

Nicola Fleetwood
Head of Finance

Nicola Fleetwood

Nicola Fleetwood
Head of Finance

Nicola is an experienced financial professional with more than 10 years experience in the Private Equity sector. She brings to Isomer experience in fund reporting, investor reporting, off-shore holding company reporting and regulatory compliance.

Nicola has previously worked as Financial Controller at Bluegem Capital Partners and Syntegra Capital Partners. She has also spent time during her career in general practice within the audit and assurance sector, overseeing a varied client portfolio.

Nicola is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics with Finance from the University of Southampton.

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Harry Glaysher

Harry supports the development of future fund strategies, as well as supporting capital raising and investor relations. Prior to Isomer, Harry worked for an asset manager, and also has experience as a founder raising capital for companies in both the fitness and HR space.

Harry Glaysher
Principal

Harry Glaysher

Harry Glaysher
Principal

Harry has over 10 years of experience in the Venture Capital and entrepreneurial ecosystem as both a GP and serial entrepreneur.
Before joining Isomer he was a Vice President at Investbridge Capital, working alongside major financial institutions across the globe to develop private investment solutions. Harry formulated and executed strategies across venture capital, real estate and private credit.
Before going into the investment world, Harry bootstrapped his first start up at 21 years of age in the Health and Wellness space scaling the business to over 50 employees. Building on that success he raised external capital to launch two further ventures in the digital advertising and recruitment technology sectors. Harry holds an MSc in Entrepreneurial studies from the Global Business School, Barcelona.

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Hiroshi Baba

Hiroshi Baba is a Venture Partner at Isomer Capital. Based in Tokyo, he supports Isomer’s Japanese LPs with their open innovation strategies. Baba-san is also the Director of the Japan Professional Football League. Previously he was the managing director of NTT Docomo’s CVC, expanding it’s investments globally.

Hiroshi Baba
Venture Partner

Hiroshi Baba

Hiroshi Baba
Venture Partner

Hiroshi Baba is a Venture Partner at Isomer Capital. Based in Tokyo, he supports Isomer’s Japanese LPs with their open innovation strategies. Baba-san is also the Director of the Japan Professional Football League. He joined NTT's corporate venture capital in 2010 and expanded its investment to the global scale in the US, SEA and Europe. Through the investment in startups and venture funds, he helped NTT groups to explore new businesses and adopt emerging technologies. Baba-san holds a Bachelor of Law from Tokyo University, and an MBA from University of Washington.

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David Cruz E Silva

David is a Venture Partner at Isomer, where he collaborates with the team on finding Europe's best emerging managers. He is also a founder of The European VC, a podcast and connector of the European venture industry, which also runs LP syndicates to access some of Europe's best VC funds.

David Cruz E Silva
Venture Partner

David Cruz E Silva

David Cruz E Silva
Venture Partner

David is a founder of The European VC, a podcast and connector of the European venture industry, which also runs LP syndicates to access some of Europe's best VC funds. After university, David worked within a startup leading business development. Breaking into the wonderful world of venture only came after a long period of advising early-stage startups on fundraising, business development and strategy. After this, David fell in love with niche-focused emerging and micro VCs solving real-world problems (like biotech, climate tech, space tech, etc.) and became passionate about helping them set up and raise their funds.
He holds a Masters degree in Business Engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain.

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Andreas Munk Holm

Andreas is a Venture Partner at Isomer, where he collaborates with the team on finding Europe's best emerging managers. He is also a founder of The European VC, a podcast and connector of the European venture industry, which also runs LP syndicates to access some of Europe's best VC funds.

Andreas Munk Holm
Venture Partner

Andreas Munk Holm

Andreas Munk Holm
Venture Partner

Andreas is a founder of The European VC - a podcast and connector of the European venture industry. Andreas started his career in venture right after school, helping build the university incubator of his alma mater and then joining a local pre-seed fund focusing on bridging the valley of death for deep tech startups. He holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from The University of Southern Denmark.

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Moments of truth

We’ve very much got an open door policy here at Isomer. If you’re raising a VC fund in Europe, we want to meet you, listen to your story, and understand your what and why!

Chloe Dagnell
Associate