Natalia is a senor Investment Executive with Rivers Capital Partners. Having helped Rivers founders to set up and launch the £7.5m North East Angel Fund in 2009, she now makes and manages investments, serves or observes on investee companies boards and leads the firm’s Business Angel activities.
Natalia has extensive experience working with early stage technology entrepreneurs across Europe, nurturing and accelerating the growth of start up ventures.
Since the Fund's launch in 2010 Natalia has led on 12+ investment deals in companies ranging from seed start-ups, University spin-outs to established growth companies needing development capital. Natalia is working across a range of sectors, but given her background designing and building computer systems at Accenture, she is focusing on software based ventures as well as early stage digital media and commercial creative companies.
Natalia graduated from the University of Northumbria with a BA(Hons) in International Business Studies, a joint degree with the State University of Management at Moscow. She also holds Masters in European Studies, the Investment Management Certificate administered by the CFA Society of the UK and an FSA Approved person status.