Tom Judge

Head of Legal

Having worked in the space for a decade, I still believe Venture Capital is the most enjoyable area for a lawyer - an investment is often the main focus of a company at the time and, unlike in M&A, alignment and common-ground are prioritised. It is always exciting helping facilitate the relationship between the best entrepreneurs and their investors.

In the spotlight

Which global fintech trend are you most excited about and why?

For me, FinTech at its best is about financial inclusion, so anything that continues to democratise access to financial services piques my interest.

What is the fintech you wish you had backed and why?

I have three kids and a dog and so Paypal gets my vote – it just saves me so much time!

Which entrepreneur would you invite to a fantasy dinner party?

Vinod Khosla. Innovator turned innovation backer – not interested in home-runs, just grand slams.