Robert was one of the pioneers of the private equity industry in the UK. He was a founding partner of Phildrew Ventures, which went on to raise 5 funds totalling >$1bn. The business was sold to UBS Capital in 2000. Robert then worked for Bridgepoint Capital, Europe’s leading private equity business, in a portfolio company management role for underperforming assets where he was director or chair of ten businesses. He is a business angel and is currently Chairman of a US based SaaS business and a director of two healthcare businesses.