Harry Briggs

Partner

BGF Ventures

Harry has been both an entrepreneur and an investor.

He is a founding partner of BGF Ventures, a £200M early-stage Venture fund, focused on early-stage UK technology companies.  To date, BGF Ventures have made 18 investments in tech companies such as ROLI, Paddle, Marvel and Trouva.

Previously, he spent nearly 6 years with Balderton Capital, one of Europe's leading Venture firms, where he initiated investments such as The Hut Group, GoCardless, Lyst, Touch Surgery, Magic Pony, Appear Here, ROLI and Tictail.  Before Balderton, he co-founded Firefly Tonics, a health drinks company, which he helped build into a luxury brand with customers in 35 countries. Harry started his career at McKinsey & Co. in London and New York, and at 3, the mobile network, working on product and marketing strategy.  He has a degree in Experimental Psychology from Oxford.  

Outside work, he plays the piano, and co-founded a chamber choir, Voce, in 2003, that has performed around the world. He had a brief glimmer of fame accompanying the Rolling Stones at Glastonbury.

As one of Europe's few openly gay VCs, Harry has spoken at various events including the Economist's "Pride & Prejudice" conference, and he is an adviser to Diversity.vc.