Amelia Armour is the EIS fund manager at Amadeus, based in Cambridge, where she has a particular interest in supporting and nurturing spin-outs from the University. She trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in the Corporate Tax Department, and has worked in structured finance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Barclays Capital. Amelia holds a BSc in Chemistry and Biology from Durham University.
Ekaterina Almasque is Managing Director (Europe) of the Samsung Catalyst Fund, Samsung Electronics’ early-stage venture capital investment fund focused on core technology areas including smart machines, Internet of Things, digital health, deep learning/AI, cloud infrastructure and device level technologies.
For over ten years prior to that, Ekaterina was part of several corporate and independent venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including EMC and Siemens Venture Capital. Ekaterina was also a founding partner of a global private equity advisory firm specializing in high-tech growth companies with $1B+ markets in the technology and environmental sectors, where she led investments in the US, Brazil, and Europe. And before that, she served in executive roles at Siemens Corporate Technology in Germany and at Amadeus in France.
Ekaterina holds an MBA from IMD. Additionally she holds an M.S. in Software Science and an M.S. in Economics from St. Petersburg’s State Technical University.
Cambridge Touch Technologies, Immense, Paragraf, Riverlane, Secondmind, SLAMcore, Sprout.ai, and Xampla
AImotive, Bitrise, IQM, Mapillary, Quobyte, and Sentiance
Carbon Black, Confluent, HireVue, SimpliSafe, and Tecton.AI