Sean is Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Anthemis. He combines a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, investment and corporate experience and is widely recognized as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services, informed by his many years as a senior executive in capital markets and investment banking.
He is the author of The Park Paradigm and, serving as a non-executive director on the board of a number of high growth companies, Sean has a proven track record of successfully investing in and advising innovative and disruptive startups.
A founding investor in innovative companies such as Betfair, The Climate Corporation (formerly WeatherBill), Markit and an early investor in Zoopla, before founding Anthemis Group, Sean was part of the Global Markets Management Committee at Dresdner Kleinwort where he ran a number of businesses including their groundbreaking digital markets initiative. He was instrumental in driving the introduction and adoption of electronic book building in the European fixed income markets in early 2000s and authored the seminal “AmazonBay” video exploring the future of finance in 2005.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Sean has a bachelor’s in materials science from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is now based in Geneva and refuses to give up on his dream of one day skiing in the Olympics.
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- Bringing On-Demand Insurance to Life with Trōv April 29, 2016- One of the benefits of placing early bets on promising startups is the opportunity not just to witness companies come into their own, but to be standing with them, shoulder-to-shoulder, as it happens. At Anthemis, we recently participated… ...
- Dispatches from the Digital Age March 20, 2015- “We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies.” ― John Marsden, The Dead of Night Chances are, if you work in a large company, its management culture is focused on seeking out, optimizing and profiting from… ...
- The Nature of the Ecosystem January 28, 2015- The future of financial services – and of many other industries – will be a future dominated by dynamic, overlapping ecosystems – of people, businesses and companies – where the winners will have innate resilience and adaptability as… ...