Sophie Winwood

Sophie Winwood

Axle board observer
Humanising Autonomy board observer
Proportunity board observer
Xapix board observer

Sophie is an Associate within Anthemis’ Investment Partnership team, where she helps discover, evaluate and execute early stage investments.

She started her career at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant before moving into financial services mergers and acquisitions (M&A), where she worked on a variety of banking, insurance and fintech transactions. Most recently she headed up partnerships at Innovate Finance, the independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community.

A born and bred Londoner, Sophie has a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biochemistry from the University of Oxford, where she also played women’s rugby. She still plays (tag) rugby and also enjoys getting outside on her bike or running when she can.

Experience

Innovate Finance
Deloitte

Expertise

Financial analysis
Strategic partnerships

Latest posts by
Sophie Winwood

  • Jillian Williams Weighs in on The Fintech Startups That Will Survive The Pandemic July 20, 2020 - In Penny Crosman's latest article for American Banker, she surveyed a series of top investors to get their take on the long term impact of the current pandemic. In the article, Anthemis' Jillian Williams points to the trend… ...
  • Katie Palencsar and Elizabeth Davis on Hiring and Onboarding During a Pandemic July 10, 2020 - What is it like to start a new job during a pandemic? Our Elizabeth Davis and Katie Palencsar share their insights on hiring and onboarding in this The Information article by Laura Mandaro. Read the full article here. ...
  • Ruth Foxe Blader Discusses The Future of Tech Hubs July 9, 2020 - In this TechCrunch article, Mike Butcher surveyed 14 venture capital investors to understand what London's future looks like as a tech hub in light of the pandemic. In the article, Anthemis' Ruth Foxe Blader notes "we're anticipating a… ...
  • Yann Ranchere Featured on PYMNTS June 20, 2020 - In the latest edition of This Week In Payments by PYMNTS, Anthemis' Yann Ranchere sat down with Karen Webster to discuss the latest trends in digital banking. Watch the full interview here. ...
  • Amy Nauiokas Featured on NBC June 2, 2020 - Our Founder and CEO Amy Nauiokas recently shared her insights on NBC Bay Area's PressHere show with Scott McGrew and discussed the future of venture capital. During the conversation, Amy shared "I'm hopeful for more people from different… ...
  • Anthemis’ Matthew Jones Shares Optimism Amid COVID-19 Environment May 21, 2020 - Funding for UK startups raising for the first time fell by 83% between 23 March and 17 May compared to the same period in 2019. Anthemis' Matthew Jones shares our optimism and explains why the investment pipeline is… ...
  • Anthemis Listed as the Most Active Insurtech Investor May 11, 2020 - In their Q1 2020 Insurtech Insights research, FT Partners ranked the most active investors across the industry. Anthemis was again listed as the most active in the Traditional Venture Capital category with 15 investments. Read the full report… ...
  • Anthemis Recognized for Leadership in Diversity May 4, 2020 - In this recent article for Sifted, Isabel Woodford examines the state of diversity in European fintech. In the article she notes "Anthemis, a leading fintech-focused VC, also says diversity among founders is “hard-wired” into its strategy. Indeed, they… ...
  • Jillian Williams on The Longterm Impact of COVID-19 April 29, 2020 - While the new environment brings some challenges in short term, fresh opportunities are emerging for fintech. Our Jillian Williams shares her insights on the long term impact of the pandemic in this Crunchbase article by Christine Hall. Read… ...
  • Sean Park Featured in Financial Times April 28, 2020 - The Financial Times' Oliver Ralph surveyed a group of leading venture capitalists in the industry to take a pulse on trends in light of the recent pandemic. In this article, Anthemis Founder and Chief Investment Officer Sean Park… ...