Sophie Winwood

Sophie Winwood

Humanising Autonomy board observer
Kaiko 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

  • Anthemis Expands Leadership Team to Accelerate Global Business Growth November 14, 2019 - Briana van Strijp, Naoshir Vachha and Ruth Foxe Blader are promoted to Partner, and Mark Dowds, Co-Founder of Trov, joins as Managing Director  NEW YORK, November 14, 2019​ - Anthemis, a venture investment firm committed to cultivating change… ...
  • Sifted: How Europe’s digital banks are taking on the US November 11, 2019 - In this Sifted article, Anthemis' Yann Ranchere discusses challenger bank expansion in the United States. Yann notes, "what I tell companies when they want to go to the US is ‘think of it like China’. The cultural gap… ...
  • The Information: Seed Investors to Watch November 6, 2019 - The Information's Amir Efrati and Zoë Bernard curated a comprehensive list of the most active seed investors in the global technology landscape. The article lists Anthemis alongside industry peers First Round Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Accel, to name… ...
  • TechCrunch: Where Top VCs Are Investing in Fintech November 5, 2019 - Anthemis investors Sean Park and Ruth Foxe Blader recently shared their predictions of trends that will be moving the needle in financial services in 2020 and beyond. In this TechCrunch article, they underline how the theme of embedded… ...
  • Wall Street Journal: Barclays CTO Helps Spearhead Female-Entrepreneurs Program October 17, 2019 - Anthemis' Amy Nauiokas recently sat down with The Wall Street Journal's Sara Castellanos to discuss Anthemis' recent partnership with Barclays. In the interview, Amy notes “there’s some real opportunity to spend time helping fund, nurture and build up…women’s… ...
  • Carrier Management: How the Rise of Autonomous Vehicles Will Impact Insurers October 16, 2019 - In this article for Carrier Management, Anthemis' Matthew Jones details how the instersection of mobility and insurance will evolve in the next few years. He advises that "as a priority, carriers need to invest in new systems to… ...
  • Pitchbook: VC in NYC: The Women Making it Happen October 8, 2019 - Venture Studio Lead, Katie Palencsar, recently sat down with Pitchbook's Eliza Haverstock to discuss the funding gap for female entrepreneurs and how the New York ecosystem is addressing the problem. In the article, she notes "it's not about… ...
  • Inc: What Every Serious Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Raising Venture Capital Funding September 25, 2019 - In this Inc Magazine article, Anthemis' Jillian Williams shares her advice to startups looking for venture capital funding. In the article, Jillian notes that "it's crucial for entrepreneurs to be very selective about who they are picking. The… ...
  • Fast Company: Barclays and Anthemis Launch Startup Studio for Female Founders September 18, 2019 - Anthemis recently announced a new partnership with Barclays focused on closing the fundraising gender gap in fintech. In an exclusive interview with Fast Company's  Pavithra Mohan, our Founder and CEO Amy Nauiokas said "as far as I’m concerned,… ...
  • Barclays and Anthemis Announce Female Innovators Lab September 18, 2019 -  NEW YORK, September 18, 2019– Barclays and leading global fintech investor, Anthemis today announced a partnership to co-launch a New York City-based studio targeting female entrepreneurs to establish sustainable, valuable fintech businesses. Despite female-founded startups outperforming their male counterparts… ...