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List: Top 10 Hottest Investors and Advisers to Growing UK Businesses

Date: February, 2008

Source: Business XL magazine Power Top 50

Base: All UK based Investors taking an active role in growing UK companies.

Notes: Danny Rimer came top on top of his involvement with the $1 billion (£510 million) sale of portfolio company Minerva, developer of the MySQL open-source database, to computing giant Sun Microsystems. He had previously been involved with the Skype sale. Second was Peter Cullum who oversaw 14 acquisitions in 2007 at insurance intermediary Towergate, including the purchase of software company OpenGi for £275 million. Third position went to George Coelho, a general partner at Balderton Capital.



Danny Rimer

Index Ventures

Peter Cullum


George Coelho

Balderton Capital

Jon Moulton

Alchemy Partners

John Dodd


Wol Kolade

ISIS Private Equity

David Hall


Martin McNair

Advent Venture Partners

Richard Feigen

Seymour Pierce

Patrick Reeve

Close Ventures

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