Q&A with angel investor Luke Davis | Business – The Times


Luke Davis is a former stockbroker and derivatives trader who started backing companies after the enterprise investment scheme was launched. He co-founded the Money & Co crowdfunding platform, led by City “superwoman” Nicola Horlick.

Davis, 40, runs the boutique private equity house IW Capital, as well as personally investing between £25,000 and £300,000 in technology start-ups, such as currency transfer service WeSwap and dog-sharing app Borrow My Doggy.

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