Richard Matthews
Partner and COO

Richard has 23 years of venture capital and private equity experience in the technology, retail and leisure sectors on both sides of the fence.

Richard started his career at PwC before joining Tim at (now Betfair) as CFO. Richard joined Benchmark Capital Europe (now Balderton Capital) in 2002, where he worked on early stage technology investments both in the investment phase and assisting investee companies post-funding, then spent five years investing globally at Manzanita Capital from 2005 before co-founding Augmentum Capital with Tim Levene.

In 2018 Richard and Tim successfully launched Augmentum Fintech on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, in the process becoming the first fintech focused public VC in Europe.

Away from the office Richard enjoys spending time with his family, watching Arsenal and playing golf, though in the case of the latter 2 the word “enjoys” is used in its loosest sense.