Jules Ratcliffe

Jules is an experienced investor, consultant and mentor to European technology companies.

He founded Vertex Partners in 2010 to advise high growth companies on business strategy and raising finance.  With Vertex he has facilitated and invested in over £100m debt and equity transactions. He supports management teams hands-on to deliver high quality, market-defining products whilst maintaining growth objectives.  Across the European technology sector he has worked with businesses in FinTech, InsurTech, IOT, Clean-tech, AdTech, e-commerce and enterprise solutions. 

Jules is currently the UK Venture Partner for AXA Strategic Ventures, sourcing, executing and managing early-stage FinTech investments.

Earlier in his career, Jules made award-winning equity investments with private equity firm Privet Capital and completed a number of jumbo LBOs in the TMT sector with BNP Paribas investment bank.

He started his career at Theisen Securities where he developed FinTech solutions for international banking clients, including a portfolio risk rating platform for Basel II compliance.

He has a first Masters degree from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.