Partner & CTO - Lakestar Advisors UK
Stephen is an experienced technologist and engineer with a passion for setting strategy, introducing technology innovation and building high-performing teams for ambitious global businesses.
Stephen leads our investing in Digitalisation and Deep Tech companies where he has led transactions in AI/ML, B2B SaaS, and Data Analytics companies among others. As CTO he additionally advises the broader investment team on wider opportunities whilst performing technology and product due diligence. As part of the Lakestar value-add platform, he advises portfolio companies on product and technology-related matters as well as setting Lakestar’s internal technology strategy.
Prior to Lakestar, Stephen worked at Goldman Sachs for 20 years in various global offices. There, he was a managing director, led complex global engineering and change groups and served as Chief Technology Officer in a number of global services. Additionally he chaired and sat on various internal global committees including Operating Risk, Regulatory reporting, Career Development, Diversity and Inclusion.
He is a regular external speaker on technology and investment trends at various universities and conferences including NOAH, GTAI, UK Parliament & Internet, Seedery, FIMA and AISummit. He additionally serves on the BVCA (British Venture Capital Association) committee and the advisory board for the Global Tech Advocates network. He graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from Southampton University.