Andy Bottomley

London, Los Angeles

Andy is a very experienced investor and business operator. For more than 20 years he has been involved in global technology and media capital markets In Europe, the US and elsewhere.

Andy Bottomley is co-founder of Imprimatur Capital, the UK based VC investment business with more than 30 active investments across a dozen countries. Before Imprimatur, Andy was a main board member of Durlacher Corp. the UK London Stock Exchange listed investment bank specializing in the finance and development of high growth companies and which he helped build from a $5m business up to a peak market capitalisation of c$3bn. Andy was also a non-executive director of the Eureka Interactive fund, a London based specialist technology hedge fund and part of the Marshall Wace Asset Management group.

Andy has been the founder director of many early stage high growth companies. By way of example he was one of the founder Directors and shareholders of KVS Inc, the email archiving vendor which was sold in an all cash deal for c. $225 million.

Andy has board director level experience in companies covering private equity, public company, investment banking, asset management and operational management.

Andy is active in the music industry and is well known and connected in the industry in both the UK and the USA. He has been instrumental in devising and deploying innovative finance strategies in both equity and credit markets. He is an active financier and supporter of new bands. He is Founder of Balthazar Capital, a new venture providing institutional quality credit and structured finance to the global music industry. Andy also developed the first dedicated wealth management business for the music industry in partnership with Duff McKagan of Guns 'n' Roses.

Professionally based in London he also very regularly spends time in California and travels and invests internationally. He also has a particular current interest in connecting new and emerging US VC markets with new sources of high quality capital.

Lived West Coast US, Singapore and Sydney, Australia.

Do good. Work hard. Don't be a dick.

  • Education
    • Cambridge
    • Durham