Anya Navidski

Anya is the Founding Partner at Voulez Capital – Europe’s First VC fund for female founders – providing Seed and Series A capital for high growth businesses.

Currently women get less than 1% of growth capital and Voulez Capital is working to redress this imbalance.

Having started her career with the likes of Goldman Sachs, PwC and NERA, she became an unrepentant entrepreneur, with almost twenty years of experience building businesses in multiple sectors and geographies, from running a £250m renewable energy venture and founding an incubator for social impact businesses, to turning around multiple tech ventures on behalf of investors. She has advised a European government on setting up and execution of an innovative “SME Champions” fund, acted as an advisor to JP Morgan in the area of renewable energy and innovative funding instruments and was a Director of the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Anya is an Investor in Residence at Google for Startups, the winner of the Women in Finance “Specialist Investor of the Year 2019” award and has been featured in many publications, including the Financial Times, Techworld and by the BBC.

She is the founder and champion of Fair Venture Principles, which overhaul how investors deal with and interact with female founders, fostering a funding relationship built on human relationships, decently, inclusiveness and fair play. In 2020, led by Anya, a number of other investors have also adopted Fair Venture Principles and joined the Pledge.