London Team

    • Sherry Coutu

      Sherry Coutu



      Sherry Coutu pursues a portfolio of interests that include early stage technology investing, advising and serving on the boards of companies, universities and charities. A serial entrepreneur now turned investor, her current activities include positions with Cambridge University, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Assessment, Artfinder, Linkedin, NESTA, Cancer Research UK and others.

    • Janet Coyle

      Janet Coyle



      Janet is Director of SVC2UK and leads the programme out of London & Partners together with the programme’s commercial partners, students and advisers. She is also developing a new strategy to offer a step change in the way London’s high growth companies can do business in overseas markets, a programme for the Mayor of London. Janet is co-Chair of the Tech London Advocates Scale up Working Group that is also supporting high growth companies to scale up. She is non-exec Director at Rocketseed, an email media company. She was previously a diplomat for the UK Government, serving in a number of posts including San Francisco. She led the Mayor of London’s Business Programme during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.


      • Lucy Collins


        Lucy is heading up SVC2UK for 2018. Prior to joining the SVC2UK team, Lucy has been Head of Partnerships at London & Partners since 2014. In addition, she was the lead of London Tech Week, Europe’s largest crowd-sourced festival of tech, working closely with the tech industry to bring the city’s ecosystem to life for this annual event.

          • Nicholas-Heller

            Nicholas Heller



            Nicholas Heller is a Trustee at SVC2UK and CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder Fractal Labs, a finance focused technology company on a mission to use data to unlock economic growth, Previously, he headed the international New Business Development group at Google, leading teams working on new product incubation and exploratory efforts in technology. His career spans 20 years with extensive experience in technology, media and finance as a serial entrepreneur, board director, adviser and part-time investor.

              • Evie Griffin

                Evie Griffin

                Project Manager

                Evie is the Project Manager of SVC2UK. After graduating from the University of East Anglia where she read International Development, she joined SVC2UK and the Go to Grow programme where she oversees projects and international visits. She has had much experience travelling abroad, working in disaster-hit areas in the Visayas, and working on disaster relief missions. Her interests lie in trade and development and the growing trade links to, and from, the UK.

                • Project Support Intern

                  Winnie has just graduated from the University of Warwick, where she studied International Business with Spanish. Her passion for travel and languages enabled her to spend a year in Chile as part of her studies. Combined with her strong interest in International Business, she previously worked for Start-Up Chile, helping to make a lasting impact on the Latin American ecosystem.


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                  Speaker Liaison

                  Karen Sandhu is an Inward Investment Manager at London & Partners. Karen currently helps North American businesses, predominantly from the West Coast, expand and set up in London. Previous to London & Partners, Karen focused on recruitment working on-site and developing and managing client relationship with Vodafone, Standard Chartered Bank and JP Morgan.

                  • @JackZiomek

                    Masterclasses Lead

                    Jack is a strategy consultant with experience combining consulting, startups and scientific research in the life sciences sector. He has a keen interest in health tech, having worked with a number of startups and organised leading conferences in the field. This year is the third time Jack is organising Masterclasses at SVC2UK and he is looking forward to bringing the best speakers from Silicon Valley and the UK to London’s start-up community.