Andrew Dixon is an angel investor, founder of ARC InterCapital and founding trustee of The Woodhaven Trust.
Starting his career in finance at Société Générale and Goldman Sachs, Andrew has spent over two decades investing in small and medium-sized businesses. Through ARC InterCapital, he has invested £20 million in over 40 British companies and his current portfolio employs more than 1,500 people.
Many investments in his portfolio have become well-recognised brands. ARC was the first seed investor in Gamesys, which went on to become one of the most successful businesses in the online gaming space and, in 2006, was the UK's fastest-growing private technology company in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100.
Others portfolio companies include Infinitesima, the Abingdon-based high-tech firm that developed the Rapid Probe Microscope for the semiconductor industry; call answering service Cymphony and LIVE IT, the global online ticketing platform for live events.
In 2008, he founded The Woodhaven Trust to support initiatives that provide offenders and ex-offenders with pathways into employment and self-employment. The Trust also supports causes that champion progressive tax reform and teach leadership skills to young people.
Inspired by San Quentin Prison's Last Mile project, in 2016, Andrew co-founded social enterprise Code4000, which teaches coding skills in prisons to increase offenders’ prospects of meaningful employment upon release. And in 2013, he co-founded Prosper 4 Group, which runs the UK’s only national jobs board for ex-offenders.
An Enterprise Fellow at The Prince's Trust, he also launched the Liberal Democrat Business & Entrepreneurs Network. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Surrey, and enjoys cricket, golf and the occasional glass of wine.