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Jonathan Goodwin OBE

Lepe Partners

London, UK

Founder

Lepe Partners

Jonathan Goodwin OBE
Biography
Jonathan Goodwin is a serial technology investor. In 2011, he founded Lepe Partners, an independent merchant bank which focuses on the media, internet and consumer sectors and combines corporate finance advisory and principal investment practices.

Jonathan co-founded Founders Forum, a series of global events for leading entrepreneurs, with Brent Hoberman in 2005 and in 2009, PROfounders Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund for founders.

Previously he was Group Managing Director of the Wireless Group plc and CEO and Co-Founder of LongAcre Partners, Europe’s leading mid-market media corporate finance house, which he sold to Jefferies in 2007.

Jonathan is chairman of The Founders Pledge, a programme to encourage UK entrepreneurs to donate part of their exit proceeds to charitable causes. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Future Fifty, a powerful network of the UK’s leading late-stage technology companies.

In 2018, Jonathan was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, for services to the economy.

Jonathan Goodwin OBE’s Newsfeed

12 Jun 2017
Brent Hoberman left lastminute.com and formed an empire. This is how he did it

...Hoberman teamed up with financier Jonathan Goodwin and organised a get-together for 80 entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Goodwin OBE’s Background

Founder
2011 - Present
London, UK
Lepe Partners is an independent merchant bank focused on the consumer, media and technology sectors.
Founder
2009 - Present
London, UK
PROfounders Capital are an early-stage venture capital fund for founders, backed by founders. Their focus is on European companies with disruptive models that leverage technology to transform and improve customer experiences.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Advisory Board Member
London, UK
Future Fifty is a powerful network of the UK’s leading late-stage technology companies.

Philanthropy

Chairman
London, UK
Founders Pledge is a programme set up to encourage UK entrepreneurs to donate part of their exit proceeds to charitable causes.

Jonathan Goodwin OBE’s Education