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Jonathan Goodwin OBE

Partner, Head of Merchant Banking

Alvarium Merchant Banking

London, UK

Jonathan Goodwin OBE

Biography

Jonathan (Jonnie) 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. Lepe Partners collaborated with LJ Partnership and rebranded in 2019 as Alvarium Investments where Jonnie serves as Partner, Head of Merchant Banking.

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, and in January 2020 he was appointed Chairman of the communications charity, Media Trust.

Jonathan Goodwin’s Background

Partner, Head of Merchant Banking
Mar 2019 - Present
London, UK
Alvarium Merchant Banking is part of Alvarium Investments which acquired Lepe Partners. It is a corporate advisory practice focused on the media, consumer and technology sectors, as well as other sectors impacted by digital disruption.
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
Jun 2015 - Present
London, UK
Founders Pledge is a programme set up to encourage UK entrepreneurs to donate part of their exit proceeds to charitable causes.
Chairman
Jan 2020 - Present
London, UK
Media Trust is a charity that works with the media and creative industries to give young people and socially excluded groups a stronger voice. They run programmes that encourage young and diverse people to develop their confidence and talents. The trustees guide Media Trust's work and agree the organisation’s overall strategy. They all give their time for free to support the Trust’s work.

Jonathan Goodwin’s Education