Rupert Atkinson

Rupert, who recently re-located with his wife and children to Bath after many years living in London, is a finance professional and private investor in start-up / scale-up technology companies – many of which are pioneering examples of the positive environmental change being initiated by the private sector.

Rupert has had a 30-year career in financial services, as a corporate credit analyst. This experience spans working as a senior corporate analyst for a ratings agency (Standard & Poor’s), a long stint in investment banking (at Morgan Stanley; 10 years of which as Managing Director), and latterly, a partner and advisor to a private debt fund, lending institutional money to lower mid-market UK and Nordic growth companies.

Rupert graduated from Bradford University in 1985 with a BSc in Geography & Politics, and from the Cass Business School, City, University of London in 1995 with an MBA.

He complements his investing activities with support for a number of university enterprise / entrepreneurship initiatives, including the Launch Lab of City University (Mentor, and member of the Advisory Board) and SETsquared Bath (Mentor).