Ph: Jamie Morgan
Amy Nauiokas is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Anthemis, the leading digital financial services investment firm, and Founder and CEO of Archer Gray, a media production and content company. She is a visionary executive, investor, producer and a recognized leader in innovation, strategy and management across a variety of markets and industries.
As a venture capitalist, Amy identifies and invests in early stage technology companies focused on the disruption of media, financial services and marketplaces. She has built a strong investment portfolio of best-in-class, high growth companies. Current investments include Betterment, Trov, Happy Money and Currencycloud. Her exits include Flo Technologies, Zoopla, the UK’s leading property research website; Fidor Bank, acquired by BPCE in 2016; Simple, acquired by BBVA in 2014; and The Climate Corporation, acquired by Monsanto in 2013.
Amy was previously CEO and Managing Director of Barclays Stockbrokers, the UK’s largest electronic retail broker with £10 billion assets under management, where she successfully transformed the business from a share-dealing service into a multi-product, global financial services portal, growing revenue 40 per cent in under two years. She joined Barclays Group in 2004. As Head of Electronic Sales and Trading at the investment bank, she was credited for driving significant expansion and adoption of the firm’s electronic products and markets to institutional clients globally.
Before joining Barclays, Amy was Senior Managing Director and Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. At Cantor, Amy was part of the management team responsible for driving Cantor’s brokerage business online. She helped lead the successful launch of Cantor’s online business eSpeed, Inc., which was later sold to NASDAQ for $750 million. Amy also played a critical role in the company’s rebuilding efforts after September 11, serving as Head of Investor Relations, Global Marketing, Business Development and Human Resources for the firm.
As a producer with Archer Gray, Amy has achieved considerable commercial and creative success. Her most notable productions and projects include the 2018 Independent Spirit Award-winning and Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me?; 2017 Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated 20th Century Women; 2015 Independent Spirit Award-winning The Diary of A Teenage Girl; Mr. Holmes; The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete; and the 8-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical Once.
Amy received a master’s in international business from Columbia University, where she has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the business school, and received her BA in International Studies from Dickinson College. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 she was listed among the industry’s most powerful dealmakers in Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance 40. Other awards include Variety’s Dealmakers Elite New York in 2018, Variety’s Women of Impact in 2016, The Memo’s 16 Pioneering Women Shaking Up Digital Finance, Financial News’ Top 100 Rising Stars, Forbes’ 40 Under Forty: Ones to Watch and Global Finance’s Top 20 Women in Wealth Management.
She is currently a board member of Trov, Matic, Arthena and Inked Brands. Amy serves as a board member at Edible Schoolyard NYC and is a member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees. She is on the Global Leadership Board of Time’s Up. Amy has previously served as International Board Chair of Make-A-Wish® and was a member of the Fast Company Impact Council.
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