Anne Glover (venture capitalist)

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Anne Margaret Glover, CBE HonFREng (born 6 February 1954),[1] is CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in European high-technology companies. Prior to founding Amadeus in 1997, she was with Apax Partners & Company Ventures, where she was a member of the investment team. She also has experience as a business angel, investing in UK-based information technology start-ups. Glover has also had significant operating experience with Virtuality Group plc, where she was COO of the virtual reality peripherals company.

Glover also was a manager and consultant with Bain & Company in Boston for five years.[2] Earlier in her career, she held a variety of management positions with Cummins Engine.[2]

She is a former chairman of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA), which represents approximately 165 UK-based private equity and venture capital firms.[3] She is also on the Technology Strategy Board of the UK's Department of Trade and Industry.[4]

Glover earned a master's degree in management from Yale School of Management and a master's degree in metallurgy and materials science from Clare College, Cambridge.[5]

Glover was awarded a CBE in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours list "for services to business" and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008.[6]

She was elected Chair of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (now Invest Europe) in June 2014.[7]

Anne Glover along with Dervilla Mitchell, Professor Sarah Harper, Professor Fiona Murray and Professor Philip Bond was appointed to the Council for Science and Technology in March 2014.[8]


  1. ^ "Anne Glover". Clare College, Cambridge. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Anne Glover: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. ^ "EVCA names Anne Glover as chairman". 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. ^ "Prime Minister David Cameron appoints Prof Harper to the Council for Science and Technology". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "Anne Glover '78 Named European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Chairman | Yale SOM Alumni". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  6. ^ "Academy announces new Fellows for 2008". Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  7. ^ Nicholson, Lynn. "EVCA announces 2014-2015 Chairman". European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. EVCA. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  8. ^ Prime Ministers Office. "Prime Minister appoints new members of the Council for Science and Technology". Retrieved 23 June 2014.

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