Stuart Paterson

Stuart, a Partner and co-founder of SEP, specialises in investments in consumer internet and enterprise software.

He is currently non-executive director of European online eyewear retailer Mister Spex and Berlin based online language learning business Babbel and has been instrumental in building up SEP’s presence and reputation in Germany. He also sits on the board of LoveCrafts and led the recent £26m investment in the company which creates online crafting communities. Stuart has a strong track record in consumer internet investments having led the original investment in travel search business Skyscanner when it had revenues of less than £1 million. In 2016 the business was sold to leading Chinese travel agency Ctrip for £1.4bn.

Other recent investments include legal Software as a Service business Peppermint Technology and SportPursuit, the online flash sales retailer for premium outdoor clothing and sports apparel.

Other notable investments include leading SEP’s investment in Bluetooth technology specialist CSR plc which subsequently listed on the stock market at a value of over £1 billion, becoming a FTSE 250 company.

Stuart works across SEP’s offices in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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