Gareth Jefferies

Gareth joined RTP Global in 2020 as a Partner in the London office, focusing mainly on European investments. He previously spent five years at venture capital fund Northzone, split evenly between London and New York City, and prior to that two years in consultancy. He holds a BA from Cambridge University in Economics. When not at the office he can be found walking his dog Daphne along the river or around the parks of the city.

What qualities do you most admire in other people?

Self-awareness, humility, ambition and selflessness.

If you could tell a budding entrepreneur three bits of wisdom what would they be?

Work hard, be nice to people, and don’t sweat the small stuff.

What business sectors are you most interested in?

I try to think less in terms of sectors and more in terms of finding ‘no brainer’ value propositions, but those are most often found in markets that are extremely large with incumbents that are well-hated by most of their customers.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of the job you do?

I think the most direct route to building a huge company – no matter if it’s consumer, enterprise, SME, whatever – is to make something that people love because it makes their lives better. It’s cool to play a small role enabling that.