Harry Briggs


Harry boasts a stellar career, starting at McKinsey and co-founding Firefly, a health drinks company that successfully exited to Private Equity. In 2009, he entered venture capital at Balderton in London and later became a founding partner at BGF Ventures, leading a £200M fund that backed 23 startups, including billion-euro companies like Paddle, Gousto, and Dice.

In 2018, Harry joined OMERS Ventures as Managing Partner, launching a €300M European fund. His team’s 25 investments, ranging from €5M-€20M, spotlighted successes like Deliverect (Belgium) and WeFox (Germany), now valued at over €1B. At OMERS, Harry pioneered ‘Signals,’ a software system globally adopted, and led DEI efforts for OMERS Europe, overseeing 150 individuals. Harry joined Astanor as Partner in January 2024.