The rest of the 100 (in alphabetical order): Alex Nwaka, Touchdown Ventures

Alex Nwaka, a senior associate at Touchdown Ventures, specialises in early to growth-stage enterprise software investments. He currently focuses on legal technology, including enabling solutions that disrupt services industries.

Nwaka was the first full-time employee at Touchdown Ventures. Richard Grant, a co-founder and a managing director, said: “During his time with us, Alex has been involved in more than half a dozen investments across four funds and has become an integral team member whose responsibilities also include supporting recruiting and business development.”

Nwaka has completed investments for professional services provider Aramark and other corporations since joining Touchdown. Grant added: “Alex is a strong communicator as well as charming and witty. Those skills coupled with good venture instincts have enabled Alex to grow with the firm. He has taken on more of a leadership role as it relates to deal processes and fund management.”

Nwaka said he hoped to continue developing investment expertise in specific sectors of interest.

He began his career at banking and trading services provider Morgan Stanley’s commodities trading division before moving to financial services boutique UBS’s power and utilities group within its investment banking division in 2010. Two years later he joined Virgin Management, the investment arm of international investment group Virgin, where he provided stewardship for the group’s venture capital portfolio and executed investments.

Most recently, he advised New York Stock Exchange-listed cosmetics producer Estée Lauder on acquisition and integration of its portfolio companies.