• Michelle Moss

    Management Accountant


    Michelle joined the Digital Education team in March 2013 as a Management Accountant. She is from Cape Town, South Africa and has lived in London for almost 5 years.

    She holds a BCom degree, and is finalising her studies to become a Chartered Management Accountant. She has previously worked in the Publishing industry for Euromoney Institutional Investor; in FMCG for Fullers, Smith & Turner and in the Telecommunications Industry for TATA Communications.

    She loves the sunshine, outdoors, BBQ’s and red wine. Apart from studying, in her free time Michelle enjoys running, hiking and mountain biking.

     

  • Sophie Buigues

    Investment Analyst


    Sophie joined Digital Education in November 2013 as an investment analyst, a role she also performs for Digital Science.

    She just graduated from Panthéon-Assas-Sorbonne Universités with a masters in finance, after doing internships in M&A advisory, financial analysis and management accounting. She is no stranger to the world of technology, having taken part in the creation of a mobile application while studying abroad in California.

    She is also up for new adventures, the most recent including learning snowboarding in London and preparing for a mud run.

  • Alexandra MacLeod

    PA


    Alex is Matthias Ick’s PA, ensuring the smooth running of the office. She also supports Dave Mutton, Prashant Raizada and Simon Walsh.

    Outside of work Alex spends her time studying for her marketing degree, playing drums and reading Neil Gaiman books.

  • Dave Mutton

    Marketing Director


    Dave joined Digital Education in September, 2013 as Marketing Director, a joint role which also covers our other division Digital Science.

    With an extensive career in online marketing stretching back to the mid 90’s, Dave has worked for major brands including Amazon, Yahoo and Stepstone. More recently he worked for a social games start-up Zattikka, before joining Digital Education. In addition to the in-house roles – Dave ran his own ecommerce and marketing consultancy for many years and worked on a diverse range of projects including online travel, fashion, finance and education.

    Outside of work he loves football (Liverpool), books (is writing a novel), movies, especially science fiction and is an aspiring amateur photographer, (www.westkeyphotography.com). But most of his time is taken up with family life and his partner with five children between them (part-time taxi driver).

  • Marko Radosavlevici

    Head of Development Centre


    Marko heads Digital Education Development Centre in Romania.

    He has broad experience in different technical areas (web, mobile, enterprise) and worked with different technologies and programming methodologies (waterfall, scrum, kanban).

    Marko joined Digital Education in 2012 and was responsible for setting up our office in Romania, Timisoara where we now have 4 cross-functional Scrum teams helping our portfolio companies develop their businesses. He previously worked for Océ a Cannon Company and Microsoft.

    Outside of work Marko is passionate about Serbian folk dances, movies and last but not least photography.

  • Malcolm Brading-Miles

    Senior UK Finance and Operations Manager


    Malcolm joined Digital Education in November 2012, as Senior UK Finance and Operations Manager, a role he also performs for Digital Science.

    He is a Chartered Accountant, obtaining that status officially in March 2002 after training with Deloitte & Touche for three years in their Assurance and Advisory team.  He subsequently worked in supply chain for seven years within Hays Logistics, ACR Logistics and Kuehne & Nagel working in varying roles from Financial Accountant, Internal Auditor to Financial Controller.  After that he moved into manufacturing and from there catering; in both occasions as head of finance.

    When Malcolm was much younger he studied at Southampton University, obtaining first class degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1998.

    When not at work, and not spending time with his two young daughters, Malcolm enjoys reading, being outdoors and the occasional run.

  • Timothy Farnell

    Investment Manager


    Timothy supports the team with financial and strategic analysis, and assists in the evaluation of new investment opportunities.

    He joined Digital Education having previously worked on a number of transactions in the TMT sector at Quayle Munro and  Mazars.

    He holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham. He is a passionate athlete, representing the UK at the Triathlon World Championships.

  • Sebastian Peck

    Finance Director


    Sebastian is responsible for the financial management of Digital Education, the evaluation of new investments and M&A execution.

    Sebastian has an extensive background in corporate finance and the media sector. He previously worked in the TMT advisory team of UBS Investment Bank, for German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG and the Boston Consulting Group.

    He holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy with Distinction from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from London Business School.

  • Matthias Ick

    Managing Director


    Matthias heads Digital Education and is responsible for all investments and strategic development.

    He has broad experience in the digital markets ranging from VC investing , interim management to founding and selling tutoria.de. Prior to this, he invested in early and later stage online businesses at Holtzbrinck and advised on M&A transactions. He started his career at Stern Stewart & Co. consulting on Shareholder Value Management.

    Matthias holds MBA degrees from the University of Mannheim and Portland State University. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the German-National-Academic Foundation.

Digital Education is a risk-tolerant strategic investor with a pragmatic approach to co-investment. We are an active early stage investor, providing capital to promising start ups from the seed stage onwards

  • Who

    An experienced, risk tolerant team

  • What

    Growth equity for B2C Online Education products

  • How

    “hands on” approach, actively seeking to realise synergies with existing investments and Macmillan’s broader assets

  • Where

    Global with an emerging markets focus

Beyond money

We help businesses to become more successful using our strong assets

  • Scale operations globally along the Macmillan footprint
  • Share know-how and user base
  • Leverage existing assets like brand and content

We are a strategic investor, but flexible to partner with exit-oriented investors

  • generally aim for a substantial equity stake and board representation
  • flexible on investor rights when the situation requires it

CONTACT US

Address:

The Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan Street, London N1 9XW, UK

E-mail:

info@digital-education.com

Telephone:

+44(0)20 7418 5581

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