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Andy Fishburn

Head of Investment at Virgin Start Up


Andy Fishburn is the Head of Investment at Virgin Start Up – a not-for-profit Virgin Company, established by Sir Richard Branson to provide funding, advice and mentoring to early stage entrepreneurs in the UK.

He is responsible for Virgin Start Up’s investment portfolio and oversees the panel that decides which businesses receive seed funding. Having obtained a First Class Degree in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Sheffield, Andy went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant working for both PwC and Deloitte where he worked with some of the biggest names in Private Equity.

An entrepreneur himself, Andy tried his hand at a number of business ventures from the tender age of 16 through ‘Impact Artworks’, an online art business specialising in hand painted pop art canvases and ‘My Club Mail’, an email service for football fans to name but a few. Andy is a passionate supporter of start ups and a big fan of good food, great coffee and cool design!”