• Right in the heart of London’s design quarter, our Clerkenwell home is where the magic happens.

  • Team

  • Aapo Bovellan
    Founding Partner

    Experience as an early stage investor in 16 companies via Proxy, and several others privately. Aapo is responsible for creating the Supercell brand, and was head of Nokia's global brand studio. He works on brand strategy and post-investment activity at Proxy.

  • Miia Bovellan
    Founding Partner

    Experience as an early stage investor in 16 companies via Proxy, and several others privately. Miia is responsible for analysing deal flow, issuing term sheets and managing the process of closing investments. She is a researcher with a PhD in life sciences from London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL, and has been published in several peer reviewed journals.

  • Gernot Preslmayer
    Founding Partner & Creative Director

    Experience of branding all 16 Proxy portfolio companies. Gernot is a Creative Director who held senior positions at MetaDesign, Landor, Greenspace and Nokia. He has worked on major global rebrands for companies such as Nokia, BP, Toyota, Volkswagen Group, Siemens and MRM.

  • Dan Fitzsimmons
    Design Director

    Dan has over 12 years industry experience, and has been involved in Proxy projects from the very beginning. He has worked with clients ranging from start-ups to major global brands – including O2, UEFA, EBRD and Derwent London.

  • Isobel Rutherford
    Office Manager

    Isobel has a degree in English and Creative Writing from Royal Holloway. She makes sure our studio is constantly shipshape and running smoothly, and no spelling mistakes leave it!

  • Tom Austin

    Tom graduated from Falmouth University of Arts in September 2016. He joined us straight after an internship with Pentagram and has received a New Blood Graphite Pencil from D&AD.

  • Join us

    We currently don't have any full-time positions, but often collaborate closely with copy writers, animators and digital designers. If you're interested in working with us, email your CV to info@proxy.vc. We also offer internships to design graduates. While we will try our best, we may not be able to reply to all emails.