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We founded OYA to be London’s most ambitious fund, renowned for helping industry-changing companies reach their full potential. We prioritise working to build stronger, more successful relationships and being human – being H & C, in our approach to venture. We invest early and align each portfolio investment we make with the most valuable, strategic LP’s for that investment.

Meet Hannah

LLB & BA (majoring in sociology)

Born and raised in New Zealand I moved to London after being admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2015 – following a brief stint at Linklaters I made the transition into the start-up ecosystem as a partnership and commercial strategy lead. It was in this period the disconnect between many investors and the entrepreneurs they were investing in became apparent to me. These relationships should be founded on understanding, compassion and a shared vision. It was also in this period that I met Cristina and OYA was born.

I am passionate about innovation, endlessly inspired by those driving it and grateful to be a small piece of the puzzle. Likely to find me in the gym, training for marathons or somewhere delicious indulging – a foodie through and through.

H

 

@hannahmini

Meet Cristina

 

BS Psychology

Spanish soul raised in London. Psychology graduate fascinated by human potential which is why I trained to become a Neuro-performance specialist to bring into the way that we work and lead as investors.

Previously worked as a creative strategist at Engine Group where I got introduced to the power of building impactful brands and community. This then led me to apply my digital strategy skills to the tech world where I met Hannah – my now business wife.

I am passionate about neuroscience & exploring consciousness through meditation, movement & transcendental breathing. I love dancing, yoga & cooking plant-based meals.

C

@cristinalopez

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