One look at the career path of new London-based Partner at GV Luna (Dai) Schmid is a sight to behold. Over the course of a decade, she’s gone from an investment banking analysis at Margan Stanley to crafting private equity-esqu deals at Warburg Pincus, to rolling the dice hard with Softbank Vision Fund as Vice President, to another VP role with Summit Partners, and now, Partner at GV.
Not. Too. Shabby.
And her involvement and combination with money and tech should come as no surprise. Armed with a degree in finance and international business with a minor in computer science and mathematics from NYU’s esteemed Stern School of Business, it’s a no-brainer to see Luna now leading the charge when it comes to backing some of the most promising companies in their respective fields.
“Growing up with immigrant parents who moved to Canada to pursue their master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science sparked my love for technology at an early age and taught me the importance of hard work and passion for what you do,” Luna says. “I bring these values to the founders I partner with today.”
The news of Luna’s appointment coincides with GV’s announcement that since 2014, it’s now deployed over half a billion into Europe and Israel’s startup ecosystems, backing some 40 companies including GoCardless, CurrencyCloud, Gravity Sketch, Multiverse, Omass Therapeutics, Scandit, and Snyk.
Lead image: Nick Wilson.