Edward James Wray

Former Chief Executive Officer at Sporting Exchange, Ltd.

Edward James Wray

Edward James Wray

Former Chief Executive Officer at Sporting Exchange, Ltd.

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Career Highlights

Sporting Exchange, Ltd.
Betfair Group Ltd.

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977

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

1968

Age

51

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General Partner & Founder at Index Ventures SA

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Co-Founder at Funding Circle Ltd.

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Partner at Accel Partners Management LLP

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Former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Head of European M&A at Lazard Ltd.

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Principal & Senior Adviser at StormHarbour Securities LLP

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Co-Founder at Funding Circle Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Higher Education Funding Council For England

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Former Commissioning Editor at British Broadcasting Corp.

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Senior Managing Director at Blackstone Advisory Partners LP

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Edward James Wray
Former Chief Executive Officer at Sporting Exchange, Ltd.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

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Memberships
Member
Prior

Founders Pledge allows entrepreneurs to commit on donating 2% of their personal proceeds to a charity of their choice following an exit. Founders Pledge was launched in June 2015 out of Founders For Good to catalyze tomorrow's philanthropists today. Through the Founders Pledge, tech founders and investors commit to donate a small percentage of their personal proceeds to the charities of their choice following an exit. Designed for entrepreneurs that have not begun to consider an exit yet, Founders Pledge helps the smartest people in business make a difference even before they can write big cheques. Founders Forum For Good was born from the idea that successful digital entrepreneurs have a responsibility to give skills, resources, and time to ensure that the not-for-profit sector thrives and grows.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2010

The Sporting Exchange Ltd. operates as a holding company and engages in betting and gambling services. It offers betting services in football, baseball, boxing, cricket, golf, greyhound racing, horse racing, motor sport, poker, rugby, snooker, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The company was founded by Edward Wray and Andrew Black in August 1999 and is headquartered in London, UK.

Co-Founder
1999 - Prior

Betfair Group Ltd. provides investment services. The company was founded on January 31, 2008 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Vice President of Debt Capital Markets & Derivatives
Prior

J.P. Morgan & Co. was a commercial and investment banking institution based in the United States founded by J. Pierpont Morgan and commonly known as the House of Morgan or simply Morgan. Today, J.P. Morgan is the investment banking and private banking arm of JPMorgan Chase. The firm is the direct predecessor of two of the largest banking institutions in the United States and globally, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. In 2000, J.P. Morgan was acquired by Chase Manhattan Bank to form JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the largest global banking institutions. Today, the J.P. Morgan brand is used to market certain JPMorgan Chase wholesale businesses, including investment banking, commercial banking and asset management. The J.P. Morgan branding was revamped in 2008 to return to its more traditional appearance after several years of depicting the "Chase symbol to the right of a condensed and modernized "JPMorgan".

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
Current

Funding Circle Ltd. provides peer to peer small business loan lending services. It operates an online marketplace that helps small businesses to find finance. The firm’s marketplace enables people lend to businesses to finance working capital, expansion capital, asset finance and one off business expenses. The company was founded by Samir Desai, James Meekings, Andrew Christopher Arthur Mullinger, N. Alex Tonelli and Samuel H. Hodges in August 2010 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Piton Capital LLP invests in companies located in Europe. The fund target companies operating in the fields of online business. It provides financing for growth stage capital requirements with an investment size from €200k to €20m.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

E-Trader Group specializes in the secondary market for goods by providing both trade and consumer online marketplaces where retailers can optimize their supply chain and maximize their asset recovery rates on end-of-line, clearance and surplus stock and buyers can access exclusive stock at discounted prices, via a single easy-to-use online technology platform.The E-Trader Group business strategy is driven by the availability of secondary market stock (bulk, overstock, and clearance) which in the UK is estimated to be worth c. £12billion annually. The E-Trader Group aims to be the first business of its kind to dominate the secondary market for goods online in the UK for both trade and consumers.E-Trader Group is committed to developing its business through building strong relationships with both suppliers and buyers. Manufacturers, retailers and logistics companies are key partners and the business invests significant time understanding their needs and ensuring that their goals and objectives can be met.E-Trader Group currently includes Stockshifters.com, Koodos and E-Trader Services, a group division providing companies with end-of-lease asset recovery services.

Trustee
Current

Nesta is a nonprofit company headquartered in London, UK with subsidiaries in that country, that provides charitable services. Ravi Gurumurthy has been the CEO since 2019.

Investments
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Patchstack One Ltd. provides furniture and interior designs. It operates an online platform for sourcing furniture, lighting, and accessories directly from the suppliers. The company was founded by Shillaker Simon and Aneeqa Khan on September 9, 2014 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Smartup.Io Ltd. develops and operates a micro-learning platform for start-ups and innovators. Its platform provides peer-to-peer knowledge creation, sharing and exchange. The company was founded by Frank Meehan, Brent Hoberman, Henry Lane Fox, and Jonnie Goodwin on January 21, 2014 and is headquartered in Temple Quay, the United Kingdom.

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Trussle Lab Ltd. develops mobile application that provides mortgage advisory services. The company was founded by Jonathan Galore and Ishaan Malhi on February 26, 2015 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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