The Chance Capital team works hard to ensure that each client receives a consistently high level of focus and expertise. Aside from our full time team, we also work closely with a number of strategic partners. This takes the form of a collective structure, with each partner bringing a specific skill set to the Chance Capital team. Our collective network covers the key disciplines most relevant to our clients. In turn, we are able to offer a more comprehensive service tailored to their various needs.
Chance Capital CEO
Hugo has worked in the UK's private equity and venture capital sector for over ten years and has substantial experience advising and raising capital for a range of early stage businesses. Spearheading all client relationships at Chance Capital, Hugo works with a select number of trusted partners, specialising in different sectors to help deliver client requirements with the utmost diligence, professionalism and above all, integrity.
Afrodite joined Chance Capital in 2023 as a business development executive, focusing on sourcing deals and funding. She brings over 10 years of experience launching brands and new market international expansion in various sectors. She launched Bite Beauty, later acquired by LVMH, and expanded Spotify to several new markets. She also consulted for clients such as Half Days, Chart Ventures Partners Portfolio Companies, and Raoul Wallenberg Academy organizing their go-to market and expansion strategy in addition to sourcing new growth partnerships and investments. Afrodite holds a BA in Finance and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, with a year at Copenhagen Business School and Copenhagen University. She is based in NYC.
International Mobility, Business and Corporate Governance
Irina has 20 years professional expertise gained through audit and advisory work in “Big Four” firms Deloitte (Canada) and KPMG (Europe and the Caribbean), TMF Group (UK) and Henley & Partners (UK) combining corporate finance, operational improvements and turnarounds across multiple industry sectors, with specialisms in private client advisory, corporate governance, risk analysis and contingency planning, process design and implementation, project management, international expansion, and Board-level engagement. In 2020, Irina co-founded Percheron Advisory. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Russian and French. Irina brings a host of international expertise to Chance Capital, assisting clients on a range of visa and tax requirements.
Real Estate Financing
Jordan is our go-to for all things real estate finance. Previously a Relationship Manager at NatWest, Jordan has since been at the forefront of the real estate sector. With over a decade of experience, he runs JW Finance, which covers the whole of the UK with a strong focus on Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Greater London. Jordan assists Chance Capital clients with their real estate leveraging, property tax and mortgage requirements. He is an expert in the field and a valuable asset to the team.
Dr Milla Marinova
Dr Milla Marinova is a medical doctor and Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College, with a focus on hospital patient flow. She recently worked with the Scottish Government for the Redesign of Unscheduled Care Programme and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in partnership with the World Health Organisation on quality governance in healthcare internationally. She is a director of the Centre for Quality in Governance. Dr Marinova holds a Masters (M.Phil.) in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge; a multi-disciplinary biotechnology and business degree, run jointly with Judge Business School in Cambridge and obtained a Masters (M.Sc.) in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE). Milla advises Chance Capital clients on all things healthcare and recently set up and runs R8ER, the world first professionally vetted digital evaluation platform for disruptive healthcare.
Will spent 25 years in leading Barrister’s Chambers; including working with many of the most respected QC’s, Juniors and Senior leadership figures at the Bar. Will owns Taborns, a Legal Concierge Outsourcing business that connects businesses, HNW’s, Family Office and Professional Service Providers to the some of the best in class services. In addition to this Will also co-owns his own law firm, an SRA Regulated ABS (Alternative Business Structure) which has been created to drive an innovative way of delivering legal services - contentious or non-contentious - outside of the more traditional routes, thereby achieving a the best value for clients. Will's legal expertise and wider network is invaluable for both Chance Capital and its client base.
Chance Capital has a strategic Joint Venture partnership with Ince Global, assisting all of our pan European clients on their various infrastructure requirements when setting up new business in the UK. This covers a multitude of disciplines from dealing with HMRC, to company set up and staff recruitment. Nicholas Rucker is Global Head of Private Wealth and is our key contact at Ince for all such requirements from our international clients. For more on this service which initially targets the Dutch market, please downloaded our JV summary here.