Amy Nauiokas is Founder and Chair of Archer Gray, a media production, finance and investment company and Founder and President of Anthemis, the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm. She is a visionary executive, investor, producer and a recognized leader in innovation, strategy and management across a variety of markets and industries.
At Archer Gray, Amy has built a unique company operating where the best stories have always been born: at the intersection of art and commerce. By combining venture investments in companies that are on the forefront of media disruption with the production and financing of prestige projects in film, television and theater, Archer Gray is emerging as a true leader in next-generation content creation and distribution. Projects include the 8-time Tony-award winning ONCE, the Tony-award nominated THE ELEPHANT MAN starring Bradley Cooper, 2015 Independent Spirit Awards-winning THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, 2015’s MR. HOLMES, First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite film of 2013, THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE, and the 2017 Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated 20TH CENTURY WOMEN written and directed by Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening.
As a venture capitalist, Amy identifies and invests in early stage technology companies focused on the disruption of media, financial services and marketplaces. She has built a strong investment portfolio of best-in-class, high growth, companies. Current investments include Betterment, Trov, Payoff, SeedInvest and Currency Cloud. Her exits include Zoopla, the UK’s leading property research website; Fidor Bank, acquired by BPCE in 2016; Simple, acquired by BBVA in 2014; and Climate Corporation, acquired by Monsanto in 2013.
Amy was previously CEO and Managing Director of Barclays Stockbrokers, the UK’s largest electronic retail broker with £10 billion assets under management, where she successfully transformed the business from a share-dealing service into a multi-product, global financial services portal, growing revenue 40% in under two years. Before joining Barclays, Amy was Senior Managing Director and Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. At Cantor, Amy was part of the management team responsible for driving Cantor’s brokerage business online. She helped lead the successful launch of Cantor’s online business eSpeed, Inc., which was later sold to NASDAQ for $750m. Amy also played a critical role in the company’s rebuilding efforts after September 11th, serving as Head of Investor Relations, Global Marketing, Business Development and Human Resources for the firm.
Amy received her Master’s in International Business from Columbia University, where she has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the business school, and received her BA in International Studies from Dickinson College. In 2015 and 2016, she was listed among the industry’s most powerful dealmakers in Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance 35. Other awards include Variety’s Women of Impact 2016, The Memo’s 16 Pioneering Women Shaking Up Digital Finance, Financial News’ Top 100 Rising Stars, Forbes’ 40 Under Forty: Ones to Watch and Global Finance’s Top 20 Women in Wealth Management. She is currently a board member of Smart Pensions, Colony and a board observer of SeedInvest.
In 2010, Amy co-founded the Bubble Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that partners with New York City schools to promote healthy living through wellness education. She is currently Board Chair of Bubble. Amy has also served as International Board Chair of Make-A-Wish® and is a member of the Dickinson College board of trustees.