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FOUNDER AND CHAIR

Amy built Archer Gray with a mission to create a media company that does things differently: to identify and empower the people, voices, and stories that have been traditionally ignored by the industry and to help break down barriers and create a more equitable society. Her work is built on the belief that powerful storytelling will inspire meaningful dialogue, shed light on critical issues, and shift cultural tides.
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As Founder and Chair, Amy promotes and amplifies a wide array of underrepresented voices and stories. Equally passionate about forging a more forward-thinking, strategic, and diverse financial system, Amy is founder and CEO of Anthemis Group, the leading fintech investment platform.
 
Amy has earned a number of notable accolades for her groundbreaking work. She was recognized as one of 100 Powerful Women in leadership by Entrepreneur Magazine and named among finance’s most powerful dealmakers in Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance 40. She has also appeared on Variety’s Dealmakers Elite New York, Variety’s Women of Impact, The Memo’s 16 Pioneering Women Shaking Up Digital Finance, Financial News’ Top 100 Rising Stars, Forbes’ 40 Under Forty: Ones to Watch, Global Finance’s Top 20 Women in Wealth Management, and Venture Capital Journal’s 10 Women of Influence: VC Making Strides on Diversity from Within.

Key projects include the 2023 Sundance Audience Award-winner The Persian Version, 2020 film Lost Girls, 2018 Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Can You Ever Forgive Me?; 2017 Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee 20th Century Women; 2015 Independent Spirit Award-winner The Diary of A Teenage Girl; 2014 critically acclaimed film Mr. Holmes; 2013 Sundance favorite The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete; and the eight-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical Once. Amy displays the same passion and perseverance in her career at Anthemis. As a mission-driven venture capitalist, Amy strategically identifies and invests in best-in-class, high-growth companies that disrupt and innovate media, financial services, and marketplaces. Her investments include Betterment and HappyMoney. Her exits include Currencycloud, Flo Technologies, Fidor Bank, Simple, The Climate Corporation, and Zoopla. Before founding Anthemis and Archer Gray, Amy was CEO and Managing Director of Barclays Stockbrokers, led the global e-commerce business at Barclays Capital and was Senior Managing Director and Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald.  

 

A recognized leader in board governance and strategy, Amy is dedicated to making a difference wherever she can. She is currently serving as a board member of Matic, Koffie Labs, EasyHealth, and Inked Brands, along with her service on the Dickinson College Board of Trustees. She was previously the Board Chair of Make-A-Wish® International, on the board of Worldwide Orphans and Edible Schoolyard NYC, and a member of the Fast Company Impact Council. 
 
Amy earned a B.A. in international studies from Dickinson College and an M.A. in international business from Columbia University, where she previously served as an adjunct professor.
 
Favorite film:
The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse. I watched it at 8 years old and realized then and there that movies were magic. A great reminder to all of us that you don’t need words or a common language to tell a story.

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