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. Her work is built on the belief that powerful storytelling will inspire meaningful dialogue, shed light on critical issues, and shift cultural tides.
Amy is fueled by a mission to break down barriers and create a more equitable society. With a prestigious career spanning multiple industries, Amy doesn’t accept the status quo. She shatters it.
As founder and CEO of award-winning production company Archer Gray, 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 co-CIO of Anthemis, the leading fintech investment platform. Additionally, she is the CEO and Chair of Anthemis Digital Acquisitions, a 100% female-led and ESG-focused special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC).
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 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, Currencycloud, and HappyMoney. Her exits include Flo Technologies, Fidor Bank, Simple, The Climate Corporation, and Zoopla.
Before Anthemis, Amy was CEO and managing director of Barclays Stockbrokers and head of Barclays Capital’s global e-commerce business, where she spearheaded the international expansion of the firm’s electronic products and markets. Her leadership boosted revenue by 40% in under two years and accelerated Barclays’ transformation into a renowned global
financial services portal.
Amy’s impressive credentials also include serving as senior managing director and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, where she was instrumental in digitizing its brokerage business and successfully launching eSpeed, Inc., (which later sold to NASDAQ for $750M). When Cantor suffered devastating losses on September 11, Amy worked tirelessly to mobilize rebuilding efforts and secure a meaningful, lasting legacy for victims and their families.
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 Trov, Matic, Arthena, Koffie Labs, EasyHealth, and Inked Brands, along with her service on the Dickinson College Board of Trustees and the Global Leadership Board of Time’s Up. 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.
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.