London-based VC fund LocalGlobe, an investor in UK tech firms including Citymapper and TransferWise, has hired a new female partner.
Julia Hawkins, who previously worked at Universal Music, will join the firm to focus on media and HealthTech investments.
On the new appointment, Hawkins said: “For many years I have admired the development of LocalGlobe’s team, portfolio and brand. When I saw the announcement that the team was expanding, I knew I wanted to work with London’s most active Seed investor.”
Hawkins came to London 20 years ago to study social policy at the London School of Economics and went on to work at Investment bank Goldman Sachs, Last.fm, BBC Worldwide, and then helped set up the venture capital activity at Universal Music.
Hawkins now hopes to develop LocalGlobe’s investments in specific verticals: “I’m currently very curious about genomics, HealthTech and the potential for gene therapy.
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Traditionally, the firm focuses on investing in companies which are either pre-Seed or Seed. Klein previously told UKTN he is interested in “investing in practical science-fiction.”