LEIF – www.london-eif.com
LEIF is an investment bank which finds capital and customers for technology businesses and advises corporate venture capitalists on origination and marketing. We work in the following industries: energy, materials and manufacturing, industrial IOT, automotive, mobility and travel. Since its foundation in 2010, LEIF is proud to have raised over $100m for European early and growth stage businesses. LEIF is the trading name of Carbon Communications International Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.
Our approach is simple and highly effective: Research, connect, convene – we enable our clients’ fund-raising and investment strategies in three overlapping and dynamic stages:
At LEIF we write and communicate authoritative content which positions our clients as leaders in fast growing industries and explains their needs to their most important audiences.
Examples of our research include:
LEIF utilizes our extensive network to help our clients meet and connect with the people they need to influence.
At LEIF we look to deepen these connections and increase the opportunities to do business. We do this by providing a platform for our clients to demonstrate their expertise, explain their objectives and expand their influence by curating and moderating conferences.
About Tom Whitehouse
Tom Whitehouse is LEIF’s founder and chairman. He has advised leading investment and technology businesses and NGOs for the last fourteen years. Flagship clients over this period include Airbus Group, Impax Asset Management, Veolia, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the London Stock Exchange
Before working in the environmental technology sector, Tom was a journalist. From 1997-1999 he was Moscow correspondent for The Guardian and from 1991-1997 he was a reporter and producer for the BBC World Service, based in Prague and Moscow.
He is a Contributing Editor at Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), for whom he writes specialist reports, and curates and moderates conferences. He has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.