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Peony Li

Head of Investments

__What did you do before the factory? __

Before Founders Factory, I worked at Merrill Lynch Energy & Power M&A, helping corporates like Total, Shell, Maersk and few other energy company to divest or acquire other companies. I helped manage in total c.3.0bn acquisitions during my time. On the side, I volunteered frequently as a pro-bono financial advisor for a couple of early-stage startups, assisting them with their business plan and financial model – in total I raised £300k for these startups. Before that, I did Economics at University of Cambridge. I love history, development economics and econometrics!

What do you do at the factory?

I work in the Corporate Development team supporting startups in our Incubator and Accelerator with their strategic growth. That includes capital raising, business modelling and much more to ensure that things happen!

What makes you a good founder?

Permanence and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities!

Peony Li