John Kinder, Founder and Director of Rivertrade Limited: Rivertrade was established in 2000 as the private investment company of John Kinder. Rivertrade specialises in providing seed and early stage capital and funding to private businesses across a wide variety of sectors. Companies invested in include Betfair, Nautical Petroleum and Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach insurance brokers. Rivertrade has extensive experience in fund management having invested in the establishment of two funds, Revere Global Capital Advisors and Athena Capital Advisors on which John Kinder sits on the Board of Directors. John was formerly a Director of the hedge fund and commodities broker Man Group plc from 1987 to 1999. He was a member of the senior management team that launched Man Group on the London Stock Exchange. During his time at Man Group he held the position of global managing director of its sugar division from 1987-1999 managing over 1,800 staff worldwide. He was until 2004 a non-executive director of Greencore plc, a company listed on the London and Dublin stock exchanges. John sits on many of the Boards of the companies in which Rivertrade has invested and is actively involved in charities including the Eric Evans Trust and Tennis For Free. John is a graduate of Cambridge University.