Richard Earnshaw

Enterprise Technology and Services
Financial Technology and Services

Richard is a partner at FTV Capital and head of the London office. He joined the firm in 2024 to lead and grow the London team and deepen FTV’s presence across Europe. He leads investments in financial technology and services and enterprise technology and services.

Prior to joining FTV, Richard spent 13 years at Hg, investing across Europe and the United States in financial software and data businesses. His technology investing experience includes insurance, asset and wealth management, capital markets, and regulation and compliance technologies. He began his career at Deloitte Consulting where he worked on a range of strategy, technology and M&A advisory projects.

Past investments

At Hg Richard led, co-led or actively participated in investments including Intelliflo (acquired by Invesco); Sequel (acquired by Verisk Analytics); Relay Software (acquired by Applied Systems); the merger of fundinfo, f2c and Financial Express to create FE fundinfo; smartTrade; TrustQuay and Viewpoint.


Oxford University, The Queen’s College, MA Economics and Management
MIT, Applied Generative Intelligence


Outside of work and spending time with family and friends, Richard’s favorite activities are sports (swimming, tennis, padel), jazz music, and a glass of burgundy or a classic cocktail.

What excites you the most about being a growth equity investor?

Backing and building innovative, growth technology companies is why I love what I do – and it is an immense privilege to work with founders and management teams to provide capital, support and connectivity to build great businesses. I am excited about scaling European companies that last, contributing to the future of technology in Europe, and using technology to transform how industries operate.