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Our Team

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Michael Burt

Managing Partner

Michael founded Promethean in 2005. Since 2014 Michael has lived in the U.S. and splits his time between Virginia and the UK. Prior to founding Promethean Michael was Head of Private Equity at Collins Stewart.  Prior to Collins Stewart he was an Investment Director at Ellerman Investments a prominent UK family office. During this period, he was part of a team of four investment professionals responsible for managing a portfolio of 12 private companies with a total enterprise value of over £2 billion. Michael started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, first in their acquisition finance business then latterly in the private equity group.

Michael currently serves as Non-Executive Director on several portfolio company boards and was founder investor in Cambria Automobiles plc, January Loan Services, Accepty Technologies Limited, Motherclub Limited and Financewell limited.

In his spare time Michael likes to ski, kite surf and play golf. While at school in Edinburgh he played national representative Rugby for the Scottish Schools team.

Angus Burt

Partner

​Angus joined Promethean in 2013. Angus lives in Edinburgh and splits his time between Edinburgh & London. Angus joined Promethean Investments LLP as an Analyst, before becoming a Partner in December 2015. Responsibilities include origination, assessment of opportunities, valuation, due diligence, structuring and portfolio management. Post acquisition Angus works with management to implement value creation strategies, monitor KPIs and takes Observer and Director roles on portfolio company boards. Prior to joining Promethean, Angus worked in Investment Banking as a small cap equity analyst for Fairfax IS plc. Before his career in Investment Banking Angus founded an online platform for individuals and families to store and monitor their vaccination and immunisation records. Currently Angus serves as a Non-Executive Director of DSG Financial Services Limited, Produce Investments, and is an Observer on the board of Sofa Brands International,  Puttshack Limited and Social Entertainment Ventures.

When he can, Angus likes to play golf and played representatively for the British Public Schools team that toured the east coast of the US in 2000.

Scott Tolleson

Partner

Scott joined Promethean as a Partner in 2020 and is based in the U.S.  Prior to joining Promethean he was the Managing Partner of NRV, a U.S.-based venture capital firm.

Scott is also the former Chairman and CEO of Media.net Communications, Inc., in Los Angeles, a global provider of telecommunications and software services to major entertainment production companies.  Some of the company’s clients have included the Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.  He also served as the Chairman and CEO of Digital Services LLC, a cable television company serving the multi-family apartment industry, and previously managed the business services and Internet access subsidiaries of MediaOne (now Comcast).  In addition, he has advised many leading technology companies on corporate strategy and product innovation.

Scott enjoys running, cycling, and high-handicap golf.

Archie Bound

Associate Partner

Archie joined Promethean in 2015 and lives in Edinburgh. He splits his time between Edinburgh and London.

Archie leads Promethean’s business development function and has monitoring responsibility for several of Promethean’s investments.

Archie graduated from Northumbria University in 2015. In his spare time Archie enjoys playing football and golfing.