Elena joined Northzone in 2019 as Head of Operations and People. Prior to Northzone, Elena was Operations Director and Head of Marketing & Communications at Bain Capital Private Equity Europe. Before this, Elena was an Investment Manager at venture philanthropy fund Impetus and VP of research at Third Bridge, a fast-growing start-up, having joined as an early employee. Elena started her career at UBS as an Investment Banker. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MPhil in International Relations with Distinction from Cambridge and a BSc in Economics from UCL.