An Oxford uni grad has become the UK's youngest female VC partner

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Katie Leviten has been appointed to general partner at JamJar Investments, the venture capital company set up by the founders of Innocent Drinks.

At 29-years-old, JamJar Investments claims that Leviten is the youngest female VC partner in the UK, and possibly even Europe.

In her role, the Oxford University graduate will work alongside the three Innocent Drinks founders — Richard Reed, Jon Wright, and Adam Balon — and look to back early stage tech companies across Europe that have the potential to go on to become billion dollar businesses.

JamJar investments has invested in companies like food delivery service Deliveroo, personal doctor app Babylon Health, and sleep tracking app Sleepio since it was founded in 2012.

“Promoting Katie to partner alongside the three innocent founders transforms our three legged wonky stool into a strong, well designed and beautiful chair,” said Reed in a statement.

But is Leviten really the youngest female VC partner in the UK? Well, she’s younger than Balderton Capital’s James Wise, who was described as the youngest partner at a “Series A” fund in Europe. She’s not, however, as young as 20-year-old Tiffany Zhong, who has been described as the “world’s youngest VC,” or Harry Stebbings, who has also adopted this title. However, Zhong is based in the US, and Stebbings is male. Also, neither of them are partners.

Prior to joining JamJar investments, Leviten was commercial category manager at Innocent and prior to that she held roles at the BBC and Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners, where she managed James Caan’s (one of the dragons on “Dragons’ Den”) consumer investments.

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