LONDON-based venture capitalist firm, Luminous Ventures, has appointed John Spindler as a Venture Partner.

The highly regarded entrepreneur, investor and venture capitalist has a distinguished career spanning more than 15 years.

As CEO of Capital Enterprise, and Founder/General Partner of AI Seed and London Co-Investment Fund, which is supported by the London Mayor, John has been a key player in establishing a culture of innovation and investment in the UK’s fast-growing tech scene.

He is also a director of Conception X, an accelerator programme for PHDs backed by Barclays.

In a private capacity, John’s angel investments include UXCam, a business changing the way apps and websites are consumer tested, developed and optimised; Basestone, a digital delivery platform for the construction industry; and Biobeats, digital products helping people to manage stress and one of Luminous Ventures’ existing portfolio clients.

Speaking about his appointment, which begins in June, John said:

I am very much looking forward to joining Luminous Ventures and playing an active part in the future of some extremely exciting companies.

Luminous Ventures General Partner and Co-Founder, Isabel Fox said:

We are thrilled that John will be joining us as a Venture Partner. There are few people in this industry better regarded, placed or liked. We back tech that matters and John is absolutely the right person to help propel our mission at this stage of our growth.