Our Team

Our leadership team brings strategy, technology & finance IP to its venture & investor partners.

John White - Founder

John White – Founder

John White – Founder

John founded arketyp in 2018, after a decade leading one of the UK’s most recognised product design agencies.

He’s supported enterprises around the world launch and scale new digital products and services to millions of users across multiple sectors, including banking and finance, consumer goods, retail, healthcare, food and beverage, real estate, sport and logistics.

John leads all investment, strategic narrative, fundraising and growth strategies at arketyp, and oversees our portfolio of startups and partnerships.

Niall McConnell - Associate

Niall McConnell – Associate

Niall McConnell – Associate

Niall is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years’ experience in financial services.

He trained in the Mergers & Acquisitions team at KPMG, he later worked at Lloyds Banking Group as a Director of Strategy, where he supported the commercial bank’s digital transformation, designing and implementing new digital propositions for small and medium sized businesses.

Niall is currently the CFO of a crypto-banking startup, overseeing fundraising, regulatory authorisation and finance.

Ben Johnson - Associate

Ben Johnson – Associate

Ben Johnson – Associate

Ben is a two-time entrepreneur and founder, having established and led two separate businesses to merger or acquisition. He is currently an advisor to and investor in several organisations, spanning tech, marketing and design, profit and nonprofit.

As a Managing Director, Ben developed customer-centric propositions and B2B platforms, at a global level, for companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Virgin Atlantic and MTV. These propositions changed how and when clients engaged with, marketed and sold to their customers.

Ben has run teams and offices across the world, including Asia, Australia, the US and EU.

David Judge - Associate

David Judge – Associate

David Judge – Associate

David is a Creative Director and experience designer with 26 years in the industry. He has worked with some of the best agencies in the world, creating award-winning experiences for global brands.

His passion lies in creating dynamic, interactive experiences that engage and entertain customers and employees, emotionally and sensorially.

Dave has led projects in Europe, Russia, China, EMEA, New Zealand and North America, and is currently the Creative Director of a leading environment design agency, specialising in education.