William de Laszlo
Will co-founded Agathos and is joint Managing Partner, responsible for running the firm, with a particular focus on investor relations and sourcing opportunities.
Having spent 6 years in the British army with two operational tours Will joined the Family Office Division at J.P. Morgan. After leaving this role, he spent 6 years at another lower mid-market Private Equity Firm, where he worked on more than 25 transactions. In 2014, Will founded Agathos with Charles Oakshett.
Will’s passion lies in founding and developing companies, with some pre-Agathos successes (and failures) including Home UK SE, Dyslexic Domain Company, Piggy Mart, Local Today, Knit Ware, Pure Traffic and Teacher Planet.
Will has an MBA with distinction from Oxford University’s Said Business school, and a history of overcoming adversity in education, with academic success coming despite his heavy dyslexia.
Will loves working with and backing great people, and sees Agathos as working for the companies in which it invests – a sense of service that stems from his military background. Will believes that most problems can be solved; sometimes they just need to be looked at differently. Humility, a sense of humour, trust and the unrelenting pursuit of excellence are the values that drive Will.
A proud carrier of the MCR 1 gene, Will loves winter over summer (“us gingers can’t hack the heat”) and anything to do with the great outdoors. He has rowed around the coast of Great Britain for GB Row, setting a world record and raising over £100,000 for charity.