As an alumnus and philanthropist, Jonathan Feuer has been an ardent supporter of Warwick’s progress since his graduation in 1983 with a BSc Degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, and Economics (MORSE). Since then, he has generously contributed to Warwick’s scholarship programme and funded vital medical research into Diabetes Insipidus at Warwick Medical School.
Following a successful career in private equity as a Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partners, Jonathan is now Co-Founder and Chairman of Eigen Technologies, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Patrizia AG, and an Adviser to Edge Investments.
Jonathan is passionate about the opportunities artificial intelligence offers. With the Feuer International Scholarship in AI, Jonathan is keen to establish a prestigious cohort of multidisciplinary researchers with the ability to apply academic excellence and rigour to real world challenges.
My experience at Warwick offered a fantastic academic basis for my career since then. Now that I can give something back, I am delighted to fund this programme which I believe will help establish Warwick as a leading university in the field of Artificial Intelligence not just in the UK but also globally.
By investing in the Feuer AI Scholarships at Warwick, Jonathan is offering a unique chance to the best and brightest students from varying disciplines to make a difference in the field of AI.
Warwick's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Stuart Croft, says:
We’re very excited about the potential of this newly extended scholarship programme and are grateful to Jonathan for his visionary philanthropy. His commitment to bringing excellent doctoral students to Warwick in the interdisciplinary area of Artificial Intelligence is outstanding.”
Jonathan Feuer retired in 2018 as a Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partners, a leading international private equity firm. During his 30-year tenure, he founded and ran CVC’s global Financial Institutions Group, co-ran CVC’s Strategic Opportunities Fund and served on the boards of many private and public companies. Following his stepping down as Managing Partner, he was Senior Advisor to CVC for a further two years.
Jonathan moved to become Co-Founder and Chairman of Eigen Technologies, an AI company in natural language processing. Established in 2015, the company is backed by institutions including Goldman Sachs, Temasek, Lakestar, Dawn Capital and ING.
He is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Patrizia AG, a leading independent real estate manager that is listed on the German stock exchange. He is also Advisor to Edge Investments, which targets investments in small and growing companies in the UK's creative industries.
Jonathan has also invested in many smaller and high growth companies and runs, along with his wife, his family’s charitable foundation.
Jonathan is a qualified chartered accountant and an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.