Effective Ventures Foundation (UK)

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Effective Ventures Foundation (UK)

Effective Ventures Foundation (UK) is a registered charity in England and Wales (registered charity number 1149828 and registered company number 07962181), and is also a Netherlands registered tax-deductible entity (ANBI 825776867).

Our Board

The EV UK Board is responsible for overall management and oversight of EV UK.

Lincoln Quirk

Lincoln dropped out of a Harvard Ph.D program and founded Sendwave in 2014 to lower the cost of international remittances, saving migrant workers and their families over $1B to date. In 2021 he and his co-founder sold that business and spun off a new company, Wave, to build mobile money: low-cost digital financial infrastructure in Africa. Lincoln has pledged to give 10% of his personal proceeds from his companies to charity.

Eli Rose

Eli is a Program Officer at Open Philanthropy, focusing on capacity-building for global catastrophic risks. Previously, he was Director of Engineering at Mentor Collective, a Boston educational technology company. He graduated in 2015 from Oberlin College, where he studied computer science and creative writing.

Patrick Gruban

Patrick has been Co-Director of EA Germany since 2022, and is Managing Director of a textile company he co-founded in 2012. He’s been an entrepreneur since the mid-1990s, starting his first company for online community software after finishing school. Later, he started a company that developed software for banks.


Rob Gledhill 

Before becoming EV UK’s CEO, Rob was the Head of Groups at the Centre for Effective Altruism — one of EV UK’s joint projects with EV US. There, he supported university groups, city groups, and CEA’s virtual programs. Prior to that, Rob worked at McKinsey in their London and Santiago offices. Rob was an early Giving What We Can member and volunteer, and was a participant in the vote to select the name “effective altruism.”