Simon Thorpe is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 25 years of city experience. He has worked in equity research, sales and capital markets with major institutional investors and corporates across all sectors.
He is an active angel investor in UK companies with a focus on the technology sector. His current portfolio consists of over twenty companies, to date he has achieved five exits. He is known for supporting the digital economy and female founded businesses (having backed ten female founders).
Simon was voted UKBAA’s Angel Investor of the Year 2016/2017. He was appointed a Fellow of Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS).
He is a board member of Cambridge Angels, Cambridge Capital Group (CCG), and Angel Academe (a predominately female network). He participates as a mentor for the University of Manchester, CJBS's Accelerate Cambridge programme and Angel Academe's female entrepreneur programme. He is a member of Manchester Tech Trust.
Simon provides consulting services to growth companies and is a Senior Advisor at Eleven Canterbury, an innovative international technology consultancy.
He is an active promoter of the digital economy. “The digital revolution is the new industrial revolution”.
Simon is a keen sports/outdoor enthusiast and a self-professed electric/petrol head which features regularly in his travels with his wife and four children. When not in four wheels you will find him on two as a keen cyclist; having completed several charity rides in the UK and abroad.