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 a Non-Executive Director to Augmentra (Viewranger); a Cambridge based digital mapping software company, Eagle Genomics; an enterprise software solutions company, Inngot; that provide online tools for businesses & entrepreneurs to identify, value and promote their IP. He has recently been appointed as a Director to UB.io; that enable direct transactions for price comparison and metasearch and Board Observer to techspert.io that aims to facilitate access to world-leading technical, scientific and commercial expertise.
He is an active angel investor in UK companies with a focus on the technology sector. His current portfolio consists of close to thirty companies, to date he has achieved six 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 and is a Fellow of Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS).
He is a board member of Cambridge Angels, Cambridge Capital Group (CCG) and a member of Angel Academe (a predominately female network). Simon participates as a mentor for the University of Manchester, CJBS's Accelerate Cambridge programme and Angel Academe's female entrepreneur programme. He is also part of the 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.