Simon Thorpe is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a 25 year city career and 15 years of Angel Investing 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 at Inngot; providing online tools for businesses & entrepreneurs to identify, value and raise finance against the value of IP, a Non-Executive Director at UB.io; a robotic processing automation (RPA) software company. He is a Non-Executive Director to the University of Manchester Innovation Factory; the technology transfer office commercialising the University's innovations and IP. Simon is also a Non-Executive at Albion VC's Kings Arms Yard VCT, he chairs the Investment Committee of Hambro Perks Venture debt fund and he is a Director at Rockspring Nominees.
He is an active angel investor in UK companies with a focus on the technology and technology enabled heathcare. His current portfolio consists of thirty-three companies and to date he has achieved ten successful exits. He is known for supporting the #digitaleconomy and #womeninbiz (with a third of his portfolio consisting of female founded/run businesses).
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.