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Simon has been a full-time and hands-on business angel investor into early-stage businesses since 2000, having previously trained as a biochemist and management accountant before getting into property development. Simon works with his brother Michael under the Avonmore Developments umbrella (www.avonmoredevelopments.com) where he’s in charge of Avonmore’s operations, deal negotiations and ongoing support of the UK early-stage investments. He’s invested in 28 companies over 69 funding rounds and achieved 8 profitable exits to date, including Bybox - taken from seed funding to a >£100M exit with no further equity financing. Simon sits of the Investment Committee of the UK’s Angel CoFund, is a Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and is on the Board of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
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Avonmore Developments - Award-winning equity investors, specialising in seed and early stage capital financing.
Cocoon Capital - is a seed-stage venture firm focusing on early-stage, digital companies across Southeast Asia and India.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts - is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art.
ByBox - Innovative software providing visibility across the entire supply chain.