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Peter Read

Peter is an angel investor and/or advisor: 4Info, AdjustYourSet, Amazine, Asap54, Bandpage, Believe.in, BookingBug, BusinessOfFashion, CarThrottle, Citymapper, Diagonal View, Dropbox, Eyeclick, EyeEm, Fandango, Freeformers, GetYourGuide, GoEuro, Hootsuite, Hopster, HowDo, InGrooves, Interact.io, JustGiving, LivePlanet, Loopcam, Memrise, MindCandy, Mippin, Mixlr, Monoqi, MoviePilot, Mr&Mrs Smith, Mubi, MyHeritage, Narrative, Pleo, Qapital, Quill, RadiumOne, Readwave, ReturnPath, Roli, Sailthru, Sleepio, SofarSounds, Songkick, Sportsnewmedia, Taggstar, TapeTV, TastemakerX, Tictrac, Twitmusic, UpMySport, Vyclone, Weeworld, WoolAndTheGang, Wummelkiste, YossarianLives, YPlan, etc; and alongside top tier investors: Accel, Balderton, Benchmark, Greylock, Index, Northzone, Octopus, Passion, Sequoia, SVAngel, UnionSquare, etc

Peter was previously an advisor with Neven Vision (acquired by Google), Saynow (Google), Readmill (Dropbox), Fizzback (Nice Systems), Techlightenment (Experian), uberVu (Hootsuite), Gidsy (GetYourGuide), ChicChickClub (JustFab), Shopwiki (Oversee), Launch Music (Yahoo), LoveFilm (Amazon), Skype (eBay), Mobix (Seachange), Kindo (MyHeritage), MusicNation (UMG), Preview Networks (Rightster), Playahead (Modern Times Group), HSX (Cantor Fitzgerald), H2G2 (BBC), iFilm (MTV), Metacafe (The Collective), and Meevee (eUniverse)

Peter is MD of Entertainment Insights and was previously President of Nielsen Entertainment in LA

Peter is Special Partner at Vitruvian; Director of GP Bullhound; Governor at Beaconsfield High School; digital advisor to Oxfam, Sport England, and The Roundhouse; and an active supporter of Entrepreneur First, Founders Forum, Seedcamp, Founders4Schools, AppsForGood, Speakers4Schools, Tech City, Oxford Mindfulness, Cambridge Wellbeing, Mindfulness In Schools, Mind & Life, CSAP, NFTS and BAFTA. He was an Associate Producer on Rabbit Fever and an (uncredited) actor in Flyin’ Ryan which both received some of the worst reviews in movie history

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Wummelbox 4/2013Venture Round$1M5
Twitmusic 1/2013Seed6
Believe.in 12/2012Seed6
HowDo 10/2012Seed3
Narrative 7/2012Seed$675k3
YPlan 7/2012Seed$1.7M9
Loopcam 5/2012Seed8
Tripbirds 3/2012Seed$740k7
Gidsy 1/2012Seed$1.2M4

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  1. Wummelkiste Raises $1M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  4. HowDo Raises Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  6. techcrunch.com (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. TechCrunch on our funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Tripbirds Picks Up $740k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Gidsy Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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