Simon focuses on investments in software, healthcare IT and data services.
He is currently on the Board of Directors of Neverfail and Qumas and is a board observer at GoodData.
Prior to joining Fidelity in 1999, Simon was Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, International of TheStreet.com, (NASDAQ: TSCM) a leading financial news website. In this role he managed two rounds of venture fundraising, a strategic investment and the IPO process and was responsible for the company’s IT infrastructure and its international operations.
He spent over seven years at Reuters in various finance, IT and general management positions and, in 1995, established and ran Reuters.com, the company’s first website.
He also built Alert.Net, an online information service for journalists and aid workers in conflict zones. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse.
Simon is the Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the industry body for the UK private equity and venture capital industry.
Simon holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Wadham College, Oxford.