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Co-Founder & Managing Partner @
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125 Investments in 64 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
London
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Simon set up online bookstore Bookpages in 1996 and sold it to Amazon in 1998. As VP Europe for Amazon, he managed huge growth from start-up through to multimillion turnover and hundreds of staff.

As an Angel investor, he has invested in Shazam, been chairman of VideoIsland (now merged with and renamed LoveFilm, and purchased in Feb 2011 by Amazon.com), Zoopla! and Shutl (currently chairman).

Simon founded and funded FriendsAbroad.com, a social network for developing language skills and contacts abroad which was successfully sold to Lesson Nine GmbH, operators of language learning site Babbel.com.

Simon is currently CEO of StormForward, an e-commerce conversion consultancy which helpsonline retailers to increase their online sales and profits.

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jan 1, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)
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SVP Europe
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Board & Advisor Roles (8)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2016£2M / Seed (Lead)
Jun, 2016£1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$7M / Series A
Jan, 2016£12.5M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2015£625k / Seed (Lead)
Oct, 2015£2.62M / Equity Crowdfunding
Feb, 2015$2M / Seed (Lead)
Feb, 2015$12M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2015£1.5M / Seed (Lead)
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Dec, 2014£4.6M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2014$3.2M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2014£840k / Seed (Lead)
May, 2014£600k / Seed (Lead)
Mar, 2014$2.25M / Seed (Lead)
Feb, 2014£1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013£1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$3M / Seed
Apr, 2013undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2012£1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2012undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Nov, 2011undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2011undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$4M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2011undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2011undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2011£350k / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2011undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2011undisclosed amount / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Dec, 2010£3.25M / Series B (Lead)

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