Wendy Tan-White is Founder and CMO of fast growth software company Moonfruit which provides small businesses with a simple but powerful DIY website builder giving them total design control. She founded www.moonfruit.com in 1999, as CEO raising significant venture capital from Macromedia and LVMH. Moonfruit was sold to Gandi Group in 2005 where Wendy became Marketing Director but catalysed by high growth it was spun back out as a separate company, raising $2.25m from Stephens(US) in Sept 2010 to scale internationally.
A BEng in Computer Science from Imperial College, London led her to a career in IT and finance. She was part of start-up team which set up www.egg.com, the UKâ€™s first Internet bank. Wendy was also part of the team who set-up www.zopa.com in 2004, the first European peer to peer lending website.
Wendy mentors for 500startups, silicon valley based seed fund and incubator, sheâ€™s on the investment panel of Mobius Lifesciences incubator and a mentor for Astia Women Entrepreneur's Programme. She has an MA in Design for Future Textiles from Central St. Martins and is a smart textile designer for fun. She works with her husband Joe White who is CEO, Moonfruit and they live in West London with their 6 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter.
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|Jul 4, 2016||The Standard - Entrepreneur First tech backers channelling MI5 to find London’s next big things|
|Jun 13, 2016||Computer Weekly - Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognises more women in IT|
|May 4, 2016||Computer Weekly - Vote for the most influential woman in UK IT 2016|
|Mar 14, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Some of Britain's smartest people are leaving Google and Goldman to join Entrepreneur First|
|Mar 14, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Some of Britain's smartest people are leaving Google and Goldman to join Entrepreneur First|
|Mar 9, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Entrepreneur First wants to raise a £40 million fund to invest in companies emerging from its startup factory|
|Mar 8, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Entrepreneur First wants to raise a £40 million fund to invest in companies emerging from its startup factory|
|Mar 8, 2016||TechCrunch - Entrepreneur First bags the Moonfruit founders as GPs in its new $56M fund|