Serial tech investor; Founder and Chair, Scale-Up Institute
Sherry Coutu is a former CEO and angel investor who serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities. She chairs Founders4Schools and is a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press and a Non-Executive Director of Zoopla and the London Stock Exchange Group. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Linkedin.com.
As an angel investor, she works with entrepreneurs to solve problems that matter and specialises in consumer internet, information services and education. She has made angel investments in more than 50 companies and holds investments in four venture capital firms. She was voted by TechCrunch as the best CEO mentor/advisor in Europe in November 2010. In May 2011, she was voted by Wired magazine as one the top 25 most influential people in the wired world, and one of the top ten most influential investors and women.
Philanthropically, she supports the Prince’s Trust, the Crick Institute and serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council. Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She was appointed CBE for services to entrepreneurship in the New Year’s Honours List 2013.