UKBAA Angel Investor of the Year 2016-2017
Simon Thorpe is a qualified chartered accountant with 25 years of city experience. He has worked in equity research, sales and capital markets with major institutional investors and corporates across all sectors.
He is an angel investor, entrepreneur, coach, mentor and acts as a Non-Executive Director and growth consultant for technology companies. He runs his own business, Delta2020, is a senior advisor to Eleven Canterbury, and is a member of Cambridge Angels, Cambridge Capital Group (CCG) and Angel Academe. He is also a NED at Exacttrak, Transversal, Viewranger, CCG Observer at Eagle Genomics and the board observer for Niume.
Simon has been an active angel investor in the UK technology sector, building up a portfolio of over 20 companies, he has backed ten female founders and to date has achieved five exits including Cambridge CMOS Sensors, CentraStage, Swiftkey and Vocal IQ.
In July 2016 he was awarded UKBAA Angel Investor of the Year 2016/17. Simon was recently appointed an Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). He is a mentor for CJBS’s Accelerate programme, Angel Academe’s female entrepreneur programme and the University of Manchester.
Simon is an active promoter of the digital economy. “The digital revolution is the new industrial revolution”.
Outdoor enthusiast, when not in four wheels you will find him on two as a keen cyclist.