In the latest episode of Angel Insights, host Harry Stebbings interviews Simon Thorpe.
Simon is an active angel investor in UK companies with a focus on the technology sector. His current portfolio consists of 20 companies and to date he has achieved four exits, including that of SwiftKey to Microsoft.
‘Exits … are very much like London buses,’ Simon says. ‘Nothing happens for a period of time, and then they all come at once.’
Simon is also a member of Cambridge Capital Group (CCG) and Angel Academe (a predominately female network), where he serves on the advisory board. He participates as a mentor for the University of Manchester, Cambridge Judge Business School’s Accelerate Cambridge programme and Angel Academe’s female entrepreneur programme.