Simon has been investing in young technology companies as a professional venture capitalist and business angel for over thirty years. In that time has acted as Chair or Non-Executive Director of over forty high growth businesses, many of which have floated on stock exchanges or been sold successfully.
He led the investment in NatureMetrics’ seed round in 2016 and in 2017 he co-founded Green Angel Syndicate, one of NatureMetrics’ investors and the only angel group in the UK focussed on companies which combat climate change and protect the environment. Simon is on the Advisory Panel of the Triple Point EIS Fund, another of NatureMetrics’ investors, sits on the Board of Triple Point Income VCT and of the Satellite Applications Catapult, and is on the Investment Committee of the Angel CoFund. He recently stepped down as Vice-Chair of wild plant conservation charity Plantlife.