Simon Devonshire – Keynote Speaker

Entrepreneur, Investor, Non-Executive Director, Chair

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Specialist Subjects

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Innovation
  • Technology Trends

Language

  • English

Biography

Simon Devonshire has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur. He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years, reporting to Dept BEIS. Simon co-founded One Water which has donated more than £20m to providing clean water in Africa. He also helped scale-up Zopa.com at seed-stage.

Simon’s current portfolio includes:

Being an active investor in Howz.com, LocalDataCompany.com, Zopa.com, Yoti.com, Wrisk.co. TrueInvivo.co.uk, SwoopFunding.com, CelsiusHealth.com, Native.fm, and GetCoconut.com. EiR for the National Physical Laboratory, Rolls Royce, and Institute of Cancer Research.

Simon Devonshire is Chair of Ploughshare Innovations. He is Non-Executive Director of the Student Loans Company, and Mercia Technologies VCT and is an Advisory Partner at Alantra Capital Finance.

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