Simon Cook is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Draper Esprit and he will be talking about how Venture Capital really works.
He has raised £1bn in the last 15 years and invested in many European start ups from Revolut to Lovefilm to CSR (invented Bluetooth). Their global Draper Network partners were the first VC investors in companies such as Tesla, Baidu, SpaceX and Skype.
Find out more about Simon on LinkedIn.
Industry Insights is the ICMA Centre’s annual programme of talks and debates, giving students the opportunity to hear industry thought leaders discuss the forces and trends that are shaping the world of finance.
We welcome speakers form a range of backgrounds and across financial services disciplines – what they all have in common is a unique perspective on the industry that goes beyond conventional thinking.
After each talk we open the bar in the ICMA Centre and there is an opportunity for networking. Organised in conjunction with the University of Reading Finance Society, the talks are free of charge and open to all students and academics at Henley Business School and the University.