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Simon Cole FCCA

Simon Cole FCCA

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Simon has worked in a broad sector range that spans Media, Retail, Leisure, Hospitality and Technology, and has been operating in a variety of companies, from large Traded companies like Atari and Discovery to small privately owned businesses such as Creata (a McDonalds' Agency).

In 2016 he joined the Berlin based Techstar-Metro Accelerator program, as Co-Founder of a Hospitality Restaurant Software. He raised funding, and created and built out the product in iOS and Web.

Simon embeds himself in highly commercial roles, driving the product development side as COO/ CFO and CPO, with his small team of developers.

Having moved into the Technology and the Start-up environment 10 years ago, Simon now primarily spends his day morphing between Operations, Finance and Product creation. He maintains a strategic overview that includes Fund-raising for partner companies.

In 2020 he raised £4m for a payment gateway company and £500k for an experiential Hospitality / Tech business. Since 2015 he has been instrumental in raising over £70m for 5 businesses and managing investor relations.

Simon is passionate about presentations, publishing articles and podcasts and joining in on any live panel discussion that will have him - focussing on all things Technology, Software and Start-Up / Scale-Up businesses.

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