Meet Surrey Investors Club

Here are some of the members of Surrey Investors Club

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Tony Carter

Tony Carter is an experienced programme manager with more than 20 years in IT, including 12 years in “Big 5” business consulting.  He was an Executive Consultant in the Major Programme Management team of CGEY / Ernst & Young and a Senior Programme Manager at Barclays. He is now an Independent Consultant / Interim Manager specialising in management of major business change programmes and projects.  He is currently a non executive director of three early stage companies and President of the Surrey Investors Network.

Simon Hulme of Surrey Investors Club

Simon Hulme

Simon Hulme is a Teaching Fellow at UCL, lecturing in Entrepreneurial Finance and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Kingston University. He is also a mentor on the highly acclaimed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. Simon Hulme is a serial entrepreneur having built up and sold two significant businesses – Frame Express and Card Connection- in the past 25 years.

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Tim de Vere Green

Tim de Vere Green is a co-founder of Qi3 Accelerator and CEO of Origin Capital, a leading seed and early-stage investor in UK technology companies. He has been involved in over 30 early-stage investment transactions and has lead all elements of the transaction process, from deal sourcing through to final legal negotiations.

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Damian Cavanagh

Damian Cavanagh is a successful serial entrepreneur, who has created and developed a number of profitable business ventures. He is a Property Developer and has built a number of high quality family homes and apartments in Berkshire & Hampshire.

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David Ryan

David Ryan spent 15 years of innovating, inventing and growing with Silicon Valley pioneer Raychem Corp. David is currently CEO and Chairman of both LSE listed public and Private Equity owned businesses.

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Jim Monks

Jim Monks was an EBAN European Business Angel of the Year Finalist 2010. He is a Non-Exec Director and Angel Investor in Tech Start-Ups and an Entrepreneur. Previously he spent almost 24 years stint at TSI/Mercator, from MBO and International sales startup, thru NASDAQ IPO, to final sale of company in December 2003.

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Peter Cowley

Peter Cowley is a Cambridge based technology entrepreneur, personal and corporate angel investor, charity chair/trustee, mentor and non-executive director. In 2014, he was the UK Business Angels Association’s Investor Of The Year. Click here to visit his website.

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Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones is Investor Network Manager of The FSE Group. He is an angel investor and Non-Executive Director who previously Chief Executive of private equity firm Gresham and co-founder of Advantage Capital Limited.

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Julian Ranger

Julian Ranger has been an angel investor since 2007. He was founder and Managing Director of STASYS Limited which he sold to Lockheed Martin in 2005. Julian originated the iSMART process which is in use by military forces around the world to this day. He is the Chairman and founder of digi.me (formerly SocialSafe). Click here to visit his website.

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Michael Blakey

Michael Blakey has been a successful, active, early-stage investor in the UK since 2000 and having invested in some 21 business and realised 3 profitable exits to date. He is a Director of Avonmore Developments Ltd and Cub Capital PTE Ltd.

David Garofalo

David Garofalo

David Garofalo is an Investor with expertise in identifying profitable investments and in the strategic planning, creation, funding, flotation and rapid development of UK and international multi-site service businesses. His specialties include:Business start-ups, investment, acquisitions, buy-outs, SMEs, Private Equity, Portfolio management, fast growth companies

Richard Bednarek

Richard Bednarek

Richard Bednarek is an investor in early stage UK businesses and a member of several clubs and networks of business angels. Has led or participated in syndicates investing in companies across a variety of sectors and serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several investee companies.

Previously over 20 years management consulting experience at top executive and board level with major companies in many countries.