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Don't invest unless you're prepared to lose all the money you invest. Investments through Green Angel Ventures are high-risk, and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more

Don't invest unless you're prepared to lose all the money you invest. Investments through Green Angel Ventures are high-risk, and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more

Simon Acland

Founder & Chairman

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Simon Acland has spent 40 years investing in young technology businesses. Much of his venture capital career he spent at Quester, which he helped to build into one of the UK’s most active early stage technology investors. Seven of the companies that he has backed achieved public listings on the London Stock Exchange, AIM, Nasdaq or Easdaq, including two companies which became members of the FTSE 250 with market capitalisations over £1 billion; many others have been successfully sold.

Since Quester’s sale in 2007, Simon has been an active business angel investor. He has been a Director of many private and public companies, Venture Capital Trusts and third sector organisations including acting as Vice-Chair of Plantlife, the UK’s main wild plant conservation charity.  He currently sits on the boards of innovation company the Satellite Applications Catapult and Green Angel Ventures portfolio company Powervault. He has been a member of the investment committee of the Angel CoFund since its foundation by the British Business Bank.

His book “Angels, Dragons and Vultures – how to tame your investors…and not lose your company” is regarded as one of the most helpful guides for entrepreneurs to the world of venture capital.