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SIMON COOK

FOUNDER, DRAPER ESPRIT

Today’s special guest is one of the key Venture Capital investors in the UK, the CEO and Founder of Draper Esprit, Mr Simon Cook. Most recently, Simon has focused on disrupting the traditional VC structure by taking his company public on an IPO that raised over £100m of ‘permanent capital’ as he calls it which he intends to use to grow the UK’s influence globally.

He has been involved in some of the best known deals in the UK including LoveFilm, Graze and Trust Pilot.