Simon Cook is the founder and CEO of Draper Esprit PLC. Simon has been investing in European high growth technology companies since 1995 and co-founded Draper Esprit in 2005. Over the last 25 years he has invested in a number of Europe’s most successful high growth companies including Lovefilm, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Virata, nCipher, and KVS, currently he is an active board member of Trustpilot, Graze, Crowdcube, Revolut, Ledger, Perkbox and Podpoint. Previously Simon was a partner with Cazenove Private Equity, which Draper Esprit acquired in 2006; a partner at Elderstreet Investments, which Draper Esprit acquired in 2016; and an Investment Director of 3i Technology Europe, which Draper Esprit acquired in 2009. Simon is a Computer Science graduate of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).