Founder & CEO
David S. Rose is a serial entrepreneur, Inc. 500 CEO, and one of the world’s most active business angel investors, who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. Described by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel”, by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”, and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”, he is the New York Times best selling author of Angel Investing, the international standard textbook on startup funding.
David is the founder and CEO of Gust, the world’s largest online platform for entrepreneurs and early stage investors, used by hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in 190 countries to connect with tens of thousands of accredited investors. He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; and Founding Track Chair for Finance and Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies.
Founder & Managing Partner
Hugh Campbell is a Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound. Hugh is passionate about technology innovation and entrepreneurs with 15 years’ experience advising and investing in Europe’s current and future Unicorns. He has worked with all the leading growth equity funds in Europe and has sold businesses to Real Networks, Tesco, Disney, Accenture and Experian amongst others.
Hugh opened the Manchester office in 2012, is a Manchester Grammar School alum and graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford.
CEO & Chairwoman
Ann Budge is currently the owner, CEO and Chairwoman of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. She completed the purchase of Hearts in May 2014, having been approached by the Foundation of Hearts to assist with their plans to develop a supporter ownership model for the club. Ann is currently responsible for driving a 3-5 year plan to both stabilise and develop the club. She co-founded the IT services company Newell & Budge in 1985 before selling it in 2005. That same year Ann was named the Entrepreneurial Exchange Entrepreneur of the Year, before being recognised with a Woman of Outstanding Achievement award in 2009. She has been inducted into both the Strathclyde Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneurial Exchange Hall of Fame (in 2013).
Best known for presenting the UK’s most listened to science programme, Material World on BBC Radio 4 – Quentin has been hailed as “quite the best thing on radio” by Bill Bryson, and “the world’s most enthusiastic man” by The Times. He hosts a diverse range of events in Britain and beyond and is a regular contributor to science, technology, arts and entertainment programmes; appearing regularly on radio, TV and in print.
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