The Team

Sarah Turner
Co-founder & CEO

Simon Hopkins
Co-founder & COO

MJ Bertrand
Network Manager

Gaynor Dykes
Network Manager - North


Advisory Board

Francesca Tondi
Angel Investor, Mentor

Anjali Ramachandran
Co-founder of Ada's List, Mentor

James Fulforth
Partner at Kingsley Napley, Legal Advisor

Ramona Liberoff
Angel Investor, Mentor, CEO Spring Accelerator

Melanie Marchant
Startup Advisor, Mentor, Technologist

Bob Schukai
Global Head of Mobile Technology at Thomson Reuters, Tech Advisor

Simon Thorpe
Angel Investor, Mentor, MD Delta 2020

Jude Ower
CEO at Playmob, Entrepreneur in Residence

Meganne Houghton-Berry
NED, Angel Investor, Mentor

Bridget Connell
Angel Investor, Mentor, Exec Coach

Mark Pattenden
Private Client Tax Director at haysmacintyre

Lauren Hine
Entrepreneur in Residence



Sponsors & Partners

haysmacintyre is a leading mid-tier firm of Chartered Accountants and tax advisers based in central London advising entrepreneurs and fast-growth businesses as well as AIM and listed companies across the UK and internationally. We focus on key sectors, such as creative media and technology, hospitality, financial services and property, so our clients benefit from advisers familiar with their industry and common issues. haysmacintyre provides a wide range of services including: business outsourcing, company secretarial, corporate finance, EIS and SEIS, external audit, employment tax, R&D and Patent Box relief, share option schemes, tax compliance and VAT.  haysmacintyre were named Mid-Tier Firm of the Year 2014 at The British Accountancy Awards.


Kingsley Napley is an internationally recognised law firm based in central London. Our wide range of expertise provides support for clients in all areas of their business and private life. Jane Keir (senior partner) and Linda Woolley (managing partner) are the only women in the most senior posts of a top 100 UK law firm and with 40% of our partnership also being women, Kingsley Napley is proud to support the objectives of Angel Academe through mentoring and sponsorship


Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media MARKETS , powered by the world’s most trusted news organisation. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries.