Simon AndrewsChief Investment Officer

Simon joined Edge in October 2020 as Chief Investment Officer, assuming responsibility for investments and operations at the firm. Simon has a wealth of experience and knowledge of venture capital, having spent over 14 years supporting early stage companies across a range of industries and sectors. At Edge, Simon partners closely with portfolio companies to identify and accelerate innovation and growth.

Simon previously worked at the Business Growth Fund (BGF), where he managed the full portfolio of Ventures investments. Prior to this, he spent nearly eight years at Octopus Ventures and four years at Silicon Valley Bank, advising venture-backed companies on equity and debt fundraising solutions. Simon’s path to venture and growth companies included ten years as an equity research analyst at BNP Paribas, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, researching and tracking the development of software and services technology companies across Europe.

Throughout his career, Simon has been involved in driving the growth of technology and creative industry start-ups. He has invested in or been on the board of BehavioSec, The Plum Guide, Semafone, Streetbees, Swoon Editions, Token Inc., Triptease and Trouva.