Alumni investors

The Pitch gives Britain’s brightest startups the chance to share their story with an expert panel of well-known investors and entrepreneurs.

Get to know our alumni investor & entrepreneur judges

We’re honoured to have worked with many successful entrepreneurs and investors to help us judge the finalists and choose The Pitch winner. A massive thanks to all our past judges, who have provided invaluable advice and support to our finalists over the years.

Alumni investors

Sherry Coutu CBE

Sherry Coutu has 30 years of experience in digital, information services, and education. As an entrepreneur, Sherry founded Interactive Investor International plc, Founders4Schools, Digital Boost and the Scale-Up Institute. She is also an active angel investor and an LP in several venture capital firms.

Jamie Crummie

Jamie Crummie is the co-founder of Too Good to Go, a platform fighting food waste by connecting customers to restaurants and stores that have surplus unsold food.

Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose is the founder and CEO of SeedLegals, a platform that enables founders and investors to create, negotiate and sign all the legal agreements they need to do a funding round.

Simon Squibb

Simon Squibb is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has invested in over 60 startups, mentored hundreds of budding founders and has started 17 companies.

Tom March

Tom March is the founder of Redrice Ventures, who support founders creating premium consumer brands, platforms, and related B2B tech solutions.

Ezechi Britton

Ezechi Britton MBE is a serial tech entrepreneur and CEO of Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology (CFIT), who work with industry, academia, policymakers and researchers to identify the skills and talent challenges facing the financial services sector.

John Stapleton

After founding his first business while studying at university, John Stapleton now has over 30 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) businesses.

Samantha Smith

In 2007, Sam founded finnCap. Under her leadership, as the youngest and only female chief executive of a City broker, finnCap is now one of the leading and fastest-growing independent brokers in the City.

Darren Westlake

Darren co-founded the popular funding site Crowdcube. Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube believes in “Funding the Wonderful”, supporting entrepreneurs who dream big, push at the edges and want to challenge the status quo.

Ed Reeves

Ed Reeves co-founded Moneypenny, the UK’s leading telephone answering and reception service. The service was created to help companies with their customer service efforts.

Alexander Amosu

Amosu has been ranked 98th in the Telegraph’s UK’s most powerful British Business people awards and has been featured in the Sunday Times’ Top 40 under 40 in the UK.

Anne Boden

Anne Elizabeth Boden MBE is a Welsh tech entrepreneur. She is the founder and former CEO of Starling Bank.


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