European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
Peter Cowley, a Cambridge university technology graduate, founded and ran over a dozen businesses in technology and property over the last 35+ years. He has built up a portfolio of 67 angel investments with 5 good exits and nine failures. He is the President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), chair of the Cambridge Business Angels and was UK Angel of the Year 2014/15. He has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and is on the board of nine startups. In 2011, he founded and has since run Martlet: a Corporate Angel, investing (currently £7M) from the balance sheet of Marshall, a £2.5bn revenue Cambridge engineering company. He is a fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Judge Management School in Cambridge. He is a non-executive director of the UK Business Angel Association and on the investment committee of the UK Angel Co-fund. He has also had 16 years’ experience as chair, treasurer and trustee of the boards of seven charities. With his son, Alan, Peter is sharing his and others’ experience and anecdotes in order to educate angels and entrepreneurs by publishing The Invested Investor.