Simon Montford

Founder in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Simon Montford

Founder in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Born in London, I was set to become a product designer having attended Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, but decided to become a tech entrepreneur instead.

Some of my early startup ventures included Corsellis-Montford Interactive (a digital media consultancy) acquired by New Media Industries Group plc, and iCollector plc (online auction platform), acquired by Able Auctions Inc.

After successfully exiting, I completed a part-time MBA while helping to establish the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship (F1 is one of my passions). Although great fun, after a few years, I realised that the motor racing industry wasn't for me, so quit.

The following month I drove across the Sahara in a Land Rover with a small team of two intrepid entrepreneurs and a couple of experienced desert explorers. The team included the land speed legend, Richard Noble OBE, and the co-founder of a dynamic health food company, Crispin Clay.

After returning from the desert, I moved up to Scotland to become an entrepreneur in residence at Edinburgh University where I was embedded within the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute.

During my tenure I met, and remain good friends with, many extremely bright and entrepreneurial Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence grads including Tom Griffiths (FanDuel co-founder), and my colleague, Dr Tim Willis.

While at Edinburgh Uni, I founded a social commerce company, built a development team in Scotland, set up a US subsidiary, and opened an office in San Francisco.

After several years travelling between Scotland and California, followed by a brief stint as a consultant in London, I'm back in Edinburgh working within the Internet of Things (IoT) sector.

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    • MBA