Dr. Simon Murdoch is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Episode 1 Ventures. Dr. Murdoch was the Founder of FriendsAbroad. He served as Board Member of Context Scout. He serves as Board Member at Swift Shift, Triptease, Global App Testing, SimplyCook, Passfort SwiftSwift, Paramount Zone, Profitero and Autopaid. He is an Advisor of The Baobab Network. He sold his first company, BookPages, to Amazon in 1998. He became a full-time angel investor. His angel portfolio includes investments in Shazam, Zoopla, LoveFilm (sold to Amazon 2011), Natural Motion, Covestor and Shutl. In addition, from 2010 to 2012, he worked at Octopus Ventures in portfolio development. He is the Chairman of SubHub. He was a board member of ParamountZone. He has a BA in Physics from Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Expert Systems.