Ronald Cohen Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 15
  • Portfolio
  • 10
  • Exits
  • 2

Ronald Cohen General Information


Mr. Ronald Cohen serves as Co-Founder at Social Finance UK. Mr. Cohen is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman of the Fund's Advisory Board at Bridges Fund Management. Sir Ronald Cohen is Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust. He is a co-founder director of Social Finance UK (2007-11), Social Finance USA, and Social Finance Israel. For nearly two decades, Sir Ronald's pioneering leadership in driving impact investment has catalyzed a number of global initiatives into being, each focused on driving private capital to serve social and environmental good. These efforts are leading the global impact investment movement, toward an Impact Revolution. He chaired the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK's presidency of the G8 (2013-2015), the Social Investment Task Force (2000-2010) and the Commission on Unclaimed Assets (2005-2007). In 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation's Innovation Award for innovation in social finance. He co-founded and was Executive Chairman of Apax Partners Worldwide (1972-2005). He was a founder director and Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association and a founder director of the European Venture Capital Association. He is a graduate of Oxford University, where he was President of the Oxford Union. He is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School to which he was awarded a Henry Fellowship. He is a member of the Board of Dean's Advisors at Harvard Business School and a Vice-Chairman of Ben Gurion University; a former director of the Harvard Management Company and the University of Oxford Investment Committee; a former member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers (2007-2013), former Trustee of the British Museum (2005-2012) and former trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (2005-2011). In 2007, Sir Ronald published: 'The Second Bounce of the Ball - Turning Risk into Opportunity'. He serves as a Trustee at the R and S Cohen Foundation. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Apax Foundation.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • London
  • England, United Kingdom

Ronald Cohen Investments (15)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Airly (Environmental Services) 19-Mar-2021 Later Stage VC 00.00 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 00000
00000 (00000000000 02-Oct-2020 0000 00000 000 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 00000
0000000 12-Dec-2018 00000 00000 0000 Road Generating Revenue 000000 00000
000000 000000 03-Oct-2018 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
00000 000 05-Sep-2018 00000 00000 0000 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue
00000 (0000000000 07-Aug-2018 00000 00000 000 Monitoring Equipment Generating Revenue
000000 01-May-2018 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
00000 (0000000 000 30-Jan-2018 00000 00000 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue
Optibus 07-Nov-2017 Early Stage VC 0000 Road Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Voyager Labs 01-Nov-2016 Early Stage VC 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
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Ronald Cohen Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Twiggle 19-Apr-2020 Out of Business
00000000 01-Feb-2017 000 00 00000000
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Ronald Cohen Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Ronald Cohen Angel Investor 00 0 London, United Kingdom
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