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Simon Calver


Mr. Simon Calver serves as Head of Investments at BGF Ventures. He was a Founding Partner at Business Growth Fund. He served as Board Member at A Suit That Fits. He serves as Chairman at UK Business Angels Association and Moo. He was the Chief Executive Officer of LOVEFiLM, the online DVD and Digital Entertainment Company, which he led for seven years from post VC, backed start-up to the ultimate sale to Amazon Inc in 2011. In 2010 he was a finalist of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and has completed a book on his experiences at LOVEFiLM. He previously worked in brands and marketing with Unilever and PepsiCo, in charge of the UK business launching Pepsi Max, Pepsi Blue and the development of the Pepsi Music activity. At PepsiCo he also moved to the US as VP Sales Operations managing worldwide franchise partners and best practice sharing. After Pepsi he was GM and VP for Dell Home and Small Business operations based in Ireland and also Chief Operating Officer and President of Riverdeep Inc., the interactive digital education company. From 2012 to 2014 Simon Calver was Chief Executive Officer of Mothercare plc leading their Transformation and Growth turnaround plan. From July this year Simon will become a Partner launching a new £200m Ventures fund with the BGF to support technology entrepreneurs across the UK. He is currently Chairman of an online printing and design company, and Chairman of Chemist the UK's largest online pharmacy.

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

Simon Calver Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
0 0000 0000 0000 01-Aug-2014 00000 (00000 Clothing Bankruptcy: Liquidation 00000 000000
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Simon Calver Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
0 0000 0000 0000 01-Jan-2018 0000000000: 000000 Completed
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Simon Calver Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Simon Calver Angel Investor 00 0 0 London, United Kingdom