Michael Blakey is a veteran angel investor. In 2015 he was awarded ‘UK Angel
Investor of the Year’, by the UK Business Angel Association. In 2016 he was selected
as one of the ‘Maserati 100’, a definitive list of Britain’s most successful
philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and ascending entrepreneurs, who
are today supporting the next generation of up and coming business talent.
In 2000, he set up Avonmore Developments with his brother, Simon, to invest in
early stage businesses in the UK. To date, he has invested in over 30 companies and
achieved a number of successful exits. A couple of recent exits were Bybox to LDC
and Buzzmove to White Mountain Insurance Group. His current UK investments
include Virtual IT, Audiense, Trouva and Chattermill.
In 2013, Michael founded Cub Capital Pte Ltd to invest in early stage companies in SE
Asia and to date he’s invested in 8 companies, including Anchanto, MyDoc and Nugit.
In 2016, Michael partnered with Will Klippgen, to set-up Cocoon Capital, an
investment company that has pulled together a group of global investors to seek out
and invest in pre/ early stage revenue companies in SE Asia.
Michael is also a regular speaker who’s given talks globally in regards to building
successful businesses, angel investing and fundraising. He is also a mentor for a
number start-ups and accelerators including Tech Stars, MURU-D and
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