Simon Devonshire

Co-founder, Wayra and Entrepreneur in Residence - Scale-up, UK government

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Simon Devonshire is Entrepreneur in Residence – Scale-up for the UK government and co-founder of Wayra Europe, the business accelerator that belongs to Telefonica. To date, Wayra has invested in 234 fast-growth digital businesses and its portfolio is valued at more than €300m.

In-parallel to his corporate career, Simon is also a serial entrepreneur. He has co-founded and helped scale-up a remarkable portfolio of businesses, three of which are in multi-million revenues. His personal investments include Zopa.com, Local Data Company and TalentCupboard.com.

Simon also created One Water, a charity water organisation that has donated £10m to clean drinking water projects in Africa. Simon is passionate to see entrepreneurs and their businesses realise their fullest potential. 

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