Simon Franks

Co-founder, LOVEFiLM and chairman, Redbus and Franks Family Foundation

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Simon Franks has founded a number of successful businesses including the first company in Europe to stream feature films and the fastest growing company in the UK (2002/3) for which he won The Sunday Times Fast Track award.

Simon is a co-founder of LOVEFiLM and founder of Redbus, which backs early stage companies in the UK and the US.

The portfolio includes companies such as  Perkbox,, Cleo, Perlego, Peerspace, Thriva and Ouster. Simon serves as an advisor to a number of the companies in the portfolio.

In 2006 he switched his focus to philanthropy, establishing the The FFF is the largest partner of the Cambodian government for running Academy schools and was the first foreign organisation to be invited to run academy schools in Laos.

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