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Visiting Expert Session* – Simon Hook
July 31, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Simon Hook, founder of multiple software companies is coming to give 1-2-1 sessions to our entrepreneurs.
Simon has founded, grown and sold a number of software businesses and spin-off’s during his career in IT. His focus has primarily been B2B and in the enterprise software space.
Most recently he founded Rivo Software to help global clients manage risk. Rivo established itself as a market leading vendor in the Governance, Risk and Compliance marketplace in EMEA, USA and Asia Pacific building a global, blue-chip client footprint across 87 countries in 36 languages and supporting its clients locally in every region it deploys in.
In 2013 Rivo was acquired by two leading Private Equity companies – Kennet Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe.
Prior to Rivo, Simon founded Automedia as a software business providing internet services to the automotive sector. This business grew to provide services globally to car manufacturers including BMW, Honda and Subaru and over 1,000 car dealerships in the UK and internationally.
Automedia also spun out AutoWired.com, an automotive information website, which was sold to Glass Eurotax (part of Hicks Muse), and The Web Prize Company was sold to EDirectory plc.
DCS Group plc acquired Automedia in 2000.
Simon is interested in early stage tech business, with a focus on business models and sales.
* e4f members and IBL tenants only