Sherry Coutu CBEEntrepreneur and Investor at London Stock Exchange, Founders4Schools
Sherry Coutu is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who serves on the boards of companies, charities, and universities. She founded and chairs Founders4Schools and founded The Scaleup Institute and Workfinder Ltd. Sherry also serves as a non-executive director of Workfinder, London Stock Exchange plc, Pearson, DCMS (Dept for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport), The Royal Society, (Translation and Data Science Committees), and Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd. She has invested in more than 60 companies as an angel (including Linkedin, Zoopla, Lovefilm (Amazon), New Energy Finance (Bloomberg) and 5 venture capital firms. Philanthropically, she supports the Prince's Trust, the Crick Institute and Founders4Schools.
Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She has been awarded Honorary Phd's from The University of Bristol, The University of Manchester and the Open University for her work in Education and the Economy. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to entrepreneurship in the New Year's Honours List 2013.
Panel discussion: Open innovation - Collective data to accelerate impactful innovation, 14:10View Session