Entrepreneur, Non-Exec Director, Investor and Advisor to Companies, Universities and Charities
Sherry Coutu is an Entrepreneur, Non-Exec Director, Investor and Advisor to Companies, Universities and Charities. She possesses a deep understanding of the dynamics of both b2b and b2c businesses as well as decades of experience in driving companies via leveraging technology. She serves on the Boards of the London Stock Exchange Group, Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press, Raspberry Pi, Artfinder and Duofertility.
As an angel investor, she loves working as a product strategist with great entrepreneurs to solve problems that matter and specialises in consumer internet, information services and education. She has made angel investments in more than 50 companies and holds investments in 3 venture capital firms.
She was voted by TechCrunch as the best CEO mentor / advisor in Europe in Nov 2010. in 2011, 2012, and 2013 she was voted by Wired magazine as one the top 25 'most influential people in the wired world', and one of the top ten most influential investors and women. She was awarded a CBE in 2013 from HM the Queen for " Services to Entrepreneurship".
Philanthropically, she chairs Silicon Valley comes to the UK, Founders4Schools and serves on the Cancer Research UK Crick Institute and on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council.
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.