Peter Cowley

Peter Cowley - WBAF - World Excellence Awards 2018
World Business Angels Investment Forum, Board Member
The Best Angel Investor of UK in 2015 and 2016, UK


Peter Cowley is a Cambridge University Engineering/ Computing graduate who has founded and run over ten technology and construction businesses for 35+ years. Since then, has invested in over 55 start-ups, mainly in Cambridge and London, having been named UK Angel of the Year for 2015 and 2016. He is a non-executive director of five of those startups and a board observer of four others. Mr Cowley is chair of the Cambridge Business Angels, is a Fellow in Entrepreneurship of the Cambridge Judge Business School and has mentored countless entrepreneurs. He set up, and now runs, the Martlet early stage corporate Angel Investment fund of Marshall of Cambridge, which has invested £5M in 40+ startups, and is a member of the investment committee of the £100M UK Government Angel CoFund. For over 15 years, Mr Cowley has also been involved in charity and social enterprise governance as chair and treasurer of various trustee boards.

“Peter Cowley has personally invested in over 55 startups
– earning him recognition as the ‘UK Angel of the Year
for 2015 and 2016’ by the UKBAA; and ‘Best Angel of
the World in 2017’ by WBAF.”