June Angelides MBE

June Angelides MBE

Investor, Samos Investments
Born in London and raised in Lagos, June joined Samos Investments in 2018, investing in high growth European businesses.  She is a generalist investor and has led Samos’ investments into Jude, Ruka Hair and Mantle. She has a small but growing portfolio of angel investments into female founded businesses including Bloom Money, Odin, By Rotation,Sojo and Amela. She also runs a Micro fund on Odin, Levare Ventures, to invest into early stage African startups.  Prior to being an investor, she started the first child-friendly coding school in the UK, Mums in Tech, which taught over 250 women to code in 3 years. She also held roles on the Venture Debt Team and Early Stage Banking Team at Silicon Valley Bank. An active part of the tech and startup ecosystem, she sits on the boards of Jude, Flair, Ruka and Everpress, a mentor at Oxford University and runs mentoring circles for founders and aspiring VCs. She is passionate about flexible working and getting more women and girls into tech. She is a Columnist at The Financial Times. She has been named by the Financial Times as the 6th Most Influential Tech Leader and by Computer Weekly as one of the most Influential Women in Tech. June received an Honorary Fellowship at the Institute of Engineering and Technology and was awarded an MBE for services to women in technology. She is a member of the UK Government Taskforce on Women-Led High-Growth Enterprises’ which aims to support women entrepreneurs, tackle investing barriers and increase the number of women-led fast-growing businesses.