Michael Blakey

Managing Partner of Cocoon Capital

Since becoming a full time angel investor in 2000, through Avonmore Developments, which he co-founded with his brother, Michael has invested in over 25 companies in the UK and achieved 9 successful exits. He has also invested in 8 early stage companies in Southeast Asia including Anchanto, PlusMargin and Nugit under the name of Cub Capital since 2013. Most recently, Michael has co-founded Cocoon Capital, an early stage fund, which is looking to invest in companies throughout SE Asia. To date Cocoon has invested in 10 companies including Hapz, SensorFlow, See-Mode and Hiip. As is his want the structure of Cocoon is very different than your typical fund, as his entrepreneurial spirit always wants him to challenge the status quo.

During Michael’s career he’s been named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015’ by the UK Business Angel Association, selected as one of the ‘Maserati 100’ and voted by AngelsNews into the list of ‘Business Angels You Should Know’. These accolades were not attributed to Michael only in recognition of his successful investments, but for the relentless support he gives to the founding and management teams of the companies he invests in as well as his generous contributions over the years towards building the startup and investor ecosystem in the UK.