Simon has more than 17 years experience in high-growth IT startup businesses. Focusing on consumer-centric software and Internet-enabled technology Simon founded, and was founder and CEO of PC Tools, growing it to over $100 million dollars in revenue, with more than 250 staff in seven countries. PC Tools was acquired by Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) in October 2008, whereafter Simon became Vice President of the PC Tools division, before leaving in 2009 and subsequently founding Startive Ventures, a specialized technology start-up investment fund with investments in companies such as Freelancer Limited (www.freelancer.com) (ASX:FLN) and Digital Trends (www.digitaltrends.com).
Specialties: Founding, advising and investing in high-growth start-up businesses. Focusing on consumer-centric Internet businesses with global reach and massive market potential.
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