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The Sunday Times 11 November 2018

NEWS POSTED - November 2018

Q&A with angel investor Mark Mason

Every week we talk to a business angel, one of the early-stage investors who collectively inject £1.5bn a year into British start-up companies

Mark Mason is one of six founding members of the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC), set up two years ago to support start-ups in the West Country city.

BPEC, which has 75 high-net-worth members, has raised £3.5m. It has backed artificial intelligence developer Rovco, disability support business AutonoMe and women’s fitness brand This Mum Runs.

Mason, 53, has owned or backed three businesses before exiting: Mason Zimbler, a digital marketing agency; app maker Mubaloo; and R&D tax adviser Forrest Brown. He was one of the first investors in Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant chain.

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