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Simon Montford

Advisor Edinburgh, United Kingdom, GB

Internet of Things #IoT #SmartHome #Drones #Wearables #AI #Robotics @web3iot LinkedIn:

Internet of Things #IoT #SmartHome #Drones #Wearables #AI #Robotics @web3iot LinkedIn:

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In


5350 Ltd
Nautilus Beam Limited
Vibio Inc
Vibio (UK) Ltd
Stem Ventures
Kandou Mobile Innovations
Corsellis-Montford Interactive
Storm Advertising & Marketing


Self Employed

Side Projects

Industrial Micro Drones. I am no


Founder & CEO WEB3IOT October 2014 - present
Founder & CEO 5350 Ltd March 2013 - present
Co Founder Nautilus Beam Limited March 2015 - present
Available to join advisory boards VC-funded tech startups October 2014 - present
Founder Vibio Inc December 2009 - July 2012
Founder/CEO Vibio (UK) Ltd March 2008 - July 2012
Entrepreneur in residence at Edinburgh University Edinburgh University August 2007 - August 2008
Co-founder Stem Ventures January 2004 - August 2007
Co-founder Kandou Mobile Innovations January 2003 - December 2004
Founder Retrospeed January 2000 - October 2002
Co-founder October 1995 - October 1999
Co-founder Corsellis-Montford Interactive January 1995 - August 1999
Founder Storm Advertising & Marketing January 1990 - 1993
Auction Assistant Phillips Auctioneers (Now Bonhams) July 1989 - August 1989


The Open University School of Business Business Administration 2002 - 2006
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design Product Design 1992 - 1992
Stowe School, Buckingham English, History of Art, Design and Technology 1985 - 1989
Dragon School, Oxford Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1980 - 1984

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Hardware
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Business model • Business Management • Business Strategy • Drone • Entrepreneurship • Investor pitch • UAV • IoT- Internet of Things

Key Accomplishments

I'm a London-born entrepreneur who co-founded the first web-based on-line auction platform ( in 1995 as well as one of the first digital media agencies (CM Interactive). After a successful exist, I completed a part-time MBA, then co-founded several more companies, which led me to Edinburgh and San Francisco. After several fantastic years in the States, and a brief stint working in London, I'm back in Scotland pursuing opportunities within the Internet of Things sector. I host the iotEdinburgh Meetup, and am a co-founder of Nautilus Beam Ltd (text input for smartwatches), and WEB3//IOT.

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Stephen Cataldo
We worked together  •  Founder + Drupal Dev, Verdant Event and Web Development (Contract), SoundVision Productions. University of Delaware grad.
He is passionate about social enterprise. He is also driven and resourceful.

Doktor Gurson
They're my friends  •  Founder/CEO, Doblet, Inc. (YC S14) and Founder/CEO, Bitmule.
He's got a great product and he's in the right place - Silicon Valley!

Jayne Pimentel
They're my friends  •  Current Adtech Platform Geek Turned Cannabis Queen | Former Ad Agency Woman
Jayne is a domain expert who is very well connected in The Valley. She's also bright, determined and resourceful.