Dan Cobley

Dan Cobley

Dan Cobley - Introduction

Dan is an entrepreneur and investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services. He leads the FinTech portfolio for Blenheim Chalcot, a long-established London venture builder. Through this role he has co-founded and now chairs three fast-growth fintech companies; SalaryFinance, BizFiTech and ClearScore, and he is on the boards of Liberis, Modulr and Onfido.  

Until late 2014, Dan spent over 8 years at Google, as Managing Director UK & Ireland and as VP Marketing EMEA. Prior to Google Dan held senior marketing roles with Capital One, Ask Jeeves and Pepsi/Walkers.

Dan has been a speaker at the TED Conference, has appeared as a technology expert on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World, helped Alan Sugar choose his 2014 Apprentice, and is a trustee of the Technology Trust.

Dan Cobley - Full Profile 

Managing Partner, Fintech, Blenheim Chalcot, Former Managing Director, Google UK and Ireland

Dan is an entrepreneur and investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services.  He leads the FinTech portfolio for Blenheim Chalcot, a long-established London venture builder. Through this role he has co-founded and now chairs three fast-growth fintech companies; SalaryFinance, BusinessFinanceCompared and ClearScore, and he sits on the boards of Liberis, Modulr and Onfido. Beyond fintech he is an investor / advisor to a number of companies including Brompton Bicycle, PersonalBoardroom, Qubit, and HiveLearning,   

Until late 2014, Dan spent over 8 years at Google. For the last three years he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending. Dan was promoted to the UK MD role after five years in Google marketing, first as Marketing Director, UK, Ireland and Benelux and then as VP Marketing, EMEA.

Previously, Dan was VP of Brand and Marketing for Capital One Europe, Marketing Director for Ask Jeeves, and Marketing Director at Pepsi/Walkers.

Dan is a regular keynote speaker at conferences; speaking on the disruptive power of FinTech, technology, innovation, and Google’s unique approach to business. He is also an accomplished moderator, interviewer and after-dinner speaker. Dan has shared his thoughts on Physics and Marketing at the TED conference and with over a million people online. He was named as number 3 in Wired UK top 100 list 2012 and number 2 in Evening Standard 1000 Most Influential Londoners Digital Innovators, 2012. He appeared on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World as a technology commentator and helped Alan Sugar choose has 2014 Apprentice.

He has a first degree in physics from Oxford and a master’s in management from Cambridge. He is a trustee of the charity Technology Trust.

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  • Your own participation received one of the two highest ratings for the Summit overall at 4.23 out of 5, together with much very favourable written and verbal feedback.On behalf of Fidelity International I would like to thank you sincerely for your significant contribution towards making this year’s Summit a success.

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  • You did a great job today. Many thanks for working with me to shape the presentation and hope we can work together again. I have some events coming up later in the year so will keep you posted... :)

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  • I just wanted to say thank you again for speaking at our event yesterday.  We are receiving a lot of positive feedback from the group.  Your presentation was really well done and the team really appreciated your insights about innovations in technology and especially the 10x methodology used at Google.  Your participation helped make our event a successful day and I hope we continue to stay in touch.

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