Early Stage Investor
Rodney Appiah is a former investment banker, NED and VC investor with nearly 15 years of financial services experience across UK and Europe. He is currently Chairman of Cornerstone Partners, a leading UK angel network focused on seed stage investments backing exceptional black and diverse founders. Rodney has worked in venture capital for nearly a decade, leading more than 16 investments and has been involved in a number of successful exits including the sale of Unruly Media to News Corp and the sale of Idio to Episerver. An experienced board director, Rodney is Chairman of the CBI London U35 committee and a Non Executive Director for Conduit Connect, a direct investment platform that focuses on connecting global high impact businesses with mission-aligned investors. Rodney also holds committee roles at Lloyds Banking Group (Black Business Advisory Committee), London Chamber of Commerce (Black Business Association) and Innovate UK (Innovation Loans Credit Committee).