Dan Cobley

Managing Partner – Fintech, Blenheim Chalcot
Dan Cobley

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 a number of fast-growth fintech companies including; Salary Finance, Koodoo Mortgages, OpenWrks and ClearScore, and he advises Liberis, Modulr and Tully.

Until late 2014, Dan spent over eight 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, appeared as a technology expert on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World and helped Alan Sugar choose his 2014 Apprentice. 

Dan Cobley
Dan has mentored

The Bike Project

The Bike Project is a community of refugees, cyclists, mechanics and volunteers.

Our mission is simple: to take second-hand bikes, fix them up in our workshop and give them to refugees.

  • The Bike Project
  • Purple Goat Agency

Dan is a thoughtful and insightful expert. He provided really useful feedback about our proposition as well as helping me think through our business problem. He even had a fantastic new business idea for us that I will be following up on!  

Jem Stein, Founder, The Bike Project

Dan has mentored

Purple Goat Agency

Purple Goat offers creative, strategy and search services to help brands connect with disabled people.

  • The Bike Project
  • Purple Goat Agency

The session with Dan was extremely useful. I now have a mindmap of the different audiences Purple Goat can serve and the best ways to bring value to those audiences. Dan’s extremely experienced and knowledgeable in marketing, but also more generally in creative problem solving.  

Martyn Sibley, CEO, Purple Goat Agency