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Name  Simon Acland

Role  Author
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Education  Lincoln College, Oxford, Eton College
Books  Angels - Dragons and Vultu, The Waste Land: An Entertainment, The Flowers of Evil, Elite!: The Secret to Exception, Lamprey's Legacy

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Simon Acland (born 27 March 1958) is a British venture capitalist and author.


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Acland was educated at Eton and Lincoln College, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1979 with an Honours Degree in Modern Languages (French and German).

He spent most of his venture capital career at London-based Quester. He specialised in backing early-stage technology businesses. Two of these, Surfcontrol plc and Orchestream plc, became members of the FTSE 250. Quester was acquired in 2007 by Spark Ventures.

In June 2010 Acland's first novel, The Waste Land, was published by Charlwood Books. A sequel, The Flowers of Evil, followed in July 2011. These are historical novels set in the First Crusade which draw for their material on some of the myths and legends about the Holy Grail, the Assassins, and the Templars.

In October 2010 Nicholas Brealey Publishing published Acland's Angels, Dragons and Vultures : How to tame your investors...and not lose your company, a guide for entrepreneurs to raising finance and managing investors based on his experience of the venture capital world.

Acland is a director of a number of companies, including AIM-listed Elektron Technology plc and two Venture Capital Trusts managed by Triple Point Investment Management, TP70 2008 (I) plc and TP70 2010 plc. He is a Trustee of the wild flora conservation charity Plantlife.

Acland was elected as a member of the London Borough of Lambeth in 1982 for Princes Ward in Kennington. He became Leader of the SDP/Liberal Alliance Group on Lambeth Council in 1984 and was re-elected to the Council for a second four-year term in 1986. In 1987 he stood for Parliament in the Vauxhall Constituency.

Acland's father is Sir Antony Acland KG, GCMG, GCVO, former Head of the Diplomatic Service and British Ambassador in Washington. He is married to Jo Valentine, Baroness Valentine, a cross-bench peer, and Chief Executive of London First.

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