Rodney Appiah is an early stage investor, board member and former investment banker. He previously worked for BGF, Foresight Group and Merrill Lynch and has more than 15 years of financial services, TMT and Consumer experience across UK and Europe.
He is the Founder and Managing Partner at Cornerstone VC, an early stage fund focused on a ‘people first’ investment strategy, investing at pre-seed and seed stage in UK technology businesses led by diverse founding teams. An experienced board director, Rodney is a Non Executive Director of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), the UK trade body for angel and early stage investing, and Conduit Connect, a direct investment platform that focuses on connecting global high impact businesses with mission aligned investors.
“We are looking for founders that are intentional about building world class teams, can excel in high growth environments and are truly obsessive about execution. People first, software second”
Rodney also holds committee roles at Innovate UK (Innovation Loans Credit Committee), Lloyds Banking Group (Black Business Advisory Committee) and the London Chamber of Commerce (Black Business Association).
He has made more than 25 investments and realised 7 exits.