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Dale Murray

Angel investor of the Year (UK)

A New Zealander by birth, Dale Murray started at PwC as a teenager. She is the co-founder of Omega Logic, a British mobile pioneer launching pre-pay mobile top-ups for networks including Orange and Vodafone. She eventually sold the company to Eposs and then First Data Corporation, staying on as CEO and building turnover to £450m in just six years.

Dale now focuses on angel investing in and advising start-up and early-stage businesses. She holds a number of board positions and takes a lead in mentoring her entrepreneurs. She enjoyed early success in her angel career, becoming a Non-Executive Director at cosmetic company Pout, which was subsequently sold for £15m. She more focuses on technology and digital businesses.

Amongst the many lessons Dale considers in entrepreneurship and leadership is the importance of risk, determination and opportunity as well as how to keep your nerve when your first year revenues are zero and your second are £50. She is a Non-Executive Director at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and UKTI. She has been named British Angel Investor of the Year and speaks regularly on investment, growth, entrepreneurship and personal vision.