Peter Cowley

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Peter Cowley
OccupationTech entrepreneur and angel investor
Board member ofCambridge Angels

Peter Cowley (born 1955, Kingston-upon-Hull, England) is a tech entrepreneur, angel investor and speaker based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is Investment Director at Martlet, the Corporate Angel division of Marshall of Cambridge.[1] and President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN)[2]


Among the technology and property development businesses he has founded are Camdata, and Ept Computing, which was acquired by Redgate Software in 2009.[3]

Cowley has invested in over 60 technology startups[4] and is chair of the Cambridge Angels.

A member of the Investment Committee of the Angel CoFund, a £100 million UK Government-backed fund for supporting and growing British SMEs.[5][6] and the board of the UK Business Angels Association, where he was awarded UK Angel of the Year in 2014.[7]

A Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School,[8] Cowley is also a council member of the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring, and chair of supporters and a member of the Steering Committee of ideaSpace, the Cambridge University incubator.[9]


After gaining a MA in Engineering and Computer Science from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Cowley gained qualifications from the Open University and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


In 2018, Peter Cowley authored a book on angel investment titled The Invested Investor.


  1. ^ Quested, Tony (21 October 2015). "Marshall launches follow-on large equity fund". Business Weekly. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ EBAN new president
  3. ^ "Peter Cowley, Camdata founder and investment director of Martlet, the new angel investment vehicle launched by Marshall of Cambridge". Business Weekly. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ Cowley's Portfolio
  5. ^ "Angel CoFund Grows Investment Committee". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ Quested, Tony (24 June 2014). "Cambridge angel's investment role for 100m fund". Business Weekly. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ UK Business Angels Association. "Peter Cowley wins Angel Investor of the Year". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  8. ^ University of Cambridge Judge Business School. "Fellows & Associates in Entrepreneurship". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  9. ^ University of Cambridge. "Our Community". Retrieved 26 December 2017.