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Rodney Appiah

Chairman, Cornerstone Partners

Rodney is co-founder and Chairman of Cornerstone Partners, a leading angel network focused on black and diverse founders in the UK. Rodney has worked in venture capital for nearly a decade and has been involved in six exits during that

Rodney is a Director at Foresight Group, one of the UK’s leading and longest established investors in growing businesses, and was formerly a senior investor at the Business Growth Fund (BGF), one of the most active growth capital investment firms in the world. Prior to BGF, Rodney began his career at Merrill Lynch where, over a five year period, he closed more than 15 transactions ranging from £50m to £1.2 billion in size. A former school governor, Rodney currently sits on four UK boards, mentors diverse entrepreneurs and aspiring VC investors, and is chair of the CBI London Under 35 committee.