The Story so Far…
Zoe Peden is an early stage investor at Ananda Impact Ventures. An experienced operator and leader with over 20 years experience building products for both startups and the corporate world.
Zoe also sits on a number of boards for a range of businesses and teaches student entrepreneurs at Cass Business School.
Back in 2011 Zoe took the leap from employed life to build the international award winning special education product MyChoicePad. To date it has helped over 100,000 children and adults improve their speech, language and communication skills.
Alongside her work for Ananda she runs FutureWorldVC - supporting the future leaders of venture capital.
As an experienced tech entrepreneur and investor I'm fully aware of the highs and very lows of this game. Nine tenths of the time you are getting your arse kicked but that one tenth when you make a big sale or enable someone to speak for the first time with your software - that's what gets you up in the morning. Occasionally it's really nice to get recognised by others.
Elle Magazine UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
Pearson and Unreasonable Project Literacy Lab accelerator, US, July 2016
Finalist Global Mobile Awards 2015
3rd Sector Care Awards- Technology Finalist- 2015
The Great British Care Awards Finalist - London 2015
The Great British Care Awards Winner - West Midlands 2015
BT Infinity Connected Society Award 2014
UKBAA Best Female-led angel investment 2014
Big Issue Invest Tech4Good competition winner 2013
The Cabinet Office Social Incubator Fund Advisory Board Member
Wayra Week London Winner 2012
Finalist for Innovation Award in Technology4Good Awards 2012
ClearlySo Social Business of the Year Runner Up 2011
UnLtd Big Venture Challenge Winner 2011 - top 25 social entrepreneur in UK
Voluntary & Community Work
Trustee and Director
The charity for disabled children and their families
Chair and Governor
Beatrice Tate School
A school in Tower Hamlets for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties