VC and experienced entrepreneur with 20 years operating and board experience.


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