Modwenna Rees-Mogg, Editor-in-Chief of Angel News UK and Chair of the Great Britain Venture Forum, has been appointed as High Commissioner for the United Kingdom. High Commissioner Rees-Mogg represents the United Kingdom in the International Academics Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Modwenna Rees-Mogg has 20 years’ experience working in corporate finance, business angel investment, and venture capital. She started AngelNews in 2003, focusing on media and events in the angel and VC market. From an initial GBP £1,000 of start-up capital, she has grown it into the leading information source and commentator for the UK business angel market. Her website - www.angelnewsletter.co.uk – is the broadest commentator of the wider UK private investor market (including VCTs and crowdfunding) and a thought leader in UK angel investing. Through the Pluralists Club and Pitching for Management initiatives, the AngelNews Group has expanded in recent years into assisting senior executives build second careers in the start-up and early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystems. It has also built a private investor conferences business, hosting the Great British Private Investor Summit and the VCT and EIS Investor Forum. Modwenna is a Non-Executive Director of Albion Tech, General VCT and Asset Match and a co-founder of FCA authorised. She has authored two books: Crowdfunding, How To Raise Money and Make Money in the Crowd and Dragons or Angels – A Handbook for People Wanting to Become Business Angels, or Raise Money From Them.