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Dan Cobley

FinTech Entrepreneur and former Managing Director Google UK and Ireland

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Big data
Digital Trends
Overcoming failure
Social Media
Consumer Behaviour
Digital Marketing
The Changing Nature of Financial Services
How to be a Distruptor
Innovation and the Digital Imperative
The Next Technology Waves
Machine Learning
Dan Cobley

FinTech Entrepreneur and former Managing Director Google UK and Ireland


Dan Cobley is an entrepreneur and investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services.  
He leads the FinTech portfolio for Blenheim Chalcot, a long-established London venture builder. Through this role he has co-founded and now chairs three fast-growth fintech companies; SalaryFinance, BusinessFinanceCompared and ClearScore, and he sits on the boards of Liberis, Modulr and Onfido. Beyond fintech he is an investor and advisor to a number of companies including Brompton Bicycle, PersonalBoardroom, Qubit, and HiveLearning.
Until late 2014, Cobley spent over 8 years at Google. For the last three years he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending. Cobley was promoted to the UK MD role after five years in Google marketing, first as Marketing Director, UK, Ireland and Benelux and then as VP Marketing, EMEA. 
Previously, he was VP of Brand and Marketing for Capital One Europe, Marketing Director for Ask Jeeves, and Marketing Director at Pepsi/Walkers. 

Cobley is a regular keynote speaker at conferences; speaking on the disruptive power of FinTech, technology, innovation, and Google’s unique approach to business. He is also an accomplished moderator, interviewer and after-dinner speaker. Cobley has shared his thoughts on Physics and Marketing at the TED conference and with over 1.4 million people online. He was named as number 3 in Wired UK top 100 list 2012 and among the Maserati 100 Innovators of the Year in 2018. He appeared on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World as a technology commentator and helped Alan Sugar choose his 2014 Apprentice. 

Cobley studied physics at the University of Oxford and has a master’s in management from the University of Cambridge. He is also a trustee of the charity, Technology Trust. He was recently named in the UK Tech Top 100 2019 (number 46) for co-founding Salary Finance.  Which follows being listed in the Sunday Times / Maserati Innovators of the Year 2018 for co-founding ClearScore. 

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