Wendy Tan White
Wendy is a General Partner at Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading company builder. EF invests in top technology talent to help them build world-class deep technology startups from scratch in London and Singapore. She joined EF 18 months ago to further support the growth of EF companies with a £40m Next Stage Fund and programme. Since 2011, EF has created over 100 startups worth over $400m including Magic Pony Technology, Tractable, StackHut, Pi-Top, OpenCosmos, Status Today and Cloud NC.
Wendy was co-founder and CEO of Moonfruit, the UK’s leading DIY website and online shop builder for SMB’s. Moonfruit was acquired in 2012 by Hibu plc (formerly Yell Group) to support its transformation to a global digital services provider.
She is a board trustee for The Alan Turing Institute, member of Government Digital Advisory Board, Board of TechCity UK, Imperial College Industrial Liaison Board, Board Dyson School of Design Engineering, helped launch Zopa.com – first European P2P lending site and Egg.com – UK’s first internet bank.
Speaker at events including the British Venture Capital Association, FT Innovate and Deutsche Bank Women’s Conference. Part of the Inspiring Fifty EU 2015, Sunday Times/Maserati 100 UK Entrepreneurs 2015, Female Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. She was awarded an MBE for services to technology and business in 2016.
She has a BEng, Computer Science from Imperial College and an MA, Future Textile Design from Central St Martins. Wendy lives in west London with her husband and co-founder Joe, their son and daughter.