Simon is a cultural entrepreneur who co-founded and recently sold CultureLabel.com, a VC-funded e-commerce marketplace where creative minds find inspiration and shop the greatest art and artist-designed gifts, homeware and accessories from iconic cultural institutions, galleries, artists and boutiques.
He also co-founded and now manages the global REMIX Summits (www.remixsummits.com) on Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Produced in partnership with partners Google, Bloomberg, Mindshare and the Dubai Design District, REMIX tackles the big ideas shaping the future of the culture and creative industries and is attended by thousands of creative leaders worldwide. Summits take place annually in London, NYC, Sydney and Dubai with media partners including VICE, The Guardian and Time Out.
Through REMIX Agency, Simon consults for private clients on commercial and digital strategies for cultural and creative organisations – see www.remixsummits.com/agency for reference cases including the Houses of Parliament, the new £200 million Library of Birmingham, the City of London, BFI, Bestival, The School of Life, London Evening Standard and Europeana.
In 2009, Simon co-authored the book Intelligent Naivety, exploring new commercial revenue streams for not-for-profit cultural organisations. Where better to get on and create great ideas than the space where culture and consumers meet? It's available as a free e-book at www.remixsummits.com/books