Dan Cobley

Former Managing Director Of Google

Tech giant Dan Cobley is the former managing director of Google, serial investor and partner for the UK venture capital firm, Blenheim Chalcot. Cobley’s role is to oversee the large Fintech portfolio. Cobley’s expertise came from Google, where he served as the MD for UK & Ireland for nearly a decade. Other than the US, the UK & Ireland market is considered to be the biggest that utilises their platform. Cobley also held other positions in Google, including the role of Vice President of EMEA Marketing.

During his time at Google, Cobley was solely responsible for an incredible five-billion dollars worth of revenue. His role saw him helping companies large and small to harness the vast suite of digital tools to delve into analytical data providing insights into the digital world and allowing companies to increase their revenue. As the search giant’s VP of Marketing he was responsible for all aspects of European business and consumer marketing.

Prior to joining Google, Cobley held senior marketing roles at Capital One Europe, where he helped make the company the UK’s leading new card issue, and Ask Jeeves, Pepsi and Walkers. After studying Physics at Oxford, Cobley began his career in consulting and oil exploration.

Cobley speaks of the power of Fintech, technology and more broadly, Google‘s unique approach to business. Cobley has been a chair to tech start ups, whilst also investing and advising new businesses. Additionally, Cobley is a trustee of the charity Technology Trust, and has served on the advisory boards of Telegraphy Media Group and popular dating website, eHarmony. Cobley’s TED speech on physics and marketing has been a popular view- it has been watched over one million times and her has furthermore been rated as one of the influential people by both Wired magazine and The Evening Standard.

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Watch Dan discussing What Physics Taught Me About Marketing, here: