Frank Lampen is Co-Founder of Independents United, Partner & Chief Tasting Officer at Distill Ventures and non-executive director of Doing Something. Frank began his career in TV, working for BBC, ITV and Channel 4 where he was part of the team that developed and launched E4. He left to pursue interests in digital media, consulting and starting his own businesses. After working on projects for Nike, BT and MSN, and consulting for companies including Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Retail, he co-founded Independents United with Shilen Patel in 2006. Frank invests in and mentors over twenty startups within the Independents United and Distill Ventures portfolios, using his extensive experience in venture financing and deal structures.