Matt Hawkins

C4L & Cudoventures


Matt is an entrepreneur who enjoys building fast growing technology businesses. He has a passion for developing innovative technology & services to improve the world we live in, from disadvantaged individuals & communities to corporate businesses.

He was the Winner of Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, South West Business Thinking Winner & is proud to be entrepreneur in residence at Bournemouth University & help startups.

He started out at the age of 5 programming computes & built multiple businesses through school & college. Building up to founding C4L in 2000 which was one of the fastest growing ISP's in the UK & winner of many fast growth awards including Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte UK Top 50, Deloitte EMEA Fast 500 & many more.

During the 15 years of growth they won over 50 awards ranging from customer service, to helping local communities.  

They built one of the largest private networks in the UK including their own data centre & scaled to over 1% of the UK's internet traversing it. Customers included Government, FTSE 250, Top 100 VARs, ISPs, Resellers & SMB's.
C4L was acquired in early 2016 & is now a public company. 
He is now focused on his passions which include, helping entrepreneurs & startups build successful businesses, investing in great ideas & helping them succeed, getting involved in projects that do good in the world. 

He started Cudo in 2017 designed to be the Airbnb of computing. They're looking to revolutionise the charity funding sector and provide new ways for people & businesses to monetise their IT infrastructure.