Founders Backing Founders

Uniquely positioned as a sector-focused fund with an LP base consisting entirely of successful founders, we use the pooled resources of our investors to provide patient risk capital to the next generation of start-up founders.

Our strategy is to source off-market opportunities through our network and take early risk in businesses, investing where we can add significant value through applying and sharing the combined experience that our LP Investor network  has in founding, scaling and exiting companies.

As the pace of workforce transformation and adoption accelerates, we believe there is a window of opportunity for early-stage investment into technologies that will support businesses across all regions and industries achieve the vision for the future of work, ranging from the development of new applications for remote working  to the adoption of common skills taxonomies across business and education.

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Thematic Venture Capital

As enterprise  technology shifts the boundary between the work performed by people and the work by machines and algorithms, companies are rapidly adopting new and emerging technologies to reach higher levels of employee efficiency and to compete with a global workforce composed increasingly of digital natives remote workers.

We believe this change provides an opportunity for companies to expand labour productivity across industries, and to shift the axis of competition from a focus on automation-based labour cost reduction to an ability to leverage technologies as tools to complement and enhance human labour. Two core themes guide our investment activity;

1 – THE FUTURE OF WORK – Cognitive technologies that have a profound impact on jobs, the labour market and the workplace.

2 – THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION – Innovative technologies supporting lifelong learning and the ability to acquire new skills quickly.

Investing in exceptional entrepreneurs

We back exceptional technology entrepreneurs with big visions by providing patient risk capital, access to our network, and expert mentors to help grow scalable businesses. Our portfolio companies benefit from our hands-on involvement in all stages of development, leveraging our industry relationships and expertise to help grow great companies and build great products.

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

Uk, USA, Asia

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Product, process or price point differentiation

TARGET MARKETS

large addressable markets with focus on a global opportunity

BUSINESS MODELS

SaaS licensing and distribution models

SECTOR FOCUS

Future of work and eduction related offerings only

STAGE FOCUS

Pre-seed or seed stage with demonstrable traction

TRANSACTION TYPES

Equity, venture debt, convertible notes

TEAMS

Exceptional founding management teams with a track record of success

Supporting The Next Generation Of Start-up founders

We are building a community of the very best founders and operators. Contact us to find out more and to arrange a confidential discussion.