Investments in pre-seed / seed tech startups with driven founders who get stuff done. We write cheques for £20k - £100k and prefer to have board representation and add value with biz, tech, legal, and finance strategy.
Partnering with academics, businesses, or entrepreneurs to create and take businesses from 0 - 1, or to accelerate growth. We bring strategy, drive, energy, ingenious problem solving ability; a true partner for good days and bad; experts in building businesses and recruiting the best people to operate them.
If businesses are a TV show, the Venture Studio writes the pilot episodes. Identifying problems, the Venture Studio rapidly validates opportunities to make a positive dent in the world. We iteratively build MVPs and get customers before (maybe) spinning out into a fully fledged business. We try, we fail, we learn, we succeed.
San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Beijing: all great places to start and run innovative and impactful businesses, but they’re not home - at least not for us. Technology has enabled the world and its economies to develop at an unprecedented pace and we must do all we can to ensure that Yorkshire, The North, and the UK are not left behind.