“Many brilliant people believe that ideas move mountains. But bulldozers move mountains; ideas show where the bulldozers should go to work.”

Peter Drucker



Startup Investor

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.

Joint Venture

Joint Venture Partner

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. 

Venture Studio

Venture Studio

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.

Chris Sellers

Chris Sellars

Non Exec Director
Robert Bell

Robert Bell

Managing Director
Jamie Hinton

Jamie hinton

Investment Board
Steve Trotter

steve trotter

Investment Board

LET’s Get in touch


Speedwell Works
73 Sidney Street
S1 4RG

Email us


Call us

0114 312 2058