Getting involved with high-growth businesses founded by passionate entrepreneurs can be the most exciting investment you'll ever make. Being a lead investor allows you to use your sector expertise, skills, and connections to help the business succeed and, ultimately, significantly increase the return on your financial investment.
We believe this is the ultimate way to help drive a business forward and profit from the growth, without the long hours required to run the company yourself. Lead investors are individuals with over £50,000 to invest, but who also have the time and skills to add value to the companies they fund. They are usually passionate about business and want to get involved.
If you think you have what it takes to become a lead investor, please do get in touch.
If you ever want to improve your skills an investor, either because you’re new to investing or want to learn more, we have developed an unrivalled series of masterclasses. The topics covered include due diligence, tax relief, analysing valuations and understanding the legal framework. The masterclass series is supported by some of the leading individuals and organisations in the industry. They are designed to equip investors with the skills to make smarter investment decisions and help the businesses succeed in the long-term. For a list of upcoming events and to register, please click here (no cost involved).
Pitching events are perfect for investors that want to meet the people behind the businesses and discuss the pitches with other investors, many of whom are experts in certain sectors and industries. The pitching events are held in London and each event focuses on specific criteria, whether that’s tech, early-stage companies or more established companies selling business to business. For a list of upcoming events and more information, please click here.
We are highly selective about the businesses we put forward for investment. But, despite all the rigorous pre-screening we do and information we can provide (such as the companies' pitch documents, which include due diligence questionnaires) we advise all potential lead investors to do their own checking before they make a decision. Depending on the size of the investment you propose to make, your own due diligence would typically range from a company visit and a few questions, to a full and rigorous appraisal, perhaps with outside help. We have guidance and masterclasses to help you ask all the right questions, just talk to one of our investor relations team.