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We help find the investment you need so you can stay focussed on your business

Projects

We don’t take on every client we come across – just the ones we can add value to.

Year Started

If you get what we do and think we could help you, then we’ll be happy to speak with you to see if we can.

  • Funds raised UK Target £30M 88% 88%
  • Funds raised USA Target £20M 71% 71%

Completely up front!

If we think we can help, we’ll be happy to explain how. Our purpose is to help get the funding you need, starting with our intensive Investor Readiness prep, then assessing the funding options, through to completing the deal. You’ll know where you stand every step of the way..

OUR CORE TEAM

Meet the Partners

DARREN SHAW

Darren is well-known in Yorkshire business circles, and is an adviser, non-exec and investor in numerous Northern-based businesses. He is actively involved with North Invest, which helps early stage tech businesses secure angel funding and is keen to help some of these to scale up and achieve their true potential. Darren is often involved in the prep work of each fundraise, shaping slide decks, challenging the pitch and commercially sense-checking the proposition. He also acts as a sounding board for clients, holding them accountable for hitting targets and staying focussed on the business.

MARTYN HODGSON

Martyn is a qualified Chartered Accountant, often deployed as a non-exec finance director for invested clients and those looking to scale up with Series A funding and beyond. His support team within our sister company E2E Accountancy are often parachuted into clients as an outsourced finance team. Martyn has an innate ability to quickly gain an insight into a business to then develop effective financial forecast and MI. Commercially rounded and acutely aware of what investors are looking for, Martyn has been hugely influential in helping clients get the funding they are looking for.

STUART BROWN

Stuart has 15 years’ experience working with start-up, early-stage and high-growth businesses across the UK and Europe, helping them fundraise/connect with the right investors. He has also built a successful practice helping clients recruit and retain the very best senior exec talent, to enable them to grow/scale commercially. An engineer who ‘got bored of making fighter planes’ 15 years ago, Stuart is a self-confessed techy and has particular interest in the CleanTech, FinTech, IoT, Advanced Manufacturing and MedTech sectors, and has built up a powerful network of funders and connectors in this space.