Looking for investment in your business?
We help start ups of all sizes grow and thrive.
If you have a great idea and burning passion.
Or you’ve sketched a logo and started coding in your garage.
Or you’ve signed your first customers but are struggling to scale
… we can help you fulfil your potential.
The Founders Hub Investment Programme has been designed to supercharge businesses - providing the experience, resources and strategic advice they need to grow and thrive.
We have an army of subject experts, led by a team of experienced founders and entrepreneurs, that provide the expertise you need, no matter how far along your journey you are.
Expertise in every field
We have an army of experts. It means we can tailor our investment programmes to exactly match what each business needs to get to that next level.
Incubate or accelerate?
Our investment programme has been built to suit a wide range of founders.
Incubate has been designed for those looking to turn a good idea into a great business.
Accelerate is designed to give young businesses more oomph.
Businesses that we invest in typically have five characteristics:
The application process
If you’ve got a winning business idea, we want to hear from you. We work with new businesses every day, so we know a good idea when we see one. Tell us about yours.
If we think we can add value to your idea, we'll set up a video call for a chat. If it’s appropriate, we’ll offer some tips on what you would need to cover in a pitch.
We invite you to come and pitch to us. Take us through your vision and business plan.
All businesses are different, and we will work with you for a day to get under the skin of where we can help you grow.
You're invited to join the Investment Programme. Terms and timelines are agreed before you can access the resources and support.
When you sign up we invest a minimum of £100,000 of services to build your business and help you get your company registered.
“What can I say… faster, better, and (let’s be honest) far more effective than we could have imagined. From building our initial website, through defining, developing and launching our tech platform… managing finance, even our marketing was taken care of. A great team. Here’s to many more years working together!!”
“Every business needs a driver… and working with the Founders Hub is like driving with SatNav. The directions were clear from day one and our early growth plans were well resourced and well executed. We took the shortest path from inception to profitability and (unexpectedly) exited successfully in our second year of trading. I have no hesitation recommending Founders Hub as a proven growth agent, the team bring bags of experience and hard-to-believe levels of dedication to the table.“
"As any business owner will know, the support network you surround yourself in is vital to success. So to have Founders Hub be that entire support bubble has been quite literally the only reason we have been able to grow and succeed to the level we have. To gain access to their extensive resources and amazing people, as if it’s another arm of your own team or work force, has been a game changer to our growth, revenue and future prospects."
“At Hopper we had a proof of concept, initial clients and revenue, however were struggling to scale. Over the past 18 months we've rebuilt the entire platform, explored new markets and really nailed down the proposition. Which ultimately has resulted in a far bigger and more scalable business with an increasing number of happy clients both live and in the pipeline.”
Sales Agents UK
“That we got Founders Hub as a partner is the best thing that has happened to Sales Agents Ltd. Because of their resources and expertise progress has accelerated at a pace that we would never achieve without them.”
Sales Agents UK
“Founders Hub are the perfect partner to take your business from start-up, through scale-up, to a position of strength where you have a choice of positive options for the future. We received valuable resources and great advice when required, while still having overall control of all decisions. A journey we would highly recommend. “
Frequently asked questions
So far, all of our investment programme businesses have involved digital technology. They typically fall into one of these areas:
- Digital Tech – Networking, Data / AI, Cybersecurity and privacy.
- Digital Cities – Mobility, City Analytics, Safety.
- Digital Industry – Logistics, Production, Retail.
- Digital Wellbeing – Healthy youth, Occupational health, Independent living,
- Digital finance – Retail banking & insurance, Asset Management and Corporate financial services.