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Founders Hub is the investment arm of the Sopro Group. It is here that we work with the UK’s most exciting start-up and scale-up businesses, nurturing their growth through two formal programmes, both lasting 18-24 months:

Incubate

The Incubate Programme works with business founders at the very early stage of their journey. In some cases, they simply have a vision and the facts to back it up. Others have formed a business that is just beginning to gain traction.

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Accelerate

The Accelerate Programme is for more established businesses that want to get to the next level. Our team works with these businesses to create and implement a business plan that will scale up your business.

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Our Investments

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Hopper – The personalised video platform. Hopper lets you mass-produce attention-grabbing, relevant and unique videos that are specifically made for the individual who receives it

Founded

2007 hoppervideo.com

Founded by

profile image Matthew Cooper
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Examagram is a revolutionary recruitment tool, designed to assist recruiters during the shortlisting process by assessing candidates’ English language skills in a timely and accurate manner. Save valuable recruitment budgets by testing candidates language ability prior to an interview. You can get started with Examagram today, completely free, in less than two minutes.

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TellJO offers digital wellbeing assessments, empowering companies to identify, engage and support their vulnerable customers.

Founded

2018 telljo.org
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Pitch121 is a social selling service. We nurture your future clients, as you, at scale, growing your network and starting conversations that convert. Through thorough targeting, we make sure every single conversation is with your potential ideal client.

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Ethersweep is a one of a kind crypto token exchange allowing users to check any number of wallets for ERC-20 tokens (such as those gifted during airdrops), and  swap those tokens directly for ETH.

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We partner with a number of high street banks, alternative sources of finance and independent lenders to offer you a choice from the widest variety of finance products available. Our free search service allows start-ups, SME Business owners, finance directors and their advisors to connect with UK lenders and lower the cost of accessing business finance.

Founded

2020 financer.co

Founded by

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GDPR Local is a dynamic, high-tech, data protection company, providing GDPR compliant services to a wide range of companies across the EU and globally. Manage your GDPR representation and compliance across the UK and EU from one simple platform, backed by a team of experts.

Founded

2020 gdprlocal.com

Founded by

profile image Adam Brogden
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We’re in the business of making connections. Salesagents.uk provide an online space for sales agents to engage, develop, and learn of new opportunities, whilst giving companies’ access to sales agents though advertising.

News and Insights

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Leadership Business
Do you know the fine line between crazy and entrepreneur?

To succeed as an entrepreneur you need to harness a little bit of crazy – or hire it in! “Entrepreneurs are all a little crazy. There is a fine line between an entrepreneur and a crazy person.” These are the first words Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop wrote in her 2000 autobiography, […]

byRyan Welmans November 15, 2021

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Product
6 ways you can test your new business product or service for free

A trio of lads were selling smoothies at a music festival. A sign above their humble stall reads: Should we give up our jobs to make these smoothies? Festival-goers could answer the question by throwing their empties into two bins: one marked YES, the other marked NO. By the day’s end, the YES bin was […]

byRob Harlow November 1, 2021

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Finance
The ABC of FP&A (financial planning and analysis) for founders

Let’s take a look at the basics of financial planning and analysis and why it is critical founders understand its principles and its uses. We’ll start with a definition and move on to look at some guiding principles behind the best FP&A. What is financial planning and analysis? Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is how […]

byMatt Freeman April 29, 2021

About Us

Long-time friends Ryan Welmans and Rob Harlow founded Sopro in 2015 with the sole aim of modernising email lead generation to provide reliable, cost-effective lead flow.

But as Sopro’s customer base grew, they connected with hundreds of startups and founders. Most were going through business challenges common to many startups, and which Sopro is in a unique position to help.

So while Sopro was growing to 200 employees and being named Campaign Magazine’s Tech Company of the year, Ryan and Rob were busy behind the scenes. They invested in a select group of businesses and used Sopro’s systems, expertise and resources to create a low-cost sales pipeline and build better digital systems and platforms.

With several successful ventures behind them, the founders developed a formal accelerator programme and created the Founders Hub, a social platform for entrepreneurs and Founders to come together and share knowledge, resources and pitch for investment.

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