The genesis of founding ScaleUp Group was when I realised that my personal activities of being an investor Chairman of early-stage businesses was not limitless, in either my time or my cash, and that there were others in the UK whose experience, expertise and connections could also be invaluable to such companies - and most importantly who would have an interest in helping them grow fast. Their capacity to personally invest alongside a Fund was also an important consideration for me.
I’m now delighted that all of our Partner Members have been engaged with our clients in one form or other such as talking at a CEO Forum about:-
- Their journey, expertise and connections
- Equity based incentives
- Organisation Structures
- Establishing a Customer Success function
- Inducting and rewarding sales executives
- Cash management
Investing to date approx. £2.5m- both in support of a Fund or sometimes as a primer ahead of any Fund; sitting on company boards, including as Chairman; acting as sounding boards for Investor pitches; commentating on strategic alternatives, are all part and parcel of our pro-active support for our entrepreneurial clients.