About Episode 1

Going from raising your first institutional investment round to building a scalable business is hard and risky. We’ve done it ourselves as founders, and we’ve become good at helping other companies make it.

We are a seed stage Venture Capital fund, investing £500k – £2m in early stage software companies in the UK. Our eight strong team is a combination of former entrepreneurs and experienced investors. We have deep connections with Silicon Valley, where several of us have built businesses.

We are passionate about the technologies, the ideas and the business models that are reshaping the world. But most of all, we love the dreamers, the technologists and the creators that are making this happen. We want to share our knowledge with you, and we always roll our sleeves up to support our founders.

This means helping our founders across all areas of early stage company building, from hiring to refining the Go To Market strategy to making crucial introductions. But don’t take it from us, speak to the founders in our portfolio!

Katie Conn
Highly inquisitive. Like people with passions. Life learner. MSc in Shipping. Stint in banking. Keen runner. Loves a challenge.
Adam Shuaib
Academic turned investor. Passion for all things AI, with a focus on algorithmic approaches to backing the next generation of founders. Powerlifting, deep sea fishing, blues guitar.
Steph Orde
Chief Financial Officer
Fundamental drive to make finance and operations slick. Big corporate survivor. Inducted into VC in 2022. Ex-Ironman. Current wild swimmer. Leader of cubs. Bellringer. A weight lifting/ yoga practicing mother of girls
Simon Murdoch
Managing Partner
Entrepreneur, angel and VC. 20 + years investing in London. I LOVE this job because I am always learning and there is always more to learn. In Tech and Innovation, it's still day one.
Paul McNabb
Managing Partner
Serial entrepreneur. VC in SF and EU. DotCom survivor. Corporate strategy and M&A. New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, London, South of France. General geek - card carrying train spotter on food, wine, bikes and music.
Damien Lane
Venture Partner
Chicken, not a pig Investing, Ultrarunning, daughters, plays and books
Adrian Lloyd
Always learning. Past lives in China and California. Now live in a Sussex forest with many children, many animals, lots of art (wife an abstract oil-painter). Half-Swiss - love efficiency, especially driven by software.
Hector Mason
General Partner
Never ending curiosity about how things work and how to improve them. Two startups, one failure. Micro angel investor. Carpentry, cooking.


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