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!

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.
Carina Namih
Deep tech entrepreneur. Londoner, recently returned from Silicon Valley. YCombinator, Kleiner, Oxford alum. No greater feeling than working with entrepreneurs to transform science fiction into reality. Painter of portraits. Hiker of hills. Awed by nature. Curious about everything.
Damien Lane
Chicken, not a pig Investing, Ultrarunning, daughters, plays and books
Anouk Agussol
People and Culture
Desperately passionate about people and start-up growth. Hungry to make the world a better place to work. Bias to action. Hates playing by the book, lives outside the box :) Mother. Lover. Slightly mad Aussie Sheila.
Adrian Lloyd
Half Swiss. China obsession at Oxford. Tech obsession at Stanford GSB. Strategy consulting to Venture Capital. Tennis, skiing, Cresta riding. 4 young children, a boxer. Fabulous artist wife, Print-maker.
Leah Martin
Marketing, Communications and Events
Events and Marketing and Communications. Platform and network, supporting our portfolio companies with events, PR and community. I love cooking and entertaining for my family and friends, discovering the tastiest and best restaurants. Travelling and enjoying walking in nature.
Hector Mason
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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      Sorry we only invest in this stage, so please do not send us a deck if you do not meet this requirement.

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