Retail and tech entrepreneur Scott Weavers-Wright launches digital start-up hub Haatch

Ex-Kiddicare chief executive’s new venture intends to make “technology dreams a reality”

A new start-up investment firm and incubator has launched which aims to enable digital entrepreneurs from across the globe to make their “technology dreams a reality.”

Founded by retail expert Scott Weavers-Wright, founder of baby superstore Kiddicare which sold to Morrisons for £70m in 2011, Haatch promises to drive capital investment into ambitious digital start-ups.

Alongside finance, Haatch will offer practical help and advice to help early-stage digital businesses grow and “succeed”.

It also plans to build a £1.5m ‘digital incubator’ in up-and-coming Lincolnshire town Stamford; providing workspace and facilities with the goal to encourage collaboration between like-minded entrepreneurs.

The business has already begun working with a number of start-ups in both the UK and US and is keen to hear from entrepreneurs who feel they would benefit from the programme.

Weavers-Wright discussed his plans for Haatch:

“We want to bring something unique to the UK’s business investment landscape and give promising young start-ups a real opportunity to grow fast whilst enhancing their commercial knowledge rather than investing in them and sitting quietly.

“We’re all passionate business & technology professionals and whilst we won’t ever run the businesses we invest in, we’ll provide our knowledge and expertise to help them succeed.”

To find out more about Haatch, click here or email hello@haatch.com.

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