About Worth Capital
Who are the entrepreneurs and investors behind the fund? Find out here
Any self-respecting entrepreneur will look beyond the money and want to know whether a potential investor is right for their business.
So for any business owner considering entering The Start-Up Series seed funding competition, let us tell you a bit more about Worth Capital.
The first thing to say is that Worth Capital has an experienced team, a successful investment portfolio, and a track record with funding competitions it has already run with major media partners Facebook and the Metro.
Worth Capital’s partners, Amersham Investment Management, are Fund Managers for the Start-Up Series Fund which will invest in the winning businesses. The fund is eligible for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme investments, and is fully compliant with the rules financial services firms have to abide by.
The team behind Worth Capital
Formed to help new entrepreneurs gain access to equity funding and the expertise to turn ideas into successful sustainable businesses, the Worth Capital are experienced entrepreneurs who have made a series of angel investments in a growing portfolio of start-ups, let’s introduce them:
Among other ventures, Paul Soanes started experiential agency ID in 1994 with just £2,000 and it has since billed £100m-plus with the likes of Unilever and Britvic on their client list. Another of his agencies – promotional space media owner Brandspace, which operated from 1,000-plus venues such as airports and railway stations – was sold to Octopus Ventures in 2008.
Matthew Cushen – a successful investor in Brandspace – is a retailer by trade, including working with the John Lewis Partnership. He has subsequently been an innovation consultant, helping some of the largest global businesses such as IKEA, SABMiller, Tesco and Waitrose, and was on the European management board of global innovation agency ?What If!.
Worth Capital’s founders have been investing in start-ups for over 12 years and have personally invested in over 30 companies to date.
Since forming Worth Capital they have overseen investments in over 16 businesses. You can read more about the portfolio here.
If you wish to benefit from the Worth Capital team’s vast experience and knowledge of growing successful companies, enter the competition here or register your interest.