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Forward Partners

Forward Partners

A venture capital company with a focus on idea and seed-stage start-up companies. It was founded in 2012 and is located in London, the United Kingdom.

Forward Partners is a London-based venture capital firm that provides both financial capital and studio services to the companies in its portfolio. Studio services include technology and brand development, public relations, and talent recruitment. It invests in sectors such as applied artificial intelligence, marketplaces, and E-commerce.Specific products and services in which it has invested include application and business software, clothing, and internet retail. It has made more than 70 investments and has had eight exits.

Timeline

April 3, 2020
Forward Partners launches Forward Advances, a revenue-based finance solution for startups

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ben Walker

Employee

Carl Gaywood

Board member

Chris O'Sullivan

Employee

Chris Wilkinson

Employee

Emma Gresko

Employee

Jack Oliver

Employee

James Bridger

Employee

Jens Lapinski

Founder

Jonathan McKay

Advisor

Leonidas Tsementzis

Employee

Matthew Bradley

Employee

Neil Hutchinson

Investor

Nic Brisbourne

Founder

Nic Forster

Employee

Paul Fisher

Board member

Pedro Pereira

Employee

Pradeep Raman

Employee

Rob Murphy

Advisor

Romain Eude

Mentor

seth matisak

Employee

Thomas MacThomas

Employee

Tony Russo

Employee

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

London-based Forward Partners closes new £60M fund to invest in startups at idea and Seed stage

Steve O'Hear

Web

April 5, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Forward Partners' Paul Fisher on what sectors are open to disruption - video

June 28, 2013

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Steve O'Hear
April 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Forward Partners, the early-stage venture fund and startup studio, has long offered something a little different to the U.K's tech startup ecosystem, and today the VC is continuing that trend with the launch of "Forward Advances," a revenue-based finance solution for startups that need to bolster marketing. Aimed at "fast-growing" e-commerce, marketplace and B2C SaaS [...]
Kate Clark
October 23, 2019
TechCrunch
Thinking about sending a cold pitch? Curious how to connect with investors? Looking for fundraising tips for your first venture? Startup funding experts including Forward Partners managing partner Nic Brisbourne, Target Global partner Malin Holmberg and DocSend co-founder and chief executive officer Russ Heddleston will sit down together and dish out all their best pieces [...]

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