Funding that fits.

We’re forging a new path for venture that works 10x harder for founders. It improves the odds of success. It’s fair. Flexible. Supportive.

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We’re with you right from the start.

We invest in exceptional businesses and talent focused on opportunities in eCommerce, marketplace and Applied AI sectors - from day zero through to seed stage.

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Our investors make things happen.

Funding works better for founders when investors become partners. We provide advice and on-demand executional support. At board level and on-the-ground.

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We supercharge your growth.

Get exclusive access to Forward’s Studio - our team of startup growth experts. The Studio works closely with portfolio companies to design, build and hire - working together to reach strategic goals faster.

Get funded.

We know that every business is different. So we offer a range of flexible funding options to ensure more founders can find their perfect fit. Right from day zero.

Pre-seed funding

Pre-seed funding

We invest £200k-£1 million in outstanding founders with big ideas at a pre-launch stage. Apply to meet our investment team via our office hours programme.

Seed funding

Seed funding

We invest £300k—£2 million seed funding into outstanding businesses with proven traction. Apply by sharing your pitch deck with our investment team.

Revenue advances

Revenue advances

We provide flexible funding from £10k - £1M for a one-off fixed fee. No equity. No penalties. No guarantees. Apply by completing your company details.

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