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All the latest announcements, news and press from Forward Partners and our portfolio, in one place.

Announcements

How to ace Office Hours like Molly Hart

Molly Hart is the founder of HIGHR and our most recent investment from Office Hours.

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FemTech Office Hours

in partnership with Octopus Ventures

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Founders Programme Interview: With Rich Serunjogi

Following opening applications for the 2nd Edition of our Founders Programme last month, we had a chat with a member of…

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Investment

Industry 4.0 at Forward Partners: our investment …

Industry 4.0 is a term that was coined at the start of the decade, and refers to the increasing penetration of technolo…

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Notes from the Forward Partners + EY Diversity & …

Forward Partners and the EY Fast Growth Platform recently hosted an event discussing the issues founders face around hi…

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A Conversation with London Business School about …

Gary Dushnitsky is an Associate Professor at London Business School and recently wrote a case study examining how Forwa…

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Talent

The best place to start: Capital + hands-on help …

As you will have read in our previous article, starting with the necessary skills in place is fundamental to startup su…

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FP 50 - Product & Technology Dinner

An intimate dinner, exclusively for the FP50 network brought together some of the most high-profile Product and Technol…

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Growth

Forward Partners IdeaHack 2018

This September, we arranged an event to help entrepreneurs bring their idea to life, and possibly win £5000 in the proc…

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Getting your first 10 customers

The first thing about early stage startups is that they are not certain businesses until they have proven their model. …

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Portfolio Events

FP Portfolio event: Coming to America

Wednesday 2nd May saw Forward Partners get together with Dan Glazer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) and a ha…

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Case study

The Drop: Getting to a £1m run-rate profitably

The Drop started as a tailoring business named Jon Kruger, which the founders had set up to trial bespoke menswear, tai…

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Patch: Building a best-in-class product, with a w…

Patch is now a well established brand with young professionals and urban gardeners, selling over 10,000 plants each mon…

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Snaptrip: A purpose driven rebrand

Matt Fox, (Founder of Snaptrip, a last minute cottage holiday rental site) asked Forward Partners to help him build a b…

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Forward Partners Monthly

Early startups: the journalists’ view

Journalists meet and hear from so many businesses, that they develop a view of the industry few others enjoy. Yet at th…

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What did we learn from 2018 Office Hours?

In 2018, we had an average of 140 applications per month. Given that we held 10 sessions over the year with 20 slots ea…

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Forward Thinking

The Next Generation of Consumer Genetics

A rapid decrease in the cost of genome sequencing has fuelled mass adoption of consumer-centric companies and services …

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The Early Founder Growth Gap

As a founder, the importance of your ability to execute wains as your company matures. Simultaneously to this, the impo…

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Making Better Decisions - A Pilot's Perspective

Like most product managers, my route into the industry was unconventional. I started life as a commercial pilot, and a …

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Press
  • October 29, 2019
    Koyo raises $4.9M in equity and debt to use open banking to offer loans to people with ‘thin’ credit files

    Koyo raises $4.9M in equity and debt to use open banking to offer loans to people with ‘thin’ credit files

  • June 8, 2018
    The Times

    Ben Farren founded Spoke in his search for the perfect fit

  • May 14, 2018
    Forbes

    RoomLab CEO: On Fighting Cancer, A Surprise Pregnancy And Raising Investment

  • March 7, 2018
    Wired

    Think Russia's Twitter trolls are bad? Startups do it every day

Events
30
Apr
Office Hours
Forward Partners

Monthly Office Hours

A monthly event where we meet about 20 pre-seed founders to discuss their business ideas. Fill in the form and one of t…

Aurora Building, 124 East Rd, Hoxton, London N1 6FD

26
Mar
Office Hours
FORWARD PARTNERS

Data In Health Care

A health care special of our monthly event where we meet pre-seed founders to discuss their business ideas. Fill in the…

Aurora Building, 124 East Rd, Hoxton, London N1 6FD

21
Feb
Office Hours
Forward Partners

Monthly Office Hours

A monthly event where we meet about 20 pre-seed founders to discuss their business ideas. Fill in the form and one of t…

Aurora Building, 124 East Rd, Hoxton, London N1 6FD