Pre-seed Stage

10X your chance of success.

We back daring founders from day one with capital + 1000s of hours of execution from our startup team so you can get going fast and achieve more.

Delivering success

Since 2013 we’ve helped over 20 founders to turn their pre-seed ideas into scalable businesses. Working with our team allows you to build on strong foundations, move faster and achieve higher valuations.

  • Up to £500k 1st pre-seed investment
  • 2 weeks fastest investment
  • Happy to co-invest
  • 90% lead investor
  • Follow ons

Pre-seed services we offer


Create a product
they'll love

We help you build a great product, first time. Our team of specialists will work with you to develop a deep understanding of your customer and translate that into a product that they’ll love.

  • User research
  • Design sprint
  • Lean thinking
  • UI design
  • Branding
  • Prototyping

On being a team member

“If Dharmesh joins your team, you basically just 10X'd your chances of winning.”

Daniel, Lexoo


Get the tech right

Technology is at the heart of every company we back. Our tech team will work with you to build scaleable, quality software using the latest technologies. From web to mobile we'll make sure you have firm foundations.

  • Full-stack web & mobile development
  • Scalable Infrastructure
  • Performance optimisation
  • Technical interviews
  • CTO consultancy
  • Analytics
  • Data science
4.4x Next valuation
55% Cheaper
26% Faster
3x Safer


Grow fast

We live and breathe startup growth. We’ll help you figure out your growth channels in a complex multi-channel world, manage your ad campaigns and social accounts and drive serious growth to help your company succeed. From paid advertising to enterprise sales. We've got your back.

  • Paid advertising
  • Enterprise sales
  • Social media
  • SEO
  • Media spend
  • Growth hacking
  • Content marketing
  • Interim Head of Growth


Hire a great team

The best companies are driven by rock-solid teams. Our Talent team will work with you tirelessly to help construct your ultimate dream-team. From interns to co-founders and from writing job descriptions to closing a hire, we’ve got your talent requirements covered. It’s all part of the deal.

  • Head hunting
  • NEDs
  • Comp advice
  • Talent bank
  • Intern hiring
  • Organisational culture

Idea Stage Story

"Forward Partners backed me from day one and I worked with their team for the first 12 months. They designed the website, built the software and figured out our early growth channels."

Tamara, Founder

Latest news

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Back office

We’ve thought of it all

Getting started is hard enough. We take care of the small stuff so you can focus on the bigger picture. From helping you set up your data room through to advice on company share options best practice. We’ll make sure your company runs smoothly behind the scenes.

  • Company formation
  • Legal help
  • ESOPs
  • Data room
  • On-boarding
  • Finance

Enjoy the journey

Work and play together

You’ll be part of a community of other startups in our Hoxton home for 12 months. Our printer is your printer, our socials are for everyone in the room. We help you enjoy the journey.

  • Monthly socials
  • Friday beers
  • 6 desks
  • Coffee machine
  • Healthy snacks
  • Learning lunches

Have an idea?

What we're looking for

Forward Partners is unique in our readiness, to back founders from day one with capital + 1000s of hours of support from our startup team so you can get going fast.

  • Clear idea

    We back founders, pre-product and pre-team. However you must have a strong articulation of the idea and a good sense of the solution so you can start building fast.

  • Huge ambition

    We love founders that want to build big companies in huge markets and do it quickly. Everything we do is aligned to those goals.

  • Strong founder

    You are passionate about your company with a deep knowledge of a sector or a technology. You are resilient by nature and see life as a journey of personal growth.

Got an idea?

Office hours is your opportunity to tell us about your idea.

Our next Office Hours is on
28th June 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Apply here More about office hours