The StormForward team, led by Dr Simon Murdoch, are experts in assisting early stage businesses to demonstrate a path to profitability and make them investor-ready.
Octopus Investments is an award-winning, market-leading investment company offering a wide range of products to suit investors with different needs. These include Venture Capital Trusts (VCT), Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Inheritance Tax (IHT) investment solutions, as well as multi manager and absolute return funds. Simon works with the Early Stage Venture team which manages the Titan VCT and Eureka EIS funds.
SubHub is a complete website solution for publishers enabling them to make money from their content. It is a fully managed and hosted software solution that includes content management, membership / subscription tools, ad-serving, an online store, pay-per-view functionality, forum hosting and web stat information for publishers, authors and many other types of content providers.
Shazam is a unique music discovery engine, allowing users to search over 8 million artists, albums and tracks via their mobile phone. Shazam has been used by more than 75 million people and is live in over 150 countries.
Episode 1 specialises in early stage investments and takes an active role in helping to build out the businesses. The company managed the Chase Episode 1 fund exclusively dedicated to early stage technology and information services.
Zoopla is the UK’s leading property market resource, It highlights properties for sale, rent and auction from all the UK’s leading estate agents, as well as UK property values, it also lists overseas properties.
LoveFilm is a european market leading DVD and video game online rental company which has over 67,000 DVDs for users to watch on a subscription based service.
Shutl is a 24/7 delivery service allowing shoppers to get what they want, when they want it. Shoppers can choose to receive purchases within as little as 90 minutes or within a 1 hour delivery window of their choice. It announced its first client, Argos, in August 2010.
Covestor is the world’s largest platform for investment management. The company pioneered Social Investing, which allows members of an online community to mirror the real transactions of the world’s best investors.