Newable works with businesses at the heart of the UK economy, helping them start-up and grow and giving them the confidence to explore horizons and marketplaces. A large part of our work is focused on investment, bringing promising companies the cash injection and patient support they need to make an idea come to life. To do this, we advise, mentor and encourage entrepreneurs in Britain’s exciting technology sector. We connect them to our 500 strong group of early stage Angels and co-investment partners. We help them unlock grant funding and we invite individuals and
organisations to invest in them through our scaleup fund.
Michael Walsh, Managing Director, Investment Advisory Committee Member and Newable CFO
Mike provides strategic financial support across the business and previously managed over £300m of VC
investment funds. Mike has worked for some 30 years in financial services and qualified as a CA from PWC.
Hitesh Thakrar, Chairman of Investment Advisory Committee
Venture Partner at Syncona. Previously top rated Innovation Fund Manager in global equities for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and New Star Asset Management. Degree in Chemistry, King’s College, London, MBA Cranfield and CFA Charterholder. Innovation fellow at Cambridge University.
Anthony Clarke, Director and Investment Advisory Committee member
Co-Founder/Director of £30m Seraphim Capital VC Fund and £67m Seraphim Space VC Fund. Co-Founder and Past Chair of UK Business Angels Association. President Emeritus of European Business Angel Network. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PWC).
Charles Breese, Director, Fund Manager and Investment Advisory Committee member
Director at Larpent Newton. Director of Hygea VCT and developer of SmartCo investing. Previous Director at Octopus Investments. Following qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA), he worked for KPMG for 13 years.
Alex Sleigh, Investment Director
Responsible for overseeing investments across the Fund, having been involved in over 50 Investments since joining in 2011. MA (Hons) in Economics and Modern History from University of St.Andrews and Masters in General Management from Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School, Belgium. ‘Investor in Residence’ at King’s College, London.
Mason Sinclair, Investment Manager
Mason has a degree in bio-engineering and electrical engineering. He was previously founder and CEO of the Inspiration Lab, a VC backed edtech company and has also served as a Newable innovation advisory team manager.
Sanjeev Gordhan, Commercial Director
Responsible for oversight of the strategy, product offering and growing funds under management. Previously worked at a large Wealth Management firm where he sat on the investment committee for
EIS and VCT investments. Sanjeev has an MBA from Cass Business School.
Newable Private Investing (formerly London Business angels) has always invested in the true spirit of EIS. This has meant we have backed genuine high-growth early-stage businesses. Our investment philosophy is driven by the convergence of the digital, physical and biological sectors thus creating new business models and efficiencies that are paving the way for the 4th industrial revolution.
Our fund invests between Seed and series A funding rounds this ensuring the investee companies have a proven product service but giving them the financial runway required to commercialize the venture and take it to the next level. The success of this investment philosophy is evident in our track record and exits.
Newable is not just an investment house and therefore our investee companies benefit from the wider business services we can offer. Having worked with the UK SME market for over 30 years Newable has built a world class offering and subsequently an eco-system to not only invest but support these businesses through the different stages of growth.
The wider group and eco-system we have created over the years also provides us with proprietary deal flow enabling us to see the best opportunities available.
Newable Private Invest has been acclaimed at the most active Angel network within the UK. This network provides domain knowledge across different sectors and also the opportunity to place lead investors into our investee companies.
Key Services and Funds
Within the early-stage investment market we provide investors with a passive and active investment solution:
- Our angel network offers active investors the opportunity to pick their own early-stage opportunities through our portal and/or investment showcases
- Our fund provides passive investors with exposure to this asset class and diversification without the need to complete their own due diligence. Our world class investment committee is made up of sector expertise with domain knowledge within the sectors we invest. This allows us to complete robust due diligence