Hambro Perks is a venture firm that backs outstanding founders, supporting them as they build amazing companies. Our permanent capital structure, breadth of expertise and extensive network have made us a destination of choice for many of the best entrepreneurs as they choose investors to support them on their journey. Our partners have many decades of experience in founding, scaling and exiting businesses across multiple sectors, and we actively apply this expertise across our portfolio of investee companies.
The Hambro Perks Co-Investment Fund offers individuals, and other entities, the chance to co-invest alongside Hambro Perks in the businesses in which we invest while benefitting from EIS reliefs. Every deal into which the Fund invests is EIS qualifying (though investors do not have to be able to benefit from EIS reliefs to invest in the Fund, for example trusts or companies are welcome).
Key Personnel Or Fund Manager
The Hambro Perks Co-Investment Fund co-invests alongside Hambro Perks, leveraging the experience, expertise and institutional knowledge of our partners and the entire team.
Rupert Hambro, Co-Founder and Chairman
Has had a distinguished career leading UK and global financial institutions including Hambros Bank and Hambro Magan. A seasoned angel investor and founder over many years. Founding shareholder and Chairman of Sipsmith, recently sold to Beam Suntory.
Dominic Perks, Co-Founder and CEO
Is a serial entrepreneur having founded, scaled and invested in multiple technology-enabled businesses. Co-founder of Laundrapp, Tootle and Takumi.
Eric Wilkinson, CIO
Has had a long and successful career in private equity. Founding Principal of the Beacon Group (sold to JP Morgan for $500m) and a co-founder of Top Golf, an entertainment business that operates mostly in the US with a value of over $2bn.
Andrew Wyke, Partner
Spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs rising to Managing Director and running a European Fixed Income desk prior to joining Hambro Perks. Andrew is an experienced private investor.
George Davies, Partner
Was previously an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Co., focused on working with principal investors across Europe. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Hambro Perks is a permanent capital vehicle, funded by a group of very successful shareholders from different industries and geographies. The Hambro Perks Co-Investment Fund co-invests alongside Hambro Perks, and this means that our investors are fully aligned with Hambro Perks and its shareholders, who have genuine skin in the game.
We invest off our own balance sheet and therefore think like owners. The patient nature of our investments means we are also aligned with the interests of our Founders, who recognize our potential to help them build large businesses over time, rather than being under the pressure of having to return a closed end fund. This alignment of interest, combined with the extraordinary value we can add through our network and experience, makes us a destination of choice for the very best entrepreneurs and founders.
Investors in our Fund will benefit from our proprietary dealflow, often in companies that Hambro Perks has been involved with since inception, and know that Hambro Perks has its own capital invested alongside their own.
The Hambro Perks Co-Investment Fund invests alongside Hambro Perks as it supports outstanding entrepreneurs and founders, helping them to build amazing companies.
We aim to take early risk in businesses, often supplying the first external capital on a pre-revenue basis, investing where we can add significant value through applying and sharing our team’s extensive of founding, building, internationalising and exiting companies.
We believe we are the destination of choice for the very best entrepreneurs, and they actively choose us to support them as they build fast growth, techenabled businesses.
Our main areas of focus are education technology, digital health, insurance and financial technology, and digital media, though these are not exclusive and we do have investments in other sectors.
Key Services And Funds
The Hambro Perks Co-Investment Fund is an evergreen discretionary managed portfolio service that co-invests alongside Hambro Perks in high growth, unlisted companies founded by outstanding entrepreneurs. Every investment made will be EIS eligible at the point of investment, and we aim to build a portfolio of 10-15 companies over the course of a year across a range of development stages and sectors.