Raising Partners, an investment consultancy, has chosen to locate in Surrey Research Park because of its ecosystem of innovation, collaboration and support for entrepreneurs.
Raising Partners is an innovative investment consultancy which partners with businesses of all sizes to secure investment through angel networks, VCs and crowdfunding. They provide a comprehensive service for entrepreneurs, start-ups or established businesses looking to raise equity investment. Since they formed over two years ago, they have raised £35 million for 30 businesses across a wide range of sectors.
The team moved into Surrey Technology Centre in October. They have already developed relationships with Surrey 100 Club, the University’s Angle Investment Network, and have supported companies to be investor ready, ensuring they are fully equipped to present their investment proposition. They are also experienced in supporting companies prepare for crowdfunding.
Raising Partners plans to maximise the opportunities to partner and collaborate with others within Surrey Research Park’s business support network. These include SETSquared Partnership, our business incubation network, and Enterprise M3, a LEP business led partnership offering advice and Government funded business support for scaling up.
Other finance providing companies on the Park include Asset Funder, a company that provides asset finance and business loans to UK based small businesses and specialises in the following sectors: manufacturing, technology & IT, engineering and transport.
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Duncan Di Base, Co-Founder of Raising Partners, comments: “We were attracted to Surrey Research Park because it has all the components for assisting and attracting entrepreneurs. Location is key. Guildford benefits from its close proximity to London but start-ups are attracted here because it is cheaper to live and work.It is also an attractive place to live for entrepreneurs with young families. Entrepreneurism is clearly thriving on the Park. We have had a very successful track record helping companies upscale in the last two years and we are planning to expand further. We are looking forward to supporting entrepreneurs on Surrey Research Park and in the surrounding area.”