Why invest with Activate?
We do the leg work
Before investors even see a proposal, Activate will have reviewed hundreds of startups and vetted them down to the very best.
De-risking early stage investing
We put selected startups through our programme to ensure technology is being used to create a high quality, profitable business proposal.
Ongoing mentoring to ensure growth
Activate continues to work with the portfolio company ensuring they stay focused and are executing per plan.
Quarterly Investor Report
As the lead investor, Activate will work with the portfolio company ensuring timely quarterly performance reports to all investors.
What is SEIS investing?
If you’re a high net worth UK resident and taxpayer, Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) investments should be part of your portfolio. A “hit” can bring greater returns than almost any other type of investment.
Generous Benefits for High Income Individuals
While early stage investments are more risky than typical institutional plays, the generous SEIS benefits mean you get the chance to invest in potentially game changing opportunities on highly advantageous terms.
Our programme is customised for each company but always have three fundamental objectives:
Design & Validation
Explore the purpose and vision of your business. Create new propositions and validate product-market fit with target users. Define your business strategy for successfully meeting your customer's needs at scale.
Proof of Traction
Take your idea and make it a reality through cycles of design sprints, prototyping, and user testing. Build your team to meet the capability requirements of your business. Create an effective product roadmap to ensure you stay focused on the path to delivery.
Go to Market
Bridging the gap between your strategy and delivery. Build and launch your product to market using agile development techniques. Providing the technology expertise to support you with scaling and managing your product.
Support for Growth
Covers the full-spectrum of issues that prevent your business from growing naturally. It is a focused commitment to building the strongest, most profitable, version of your business possible.
“This doesn’t feel like a traditional accelerator programme because of its intensity and because it is one-on-one. It has changed the course of our business.”
Gus Booth-Clibborn, Co-Founder & CEO - Tomo
Meet the team
The Activate team brings together experts from different backgrounds that share the ambition to design and leverage digital businesses.
Inspires you to create usable digital products with the power to drive your strategy. He will help you create and develop your product in an attractive way.
Strategy expert in assisting companies raise money globally, she will help you start the conversations investors and partners want to continue.
With seamless organisational and interpersonal skills, he plans and delivers rewarding, successful projects, tailored to your needs.
With vast tech industry experience, he identifies how technology should be architectured to make your business succeed.
Keeps your vision and strategy in perfect harmony. Empowers your business with the best digital platform.
Ensures technology delivers an ROI for your business by stimulating your thinking, sharing insight & experience, and creating more value for your customers.