SFC is the UK’s most active early-stage investment firm, with over 350 investments made in British start-ups since 2012. By combining our award-winning SEIS and EIS Funds with an active angel network, SFC has created a unique model that allows investors to get exposure to SEIS and EIS eligible businesses, either directly or through a managed portfolio. For entrepreneurs, SFC is the ideal partner who will accompany you from your first SEIS funding round through to a successful exit.
An early stage Tech Fund that aims to generate a beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.
We provide early stage equity finance up to £750,000.
Startup and business growth strategy
Product development and management
Project and operational management
Business development, sales, marketing
Investment readiness and marketing
Joint venture building
Team development and management
Executive coaching and mentoring
James is a senior business growth strategist and board adviser.
He has over 30 years experience in commercial leadership,
strategy development and execution. He has held board-level
responsibility for developing business markets in the UK and
internationally. He brings real insight into the high growth and
His vision is to help founders achieve their dreams.
James has worked for blue-chip international companies: Aviva,
BAT, Prudential, Sedgwick and Zurich. He set up a pioneering
corporate incubator with responsibility for international
development. James has held board-level responsibility for
developing business lines and markets in the UK, EU, India, the
Middle East and Scandinavia.
James has worked with a number of high growth startups outside
the corporate world. Clients have been drawn from the charities,
data services, financial services, professional services and tech
sectors in the UK and internationally.
James believes that founders of high growth companies need
support to achieve their goals for personal and business growth. He
developed ScaleUp Focus to help them on their journey to
achieving their dreams.