Historically, if you wanted to invest in venture capital you would have to become a regular angel investor, use a crowdfunding website or invest a six-figure sum in a venture capital fund. For most people, the venture capital fund option was out of reach.
Further’s platform combines a streamlined investor journey with powerful fund administration tools, giving a wider pool of investors access to funds while alleviating the administrative burden that funds experience day-to-day.
Further’s platform offers investors a selection of venture capital fund investment opportunities, from a variety of well-known UK tax-advantaged and international venture capital fund managers – starting from just £1,000.
For funds, Further offers modern administration and investor management software, which begins at customer onboarding and operates through the investor lifetime. With its combination of consumer platform and B2B software, Further is enabling the venture capital asset class to be accessed by a new market for the first time.
Some of the funds on Further are:
- Ascension, the UK’s most active investor according to Beauhurst, and the fund behind Zeroheight, Wagestream and Greendeck
- Antler, the global early-stage venture capital fund that backed companies like Vamstar and Seedata from the point of inception
- Triple Point, the B2B technology fund behind Credit Kudos, Vyne and Quit Genius
- Haatch, the early-stage venture fund behind pubX.ai, Plend and Tooth Fairy
- Pembroke, the leading consumer VC firm that has backed brands including ME+EM, Five Guys, Plenish and Pasta Evangelists.
- Albion, the experienced, Seed to Series B investor behind Grapeshot, Koru Kids and Quantexa
Capital at risk.
Before Further, Rob Tominey, Co-Founder and CEO, previously founded two successful consumer businesses, with Further being his third. Seb Wallace, Co-Founder, is an Investment Director at Triple Point Ventures, the firm behind Credit Kudos, Ably, Quit Genius and Learnerbly.
They recognised the opportunity to disrupt the investment sector and democratise venture capital as an asset class, if the challenges could be solved for funds to accept retail investments, and if retail investors were made aware of the opportunity that venture capital presents.
“Our goal is to address the strong demand from consumers and the real problems experienced by funds today. We want to give consumers access to high-quality, professionally-managed venture capital funds while ensuring those funds can dramatically reduce the time they need to spend on fund administration.” – Rob Tominey, Co-Founder & CEO
“At our core is respect, for both our customers’ goals and our fund partners’ needs. Coming from VC myself, I understand the daily pains we experience as managers and how important it is that a distribution or administrative partner is of the highest calibre. That’s what Further always aims to be.” – Seb Wallace, Co-Founder
Further has developed into the only platform in the UK that enables everyday investors to access venture capital funds from just £1,000 – and on the same terms as the pros.
Capital at risk.
Rob Tominey | CEO & Co-Founder
Rob is a seasoned founder and serial entrepreneur, having founded Mainstage Festivals in 2011, a travel and events platform for proprietary and third-party travel and events products. Mainstage has since grown to significant turnover with industry-beating margins, which Rob now oversees as Chairman.Since May 2020, Rob has focused on developing Further into the only investment platform in the UK that offers leading venture capital funds to everyday investors, from as little as £1,000. Rob leads the team as CEO.
Rob holds a 2:1 in Economics from the University of Manchester.
Seb Wallace | Co-Founder
Seb trained as a solicitor with Allen & Overy, specialising in Corporate Law. Seb was a key member in setting up the South African practice of A&O, and worked on a wide range of M&A deals for Toyota AI Ventures, Coca-Cola Europe, Asahi Group, and Google’s acquisition of DeepMind.Seb joined Triple Point Ventures as an Investment Director in 2017, where he leads Seed and Series A investments into promising B2B technology disruptors. Seb holds Board Observer and Director seats across a wide range of startups; Seb now brings that deep VC experience and network to Further.
Seb holds First Class Honours in Law from the University of Manchester.
Jamie Cooper-Higgins | Head of Marketing
Jamie began his career in financial services as a Saltire Scholar, interning with Barclays in New York. Post-graduation, Jamie joined Barclays on the Marketing & Product Future Leaders Development Programme in 2014.
Jamie worked across a range of business divisions and product lines in marketing, customer strategy, and proposition development roles; he was promoted to Vice President in 2019 and led a range of strategic transformation projects related to customer and client experience. Jamie joined Further in June 2022 to lead on marketing.
Jamie holds First Class Honours in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde. Jamie is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland.