The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund is a £10 million venture capital fund. We make commercial equity investments into high-potential, early-stage companies.

 

What we do

We partner with ambitious management teams who seek to build high-growth businesses.

As a dedicated early-stage fund we can provide meaningful financial and non-financial, board-level support to help businesses deliver on their plans.

We have a small, experienced investment team, and manage an efficient, professional investment process.

Find out more about our investment criteria →


Why partner with us?

  • Stable £10m pool of investable capital
  • Investment capacity ranging from £250,000 to £1,000,000
  • Flexible, entrepreneurial approach to structuring investments
  • Professional investment process
  • Dedicated investment team with rich early-stage business experience
  • Opportunity to engage with other portfolio businesses
  • Engage with the wider business school – access student and intern talent, a strong and influential global alumni network

the team

 

Helen Reynolds

T: +44(0)20 7040 8972
E: helen.reynolds@city.ac.uk

Helen has spent over 15 years in UK early-stage finance. After beginning her career in management consultancy, she worked on the Oxford Technology VCTs and then at YFM Equity Partners.

Helen has board-level experience at a wide variety of high-growth UK businesses, including 3 years as a NED of IXICO, an AIM-listed medical image management and analysis business. She has also spent time working with Crowdcube on the London Co-Investment Fund, as well as with Grant Thornton and Clearly So, an impact investment advisory firm.

Alongside her role with the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund, Helen is a non-executive principal at Larpent Newton, a fund management advisory business. Helen joined Cass as Investment Director of the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund in September 2015.

 

Oliver Finch

T: +44(0)20 7040 0957
E: oliver.finch.1@city.ac.uk

Oliver has held several roles in the UK finance and investment industry, with a focus on UK growth businesses for the past 5 years. He has managed investments in a variety of sectors and supported companies on operational and board-level matters.

Oliver's experience spans multiple sectors in the finance industry, initially as an advisor and subsequently as a direct investor. After beginning his career at Goldman Sachs, he worked at a boutique alternative asset manager, before moving into early-stage and development capital investment, in the UK and overseas.

 

Investment CoMMITTEE

The Investment Team is privileged to be advised and supported by Peter Cullum, Chairman of Global Risk Partners, and Andrew Sibbald, CEO of Evercore Europe and Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School. The Investment Team also enjoys support from Costas Andriopoulos, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship, and Paul Long, COO of Cass Business School.