Forward-thinking capital for the UK’s next top tech businesses. Forward invests in exceptional startups through venture funding, focusing on pre-seed and seed stage investments in eCommerce, marketplace and applied AI. Forward’s latest proposition, Advances, lends cash to growing businesses - letting them borrow against their revenues without the
need to sell equity. All businesses funded by Forward get exclusive access to their in-house Studio team, leveraging expertise across product development, digital marketing, branding and much more.
Forward’s portfolio includes Lexoo - an AI-powered legal outsourcing solution; Patch Plants, the leading online UK plant store; Ably a technology company that builds realtime infrastructure for the internet; Apexx, a global payments platform that consolidates providers to improve retail conversion; Cherryz, an eCommerce company focused on essentials and Koru Kids, a childcare company revolutionising nanny sharing. Forward was founded in 2013 by Nic Brisbourne.