By providing a network of investors we provide a series of ways for our startups to gain access to finance needed to help them grow their businesses.

If you are a High Net Worth or Sophisticated Investor and would like to find out more and get involved with our programme contact Liz O’Driscoll.

Stuart Nicol

Investment Advisor

Stuart has had more than his fair share of adventure. He remains a curious , questioning, amused, determined, empathetic, helpful yet fallible human. He has over 15 years’ experience of investing in over 40 small to medium UK firms (from satellite operators to funeral directors). He has worked for a variety of firms including Octopus Investments, Crowdcube and himself. He’s studied at Loughborough, RMA Sandhurst and London Business School and his family home is now in Devon.

He works with Exeter City Futures & Oxygen House to help select applicants & co-investors. He has helped Oxygen House in the design of its investment support. He assists those on the programmes with advice on further fund raising.

He gets inspiration & energy from mentoring entrepreneurs & coaching high growth businesses. He does his best to provide wisdom in return.

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Nick Sprague

Angel Investor

Passionate local businessman with background in start-ups. B2B in areas as diverse as Food, Medical, Finance mixed with philanthropy. Supporting Exeter and all initiatives that help this fine City look forward and prosper. Chiefs sponsor and avid supporter.

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