Investment & Consulting

Hi, I’m Andrew Lockley.  I’m looking for ‘boring businesses‘ to help develop

Sector preference :  SaaS, eCommerce, marketplaces
Exits : 5, typically MBO, average current valuation >£5M
Current holdings : 10+ active projects
Stage preference : personal investment – first in; fundraising <£2M rounds
Investment type : sweat, initial cash, investment in fundraising process
Skillset: strategy, finance, sales/marketing, UX, CRO


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Investment Portfolio and Exits

Facilities management


Trade sale; N/A

Payments processing

Ordinary shares

MBO; trading/expanding

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Ordinary shares

MBO; trading

Virtual estate agency

Share option

Option buyback; trading/expanding

The information given is: sector; instrument type, exit type; last known status. Founder shares are marked*

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Recent Posts

Pleasant words

“Just a quick note to let you know that we were successful in getting onto the Startup Bootcamp programme which could really catapult the business forward.

I am in no doubt that you really helped us […]

By |January 4th, 2017|Categories: Consultancy|

Investment Portfolio and Exits

Here’s the list of my current portfolio and exits.  Broadly, these go from oldest to newest.  The information given is: sector; instrument type, exit type; last known status.  Founder shares are marked*.  Where available, value at […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Investments|

Client reference from James of StreetStream courier marketplace

“Andrew is straight talking and blunt and will not be to everyone’s taste. But if you are prepared to listen to what you might not want to hear, you can definitely learn something about your […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Categories: Consultancy|

There’s no room for ‘good’ on the internet

What’s wrong with good?  We all like good food, we all want good haircuts, and we all want to live in a good area.  What’s wrong with good?  Don’t good businesses do well?

They used to.

Imagine […]

By |June 6th, 2015|Categories: Consultancy|

Miser Hacks for Founders

Far too many entrepreneurs waste money at the same time as running around trying to raise it – often from me.  A little frugality goes a long way to helping a firm hit breakeven, and also […]

By |June 6th, 2015|Categories: Investments|

Cheapskates, thieves – and why you should encourage them

Everyone likes a bargain – but some are prepared to go further than others.  People have a sliding moral scale.  Few will smash-and-grab at a jewellery store, but if an insurance firm accidentally paid us twice […]

By |February 7th, 2015|Categories: Consultancy|

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