A science to building businesses
A venture builder brings together its resources, infrastructure, network and experience to help entrepreneurs take their ideas from conception to scale, maturity and exit. This shared ecosystem works to improve speed and likelihood of success. It differs from the classic venture capital model, where investors simply distribute capital among ideas and teams, hoping one in five or ten might make it big. Venture builders bring a lot more than just capital.
Hands-on support and services
It’s a hands-on model where experienced entrepreneurs work side by side with the company’s founders, and all businesses have access to a central pool of shared services, such as legal advice, finance expertise, talent acquisition and online marketing (all provided by the Blenheim Chalcot Venture Builder Services team).
Commercial model for sustained growth, not quick wins
In exchange for all this support, entrepreneurs are expected to give up a higher share of their company earlier in the process. At Blenheim Chalcot we typically expect to take the majority stake of any company we build. This model has allowed us to stay nimble and create more valuable businesses that solve real customer needs, offering a higher probability of success for all involved.
We manage our investment through Blenheim Chalcot Finance Limited (BCI)*. BCI structures our investment, advises our portfolio companies on financing, supports sourcing of external equity and debt capital for the Group and helps provide the financial knowledge and discipline our companies need to grow.
*BCI Finance Limited is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 605912.