The UK's Award Winning pre-seed fund

Award-Winning Investors backing Entrepreneurs from Pre-Seed to Exit. Investments via Haatch Angel and our SEIS, EIS & Follow On funds from Haatch Ventures.

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The Haatch Thesis

Haatch invests £100k-£500k into the next generation of digital disrupters from our SEIS and EIS tax-efficient funds.

We’re a team of hands-on value creators. We have been there, built, scaled and sold our own companies. We use that knowledge, experience and network to accelerate the growth of portfolio businesses via our hands-on “Smart Money” approach, providing support in many areas, including go-to-market, digital development and marketing.

2018 - Haatch
Silicon Valley unicorn Quotient acquires Elevaate
2015 - SP
Stickyeyes acquires Zazzle Media
2011 - SWW
Morrisons PLC Acquires Kiddicare

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Co-Founder, Partner

Scott Weavers-Wright OBE

Scott is best-known for founding one of Britain’s largest e-commerce businesses Kiddicare.com which was subsequently acquired in cash for £70m, by Morrisons, one of the UK’s largest supermarkets.

Reaching 6th on the Retail-Week Power List, Scott is regarded by many as one of the UK’s most innovative business professionals in retail.

After the Kiddicare acquisition, Scott became Managing Director and Chief Architect for Morrisons.com and has a wealth of experience in building and scaling large e-commerce businesses across the UK, most notably Kiddicare.com.

Founding Haatch, Scott has invested in, and developed businesses in the areas of ad tech, B2B SaaS (software as a service) and retail tech within the FMCG market including Elevaate, founded in 2014, enabling supplier monetisation programs across retailer websites.

Co-Founder, Partner

Fred Soneya

Fred was responsible for a number of high profile, large-scale innovation projects across one of the UK’s largest e-commerce businesses Kiddicare.com and post-acquisition, supermarket giant Morrisons.

Fred created award-winning, digital customer experiences bridging the online-offline gap in one of the UK’s largest grocers, Morrisons. This included the launch of browse and order points, mobile payments and electronic shelf edge labels powered by early stage technology companies.

To achieve this Fred worked with cutting edge early stage technology start-ups to integrate and piece together award-winning customer experiences.

Co-founding Haatch in 2013, Fred runs the investment process end-to-end and works with portfolio businesses in advisory and board roles.

Partner

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett is VP of Android GTM for Google leading teams in APAC, US and EMEA to help support our Android ecosystem partners. Previous to his current role he held the position of Hardware Partnerships lead for Google in APAC heading up Google’s hardware sales team in APAC working with retailers, carriers and other B2B partners to grow market share in a range of categories with products such as Pixel, Google Home, Nest and Chromecast. Before this he led the international business of Google Play focused on growing Google’s digital content business for games, apps, film and other content verticals in EMEA, APAC, and LATAM.

Prior to Google, Mark was the Managing Director of Blinkbox Music, part of Tesco, where he grew the streaming music service to over 2.5 million users in 18 months. Previous to this, Mark held posts at Sainsbury’s, Global Media Vault, Microsoft, HMV, Warner Music UK and EMI.

Mark read Economics & Politics at University of Bath.

Partner

Simon Penson

Building a bootstrapped business is never an easy process, particularly when your sector focus is B2B and where people are the only asset, but that is exactly what Simon had done with Zazzle Media.

The digital marketing agency grew from nothing to delivering an EBIT north of £1 million in just under 6 years before being sold into one of the world’s biggest advertising holding companies (IPG).

As a result of that journey he is now seen as one of the most prominent minds in digital marketing and is regularly asked to speak and write about cutting edge digital growth both in the UK and around the world.

His real world experience in people management, building profitable start-ups and marketing make him an extremely valuable member of the central team.

Our attitude towards (very)

early-stage investing

S/EIS Eligible

Haatch Ventures invests in SEIS & EIS eligible businesses at pre-seed and seed.

MVP to PMF

We love to see an MVP to visualise the application of your product at scale.

Digital

Haatch invests in category-killing, disruptive companies with digital technology at their core.

Investment

We participate in rounds between £150k – £2m that provide 18 months runway.

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