Formed as the investment arm of three real estate businesses
Scalar North Capital was formed in 2015, investing balance sheet capital into early stage technology businesses. By 2020 Scalar North Capital had spun out, adding a diverse pool of HNW private capital.
Led by partners who have collectively exited multiple businesses, the team have established itself within the early-stage technology ecosystem.
Our investment principles
We look to back high-quality entrepreneurs with a track record of leadership and performance in the company’s specific industry or in prior entrepreneurial ventures. We also look at the team's passion, commitment, and ability to execute the outlined strategy.
There are plenty of great business ideas - but not all businesses will generate returns that justify funding. We favour solutions that address problems for large target markets (i.e. market size of £100m+). The company must demonstrate a strategy to claim significant market share or revenue.
When evaluating a business, it is crucial to assess whether it addresses a genuine pain point. The ultimate goal is to identify the benefits that the company provides and analyse how it sets itself apart from others in delivering those benefits. By doing so, we can determine the uniqueness and effectiveness of the company's approach.
We invest in companies that have attributes that convey competitive advantages that include intellectual property protection, key know-how, and scarce human resources (i.e. knowledge and skills). How defensible is the moat around the business and do these barriers to entry protect the business from competition within specific markets, geographies or over certain time-periods.
Is there a well conceived strategy around the businesses’ ability to achieve the key performance indicators (KPIs) / metrics that support growth. Will these KPIs/metrics support significant financing to enable the business to scale domestic and internationally? Are the financial projections based on sound assumptions? What are the hurdles, if any, and are they significant?
Scalar North Capital has experience investing across a range of sectors. Our expertise covers Property, Construction, Built Environment, Financial Services, Electronics and Telecoms. We are well placed to provide strategic and operational value-add, business mentorship and access to a well-established global professional network across these sectors. We do not invest in Bio-Tech, HealthTech or DeepTech.
Other important investment principles include: product, technology, exit strategy, risk factors, growth potential and use of proceeds.
How we help our companies
Active and regular board level engagement with management and executive teams.
We leverage industry expertise alongside strategic and operational value-add to supercharge growth.
Network of Industry Experts
Strategic network of operators, investors, corporates and institutions within real estate, the built environment and the wider early-stage technology ecosystem in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Strategic consultancy, fundraising and advisory support to start-ups, scale-ups and corporates.
Companies gain access to our marketing, events and podcast division.
One West Point Incubator
Co-working space at our new incubator at One West Point.
What our partners say about us
BBC Million by 30 💡 Angel Investor 🤝 Forbes Business Council
“Having an early-stage investor like Scalar North Capital which is fully invested in the success of our business and actively contributes to its growth is invaluable.”
Building 🛠️ and operating 3 tech startups in the last 10 years 💻
"Scalar North Capital has been an important partner in the development of Chip becoming one of London’s fastest-growing and well-funded FinTechs. They were one of our first investors and have supported us at every stage, right from the beginning through to over 500,000 users"
Offering 5,000➕ locations to securely store & exchange keys 🔑
“Having Scalar North Capital invest in KeyNest in our second funding round was a game changer. I couldn't be more grateful for their support and guidance during the early stages. They really went above and beyond, giving us valuable insights and connections that helped us with our product development and to grow our business”