Why I’m giving back to UK businesses
Martin Port explains why he’s looking to invest in, and support, other UK businesses.
Last year I took the major step of selling a majority stake in BigChange, the workforce management platform I founded a decade ago to revolutionise the way businesses operate.
I’m still involved in BigChange through my role as chairman – I love the company and hope to take it to the unicorn $1bn status in the next three years.
However, alongside my BigChange work I am looking to invest in other fast-growing technology businesses.
Throughout the course of my career, I have been extraordinarily lucky to have worked with some amazing people and to have received investment and guidance that helped me build three successful businesses.
Now I want to back the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Exciting growth potential
I’m looking for companies with exciting growth potential. This is why I recently decided to invest a seven-figure sum in RatedPeople, a fast-growing online tradesperson marketplace.
It was my first-ever angel investment, and I’m looking for more companies to work with.
You can tell a lot about a business by who is running the company. I am looking for entrepreneurs or company directors who understand the importance of exceptional customer service and who are also fantastic leaders when it comes to managing their employees.
I will do all I can to help bright businesspeople and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life and build extraordinary businesses.
Got an exciting opportunity for me? Get in touch….