Qi3 has recently branched out in to the investment world with a new venture – Qi3 Accelerator.
Qi3 Accelerator supports faster and more effective commercialisation by sharing risk for clients who need industry and commercial expertise without the expense of full time staff or high upfront fees. We can invest both cash and “sweat” in return for equity and / or success fees. Our primary domains of interest are environmental sustainability, security and high value manufacturing.
We are looking to work with two types of business:
Accelerate to Growth
We support companies with established sales who see the opportunity for a step change in growth rate. This change is effected through strategic positioning, energising the business for growth, delivering additional management and sales / marketing resources and provision of expansion finance if required. Our focus is on helping the business to accelerate its growth in a manageable way to enhance shareholder value.
Accelerate to Market
We work with new technology businesses where we can see the route through product development to first sales and strategic alliances. We are able to provide support for business development, project management and company strategy, acting in an executive or non-executive role. We have extensive contacts within organisations seeking novel technologies. Our focus is on building the value of the business as it reaches the critical stage of first revenue.
Our market domains of interest are primarily Sustainability (Environmental and Clean Technologies) and Security and Detection as well as High Value Manufacturing. We will consider other areas where we feel we can add value through our in-house team and our broader Associate network.
We have already made our first investment and now seek more businesses seeking financial and commercial management support. Investees should be able to demonstrate a clear vision, a strong team and technology or product at a satisfactory level of readiness. We must also feel that the business is capable of being accelerated over a period of 12-18 months.
We operate a professional, staged screening process for all prospective investments and will provide feedback and support along the way
Nathan Hill is developing Qi3 Accelerator with Robin Higgons taking over as Managing Director of the operating business of Qi3. A team of trusted staff and Associates are working with Qi3 Accelerator to evaluate, invest and support companies.
If your business works in one of our priority domains and seeks acceleration to growth or market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 422404 for a confidential discussion.