“Start-up”, “scale-up”... We’re not interested in the labels - we care about ideas, the people behind them and helping to turn those ideas into reality. These are just some of the ambitious businesses we are working with.
Company bio: Founded in Bristol but expanding nationally, Friska offers seasonal, ethically sourced fresh food to eat in, take away or for office catering. The company received £3m of investment in 2017 from YFM equity Partners to finance its planned roll out.
Founders: With previous experience in food retail, economics and technology, Ed Brown and Griff Holland have been able to create an exceptional restaurant chain: great, healthy food backed up by impressive proprietary technology to run things efficiently and engage successfully with their customers.
how we’ve helped: we have worked with Ed and Griff since shortly after they founded Friska in 2009. Since then we have advised them through the various steps of their fund raising - initially funding from friends and family, then angel investment and most recently private equity.