The Garage Soho is an early stage investor and brand builder. We invest £100K - £500K into companies pre-series A with a focus on technology enabled consumer brands.

The team work closely with portfolio companies on their brand strategy, creative and media partnerships from the outset and throughout their journey to exit.

Sir John Hegarty

Co-founder of The Garage. Creative founder of international advertising agency BBH.

Tom Teichman

Co-founder of The Garage. Founder of SPARK Ventures.

Nick Kendall

Founding Partner - The Garage Soho, Electric Glue & Broken

Kevin Brown

Founding Partner of The Garage Soho, Electric Glue & Broken

Ben Lee

Managing Director of The Garage.

Andy Betton

Partner of The Garage. Financial Director of SPARK Ventures.

Opal Turner

Creative & Project Manager at The Garage.

Kiko Duffy

Partner of The Garage. Founder of SPARK Ventures.

Lauren Phillips

PA/Office Manager at The Garage.

Satu Hietanen

Accounts at The Garage. SPARK Ventures Financial controller.


The Garage is the coming together of creative and capital.

Sir John Hegarty and a leading team from the global advertising agency BBH have teamed up with Tom Teichman and his team from Spark Ventures to create a unique proposition for high growth start-ups.

SPARK was set up by Tom Teichman, the SPARK management team brings its exceptional track-record and expertise in early-stage investing and network within the digital media sectors. Previous investments include, ARC, mergermarket, MADE and

Sir John Hegarty was the Creative Founder of BBH. The Agency made their name as a champion of creativity with countless award -winning pieces of work and seven international offices. Notable brands they’ve helped to build include Audi (“Vorsprung durch Technik”), Lynx (“The Lynx Effect”) and Johnnie Walker (“Keep Walking”). In 2012 BBH was sold to Publicis.


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