DON'T START A BUSINESS, BUILD A BRAND.



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

Partner of The Garage. Ex-BBH Global Strategy Director.

Kevin Brown

Partner of The Garage. Ex-BBH Media Director, Founder BBH Sport.

Ben Lee

Head of New Business at The Garage. Ex-TMT Strategy consultant.

Andy Betton

Partner of The Garage. Financial Director of SPARK Ventures.

Moira Rizopoulos

Creative Project Director at The Garage.

Kiko Duffy

Partner of The Garage. Founder of SPARK Ventures.

Opal Turner

Creative & Project Manager at The Garage.

Satu Hietanen

Accounts at The Garage. SPARK Ventures Financial controller.

ABOUT US


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 lastminute.com, ARC, mergermarket, MADE and notonthehighstreet.com.


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.

EXITS

IMI Mobile

Provides converged mobile technology platforms and content services to mobile operators and media companies around the world.

Not On The High Street

The leading curated online marketplace connecting the best small creative businesses with the world.

Academia.edu

A platform for academics to share research papers and monitor analytics around the impact of their research.

ARC

Research Catalog.

Kobalt Music

Provides technology solutions for a more transparent, efficient and empowering future for rights owners.

Lastminute.com

Among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry.

Made.com

Makes high-end, designer furniture accessible for all.

Camden Town Brewery

London Brewery on a mission to become the UK's favourite beer.

Mind Candy

British entertainment company specialising in the development of global entertainment brands.

Merger Market

The must-have intelligence and news service for anyone involved in mergers and acquisitions.