Interested in investing in businesses embracing the potential of Britain’s diversity?

The Create Equity Fund

A new venture fund, which brings together several entrepreneur networks (including Create Equity) and specialist media investor Station 12.

Investment:
The fund will invest between £250k and £2m in 18 ethnically diverse and female founders in the creative industry over the next three years.

Objective:
Addressing the historical underinvestment in Black, ethnically diverse and female founders.

Industry:
Media, entertainment, sports, fashion and gaming.

Team:
Investment manager: Station 12, advisor: Create Equity.

Suitable for professional investors only. Capital at Risk. The Create Equity Fund will be managed by Station12 Asset Management Ltd, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Number 779914.

The problem

 

Just 0.24% of venture capital investment go to all ethnic teams, while they represent 14% of the UK population. Less than 1% go to all female founders team.

The market

 

Demand from Black, ethnically diverse and female-led enterprises, which represent 10% and 37% of the UK entrepreneurs respectively, is significantly above the current investment offered.

The opportunity

 

Generating a healthy financial return whilst addressing the historical under-investment in diverse-led and female-led businesses.

Investment criteria

Sector
Media, entertainment, sports, fashion, and gaming.
Investment requirement
S/EIS capacity available and SEIS/EIS advanced assurance
Location
United Kingdom
Stage of company
Early stage / growth stage
Key financial requirements
Close to revenue generation/revenue generating
Diverse
Led by racially diverse or female founders or delivering products serving these groups

Sourcing the best Black, ethnically diverse and female led investee companies from existing pipeline and entrepreneur networks.

Focusing on high growth diverse companies in the media, entertainment, sports, fashion, and gaming sector.

Driving investees’ returns by providing board and business support.

The team has 60 years’ sector experience, and 30 years of successfully developing diverse talent

Investment team led by Patrick Bradley, MD of Station 12

Patrick has 30 years Sports, Entertainment and Knowledge experience. As former founder and CEO of a venture capital arm of a specialist media investor he has successfully made investments in all sectors of media including TV, music, live events, and gaming.


Station 12 has a strong investment track record, and a wide range of deal origination sources from founders, talent, studios, producers, family offices, high net worth individuals, advisors, academics, journalists, and senior executives of global companies.

Advisor: Kevin Osborne, CEO of Create Equity & MeWe360

Kevin is the CEO of two creative industry entrepreneur networks, MeWe360 and Create Equity. He has 30 years experience of finding, developing and investing in untapped talent, including from ethnically diverse, female and working class communities.


Over the past 10 years, Kevin has supported 3,500 entrepreneurs through coaching, consultancy, mentoring and access to finance.

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Suitable for professional investors only. Capital at Risk. The Create Equity fund will be managed by Station12 Asset Management Ltd, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Number 779914.