SyndicateRoom was founded in 2013 as an online investment platform facilitating direct EIS investments into highly-vetted startups.

By focusing on investor and industry needs, it has developed an enviable track record and has helped raise £250m in investment across multiple equity products to build a portfolio of over 190 companies. SyndicateRoom has raised over £12m for its EIS funds to date.

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How we got here

SyndicateRoom started when co-founders Gonçalo de Vasconcelos and Tom Britton, then studying for their MBAs at Cambridge Judge Business School, saw that things were hugely unequal for people in the UK who wanted to invest some of their money in exciting young businesses. Where big institutional investors were able to get in on the ground floor of these trailblazing startups, investors like you were getting locked out.

They wanted to build a network through which people could invest in sophisticated startup opportunities from all sectors on the same terms as family offices and VCs.

Thus the investor-led model was born. It means that on SyndicateRoom, a named professional leads every deal, doing expert due diligence, investing their own capital and negotiating the terms on behalf on all SyndicateRoom investors, making sure your interests are represented.

We also ensure that our investors retain legal protections such as pre-emption rights, giving you the opportunity to maintain your shareholding the next time the company raises money rather than having your stake in the business diluted.

Meet our team

We're a tech company made up of developers, marketers and analysts all working towards a single shared goal: to unite serious investors with the best businesses in the country.

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Graham Schwikkard


Graham joined SR as Head of Operations in 2017, after seven years as a management consultant. He has significant experience of helping companies develop market strategies and optimise business models. He also has in-depth technical expertise, focused on maximising efficiency, and was responsible for creating and implementing new, automated systems throughout the company.

Francesca O'Brien

Head of Client Relations & Investments

Fran has worked in investments for six years, her knowledge spanning all sectors from life sciences to e-commerce to film. Fran's investment commentary has been quoted in The Times, The Telegraph and CityAM.

Miruna Girtu

Venture Partner

Miruna is on a mission to find and actively support the next generation of bold entrepreneurs. She works closely with a wide range of investors and ecosystems across Europe, mentors startups, and covers venture capital and the startup ecosystem as a contributor for

Tom Britton


Tom's day-to-day focus is on driving the strategy, culture, and business development efforts of SR.

Edward Hume-Kendall

Portfolio Manager

Ed is responsible for overseeing and optimising the work of the Client Relations and Investments team. He manages the underlying portfolio as well as the administration and execution of investments by SR funds.

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We'd love to hear from you. If you're an entrepreneur looking to raise funding, complete this two-minute form and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Phone: 01223 478558

Investor hotline (for existing investors): 0800 368 9188

General enquiries: [email protected]

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