Smart Anchor Ventures works alongside founders of innovative companies, helping entrepreneurs succeed with the support of an experienced, stable team that knows how to scale a business.

Working alongside and investing in early-stage UK technology companies with high growth potential from its base in Cardiff, Smart Anchor Ventures focuses in particular on businesses located in Wales. Led by Mark Hindmarsh and Peter Jones, the company works with early-stage, growth-stage and exit-ready businesses.

What does the company offer?

The team offers a hands-on approach to enabling and facilitating growth acceleration and value creation. As part of its team the company boasts individuals who have co-founded and successfully exited numerous businesses, and therefore have a wealth of knowledge around the challenges and difficulties of running and scaling an early-stage venture.

Smart Anchor Ventures was created as an investor syndicate, incorporating high-net-worth individuals, family offices and private-equity organisations.

The group is sector agnostic, but does have a specific focus on technology. What is crucial, however, is that the management team of any company working with them is ambitious and has a realistic plan to grow or scale.


  • Investment pre-qualification and due diligence
  • Partnership development
  • Capital fundraising
  • Founder mentoring
  • Board advisory services
  • Company growth acceleration
  • Strategy and planning for an exit

The Smart Anchor Ventures portfolio of companies worked with includes, among others, Nudjed, Ramp and Bean & Gone.

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