Jim Mellon is arguably the UK’s most successful private investor. Featured in the top 10% of the Sunday Times Rich List for a number of years, Jim has an impressive track record of predicting global trends to help him pick successful investments. Notably, he foresaw the credit crunch of 2007–08 with his book Wake Up! Survive and Prosper in the Coming Economic Turmoil.

More recently, Jim has been investing heavily in the life sciences sector, which he describes as the next ‘money fountain’.

An audience of over 500 joined Jim Mellon on the 24th November to hear his top tips for successful investing in early-stage businesses.

During the event, we also launched our new industry-defining report on early-stage investing: Rise of the Growth Hunters.

In 2015, The Diabetic Boot Company (now Pulse Flow Technologies) raised £1,764,493 on SyndicateRoom, with lead-investment coming from Jim Mellon himself and an average investment of £21,784. To invest in opportunities like this, create a free account with SyndicateRoom by clicking on the button below.

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Rise of the Growth Hunters

Jim is a visionary entrepreneur with a flair for identifying emerging global trends. Most notably, he predicted the credit crunch of 2007–08 in his book, Wake Up! Survive and Prosper in the Coming Economic Turmoil.

Jim has built a worldwide business empire through investing and is frequently numbered among the top 10% in the Sunday Times Rich List. He holds a master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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