Originally a web & app development agency, my company UltimateWeb has now pivoted to become a startup studio (i.e. working for equity on joint ventures rather than paid work.) We have a growing portfolio and are looking for people with great startup ideas to partner with.
Unique to Leicester?
The Leicester tech scene is very grassroots with a bootstrapping attitude and little of the “Silicon …” hype. Whilst more publicity and investment would be welcomed, it’s great to be surrounded by people who are quietly getting on with it!
Strengths & Challenges
We need to get more local founders to come out of the woodwork and help each other out with things like the Founders Round Table and mentoring sessions. Get that happening and I believe the investment and recognition will follow. We also need our public sector partners to support more grassroots activity rather than primarily focussing on big infrastructure projects.