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Top 6 Most Successful UK Investors

Sailun Tires

As a developed economy, the United Kingdom houses the best investment firms and multinational corporations around the world. As a result, many investors are behind the proper functioning of these businesses, and their investment portfolios amount to billions of dollars. These investors invest in startups, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and other assets. If you need the latest news and data on these assets, you can check websites like Now let’s discuss the top 6 investors in the UK!

Brent Hoberman

Brent Hoberman is a British entrepreneur and was co-founder of before the company was sold to Sabre for $1.1 billion. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Factory, Founders Forum & firstminute capital. His companies fund startups and provide seed capital to companies during their seed rounds.

Hoberman has been a non-executive director of TalkTalk, Shazam Entertainment, The Guardian News & Media, The Economist and LetterOne Technology.

He was awarded a CBE for services in entrepreneurship and business and now sits on the advisory boards of The Royal Academy. He has also invested in firms like Viagogo and CreativeLive.

Tom Teichman

Tom Teichman is the Executive Director and Chairman of Spark Ventures, a venture capital investor in Europe. In 1995 he founded NewMedia Investors(NMI) in London. NMI raised a lot of funds for startups and new businesses in need of seed funding. Some of these include;, System C Healthcare, ARC Risc Cores and many more.

Teichman is the Chairman of Edison Investment Research, Hardlyeverwornit, Doctify, The Boathouse, and Elevate Direct. He invested over $1.5 million in Simba sleep in 2016.

Peter Dubens

Peter Dubens is the managing partner of Oakley Capital Group and a renowned UK entrepreneur. Oakley is an investment company that manages investments in multiple assets valued at over $1 billion. He also established 365 media and Pipex, which were later sold for £110m and £220m, respectively.

Dubens also contributed towards raising £13 million for an investment agency – Dexters. He is also an investment partner at PROfounders Capital, who has bought and sold many successful businesses in his lifetime.

Alex Chesterman

Alex Chesterman is a British entrepreneur and investor who founded and co-founded many companies, including the popular online platform Cazoo. Before Cazoo was started up, he raised over £30 million in seed funding in 2018 and then £50 million in additional pre-launch funding. The business was launched in 2020, and he currently employs thousands of people via his various enterprises.

Back in 2007, he founded Zoopla, a company that became listed on the London Stock Exchange for over $1 billion.

He is now a well-known tech investor, and back in 2016, he was awarded an OBE for services to digital entrepreneurship.

Alexander Edward Chesterman has made 38 investments in total. His latest investment was the Seed Round – Pharmacierge on Oct 26, 2021, which raised about £1.3 million.

Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer is the CEO and board member of VIVA Investment Partners. She co-founded First Tuesday – a networking club, and then founded Ariadne Capital and Lattun Limited.

In 2010, she was selected as part of an advisory board to the British government. The panel was charged with advising the British government on the business policies that would improve and promote entrepreneurship in the country. 

Meyer is also an active angel investor. Meyer’s most recent personal investment was $1.2 million in Lime & Tonic. Her ‘entrepreneurs backing entrepreneurs’ initiative helped many new companies and startups, many of which grew tremendously over the years.

Neil Hutchinson

Neil Hutchinson is the Founder of NEON Adventures, a company which is active in lifestyle, technology and property. He has five portfolio companies, but his main interest is in Neon Adventures.

Back in 2004, he founded the Forward Internet Group. The company was focused on creating and investing in businesses across the web and in various sectors. It started as a digital marketing agency which is now valued at over $1billion.

Forward private equity acquired several brands across the web and helped them accelerate their growth and increase their reach. The company partnered with, and invested in many startups and businesses, including uSwitch and Factory Media.


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