Uniquely, our investors are often individuals who have achieved business success themselves and wish to provide more than just capital to start-ups. This is an important part of the Clever Clover advantage. Our supported companies benefit from outstanding expertise and peer networks that other accelerators just cannot provide.
Robin Williams has immersed himself in the start-up business arena. He is founder and managing director of his own start-up, Brighter Foods (voted Wales Start-Up of the Year 2016) and part of Clever Clover which mentors, supports and invests in start-ups across Europe.
Robin’s company, Brighter Foods, innovates, develops and produces snack bars for its business partners in the healthier added value sectors such as free-from and weight control. They’ve also launched their own bespoke snack bar -Wild Trail - already shortlisted for a Good Choice Quality Food Award. Robin says he met his fair share of challenges when he launched Brighter, including sourcing funding to design and build the company's own factory in Tywyn, Gwynedd. He credits his success (turnover was over £10m in the first full year of trading and he now employs over 150 people and can make over two hundred million snack bars a year) to a strong team, a sound knowledge of the sector, tenacity, a positive workplace culture, excellent quality and customer service and some creative thinking. Crucially he made sure the funding they finally secured to launch worked hard and delivered the momentum they needed to make a mark in this huge and growing market.
By combining investment, knowledge, expertise and a hand picked network of acclaimed Experts to help businesses we invest in grow and succeed, our vision is to become a go to European venture capital fund specializing in the ‘old economy’ investments.We fund early stage companies with innovative FMCG, travel,leisure and manufacturing ideas . Apply now!