Helping great teams build great businesses


Kingsbury Ventures offers funding, consultancy, advisory and board services to technology companies and their investors.

Sector specialisations include Fintech, mobile, digital marketing and security related technologies and services companies.

The key focus is assisting high potential businesses that can grow fast and build shareholder value.



Nick Kingsbury



Emmy Botterman


Business Development

The founder, Nick Kingsbury has 30 years experience in business, of which 12 was in the role of CEO for two software companies, and 7 was as Sector Partner for the international venture capital company 3i. Nick is an experienced international software entrepreneur and venture Nick is an experienced international software entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He started his career with one of the leading UK software houses before setting up his own software and consultancy company in the mid-1980s. He sold this business to Staffware plc in 1996, shortly after which the combined entity floated on AIM.


He then spent eight years at the venture capitalist 3i as global sector head for software and internet investments. With 3i he advised the local investment teams on over 80 investments and took board roles with a number of portfolio companies and built relationships with many of the large tech industry acquirers mostly in the US.


Since 2007 Nick has acted as advisor to some venture capital funds including the London Technology Fund, C5 Capital a cyber security specialist, and also has advised and invested in a number of early stage technology companies.


From 2011 to 2015 Nick chaired the board of Accumuli plc, an AIM listed cyber security specialist. Nick hired the CEO; initiated the sale of a non-core business unit, helped build the management team and oversaw 6 acquisitions. Accumuli was sold to NCC Group for £55m in April 2015, a 5x return for early investors.


Currently he serves as non-executive director for three early stage companies Tailored, Loot and PushFor, and for Objective Corporation, an Australian ASX quoted information management software company. He is a non-executive director for Growthpoint Technology Partners UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of the Menlo Park based  technology investment bank. He is active in a number of cyber security initiatives such as CyLon and the Accelerator Academy cyber security hackathon. He also is a mentor at the Accelerator Academy and works with a number of digital media companies.




Emmy Botterman is an experienced senior business development professional with extensive experience in the technology and start-up sectors.


She started her career with EY in Brussels where she became a key player in the company’s European association management practice, covering software, technology and industrial sectors.


This was followed by business development roles with mobile technology start-ups Digital Rum (mobile transaction and ticketing platform), Mobilitec (download platform acquired by Lucent), Playphone, Connect2media (mobile games publisher), Scoreloop and Lumi Technologies.


She was responsible for go-to-market strategies, business development and revenue growth, and successfully closed pivotal deals with leading European mobile operators as well as launching new business lines.


Emmy joined Kingsbury Ventures in 2010 and is working with a number of start-ups and early stage companies in an interim capacity focused on developing sales and account strategies as well as tactical solutions to generate growth.










Due Diligence for Private Equity and Venture Capital companies

Portfolio company reviews

Board appointments for companies at inflection points in their growth.

Advisory Services on Funding Strategy for high growth companies.

Consultancy services for corporate and international market development


Kingsbury Ventures can call on a network of associates to assist when necessary.

     Portfolio Reviews and Due Diligence Reports


Over the last 18 years Nick Kingsbury has undertaken over 220 portfolio reviews and due diligence projects on software, Internet and mobile technology companies for Venture Capital investors.


Today a packaged service is offered both for new investment due diligence and portfolio reviews.


This package involves initial research, management team meetings and report production and can often be completed within 10 days.


Reports typically follow the following structure:

1. Introduction


2. Company Overview

    . Background (history, core DNA, geographic coverage  etc)

    . Markets

    . Customer Business Drivers

    . Management Team

3. Competition

    . Key competitors

    . Key differentiators

4. Financial Plan

    . Financial plans

    . Pipeline assessment



5. Value Growth and Exit

    . Investment structure proposed,

    . Key value drivers

    . Exit options , acquirer candidates

6. General Observations (actionable)

    . Product / technology

    . Financial

    . Market conditions, Credit Crunch  impact

    . The proposed  investment

7. Conclusions

    . Attractiveness of the investment. Key issues

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