International investment firm Hambro Perks has today announced the appointment of Sam Marchant as Investment Associate. In his role, Sam will focus on identifying and growing Hambro Perks’ portfolio of companies by focusing on early stage and primary investments for the HP Leaders Fund, the firm’s flagship £100m venture fund, and the Hambro Perks Growth EIS.
Bringing his experience as both a founder and early-stage investor, Sam is based in London and will work alongside the investment team to identify and invest in innovative growth companies. Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Sam co-founded a low sugar cereal bar brand and scaled this business from a start-up to an internationally recognised challenger brand. Sam joins Hambro Perks from Ascension Ventures where he focused on pre-seed and seed stage investment opportunities for impact focused companies across a range of sectors.
Tom Bradley, Partner at Hambro Perks, said: “Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience as a founder that will be an asset to Hambro Perks as we are seeing significant opportunity among early-stage companies. Sam’s investment experience with innovative companies across sectors and relationships with commercial experts will help drive value in our portfolio. I am delighted to welcome Sam to the business and look forward to working together.”
Speaking on his appointment, Sam Marchant said: “I’m looking forward to working with such an impressive team at Hambro Perks, who have made a number of notable investments in early-stage companies. Having been a founder myself, I admire the team’s commitment to investing and helping drive value creation in companies that recognise innovation and have high growth potential.”
Sam is also the founder of Forward Pursuit, a podcast focused on providing insights and practical learnings from exited founders, angel investors and innovators.