Early Stage Investing
& Hands-On Help and Support
for Digital Businesses

Performous is all about helping early stage digital entrepreneurs. We’re not a typical investment company. Our purpose is to work with founders to help them get their ideas off the ground, build products, grow and inspire teams, and access further funding. We work alongside people with good ideas and act as co-founders. With more than 20 years of hands-on experience developing and growing successful digital businesses across a wide range of B2B and B2C sectors, we can walk as well as talk.

Companies we're invested in...

20 Years Experience Creating Digital Businesses

What We Help With

Practical help based on real experience

Market Research & Planning

It’s because we’ve been creating and investing in digital businesses since the 90s that we know how to validate an idea, test a market, and put in place the essential building blocks that help a project, product, or business succeed. More…

Company Setup, Support and Advice

A partner that can be trusted to guide you step by step through the process of starting a business, and putting in place the structure that makes best sense for you. More…

Branding, Marketing and Positioning

Every business needs a name, an image, a brand, and to know where it fits in the marketplace. We love start-up businesses and have dozens under our belt. More…

Funding – Cash when you need it most

Every business needs cash or investment at some point. That may be short term funding to assist with working capital, or longer term growth funding in exchange for an equity partner. More…

Product Specification, Hiring, Outsourcing

With real, practical experience of working with 100s of customers on digital projects we’re well positioned to help you create great digital products. More…

Product Design, Build, UI/UX

Following on from the specification stage, we can help steer you to beautiful products that delight your customers. More…

Product Marketing, Lead Generation, SEO/SEM/SMM

Developing the 1st [2nd, 3rd] version of your product is only the start. It’s often the easy bit. Reaching prospective customers is the hard bit. More…

Contacts, Networking and Partnerships

More often than not, the spark that can ignite a business is the right introduction at the right time. More…

Questions We're Asked

I only need capital. Can you help?

Yes. If you only need funding and are willing to part with equity we can invest if we like you, your team, and your business model.

I don’t have a business. Only an idea. Are you interested?

Yes. We’re happy to have a chat about a project that may only be at the idea stage. Contact us and we can let you know if we’re interested in learning more.

I don’t need funding and don’t want to give up equity. Does that mean we can’t work together?

Our preference is to take an equity stake in the businesses we work with. That doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to work together. Just ask or let us know how you think we can help.

How big is the team?

Very small. We don’t need a big team to do what we do best. If you need help to expand we can often connect you with experts that can help.

Performous is all about helping early stage digital entrepreneurs. We’re not a typical investment company. Our purpose is to work with founders to help them get their ideas off the ground, build products, grow and inspire teams, and access further funding. We work alongside people with good ideas and act as co-founders. With more than 20 years of hands-on experience developing and growing successful digital businesses across a wide range of B2B and B2C sectors, we can walk as well as talk.