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Upscale is a network of 30 amazing UK tech companies scaling fast, scaling together!

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Upscale: A bespoke programme for you

IN COMPANY WITH OUR WORLD CLASS SCALE COACHES

Learn from a curated group of the most influential tech entrepreneurs from the UK and beyond

THE KNOWLEDGE AND POWER TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS

Access the most powerful advice on how to address the growth barriers you’re facing

TOGETHER WITH A NETWORK OF THE FINEST UK TECH COMPANIES

Share your scaling journey with C-Suite from the UK’s most exciting companies

Background

Upscale company requirements

FUNDING

You have just completed Series A or equivalent funding OR you have £500K revenues (if bootstrapped)

TRACTION

You are able to demonstrate a high level of month on month growth on your key business metrics

LOCATION

You are a UK headquartered company

Meet Our Scale Coaches

FOUNDERS

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Ricardo Zacconi
Chief Executive Officer

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Lesley Eccles
Co-Founder

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Martha Lane Fox
Executive Chair

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Brent Hoberman
‎Executive Chairman

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David Buttress
Chief Executive Officer

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Jess Butcher
Co-Founder & Director

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Michael Acton Smith
Founder

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Anne-Marie Huby
Co-Founder/Managing Director

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Wendy Tan White
‎General Partner

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Saul Klein
Co-Founder

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Simon Calver
Chairman

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Alexandra Depledge
Founder and CEO of Hassle.com

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Patrick Campbell
Co-Founder & CEO

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Niklas Zennström (Previous)
Founder of Skype

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Doug Monro
Co-Founder of Adzuna

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Greg Marsh
Co-Founder and CEO of One Fine Stay

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LEADERSHIP

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Shane Corstorphine
‎General manager, Americas

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Lenn Kurtzman
Chief Financial Officer

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Joe Zawadzki
Chief Executive Officer

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Amir Kfir
‎Advisory Board Member

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Jerry Colonna
Chief Executive Officer

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Tracy Doree
Co-Founder and CEO of LLustre

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Anthony Fletcher
CEO of Graze

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INVESTORS

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Tom Hulme
General Partner

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Suranga Chandratillake
General Partner

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Brad Feld
Co-Founder of Techstars

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David Norris
Partner at Forward Partners

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Upscale Alumni

Highlights of the first pilot programme:

Upscale is for Series A (or equivalent) companies facing the following challenges

Team

  • Retaining star players
  • Setting equity compensation
  • Quality recruiting at scale

Leadership

  • Scaling company culture
  • Maintaining team morale
  • Managing the board

Company

  • Shaping the future vision
  • Taking your business global
  • Raising further funds

A tailored programme to power your scaling journey

 

Life is too short to make mistakes in isolation. Learn how to power your company to scale from our world class Scale Coaches, individuals who have built some of the most successful digital companies of our time.

Based on feedback from experienced tech entrepreneurs, we’ve curated bespoke workshops & mentoring sessions to address the most challenging growth barriers facing your company.

Upscale: scale fast, scale together.

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HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES

6

MONTHS

30

SESSIONS AND SOCIALS

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SCALE COACHES

Your involvement, if selected:

BE ENGAGED

You or your C-Suite must commit to attending the majority of Upscale sessions in order to get the most out of the programme.

GIVE BACK

Upon graduation we request that you return as a Scale Coach to share your learnings with the next group of Upscale companies.

AND IT’S ALL FREE OF CHARGE

Our Scale Coaches and the Upscale programme partners are sharing their time and expertise free of charge to help you grow.

What’s on the agenda?

Sessions

WORKSHOPS & MENTORING
  • How to scale yourself
  • How to hire fast while hiring right
  • How to find and get the most out of your board
  • How to set and align your team to a vision
  • How to internationalise more effectively
  • How to think about future fundraising
SCALE COACHES FROM:

Upscale sessions will be lead by our amazing Scale Coaches.

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DINNERS & DRINKS

Get to know this fantastic group of people through our series of intimate workshops and social events held at the offices of global tech companies, such as Amazon Web Services.

LAUNCH & GRADUATION

Our Upscale events will bring you together with high profile tech, government and business leaders.

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Our launch event – with Rio Ferdinand and Ben Saunders:

Made possible thanks to:

Advisors and Judges

Programme partners