FKA launched in May of 2014, 12 angels, 1 comical logo. James Hoseason volunteered to drum up sponsors but only after personally paying creative agency Toast to professionalise Rudi's logo sketch. Thank you, James!
KPMG promptly liked the improved logo in 2015 and has hosted our pitch nights ever since, rain or shine—bar Covid. Lojo and Potentia joined the ranks of our supporters soon after. In later years several startups also jumped in to give us and our portfolio companies a leg up. Thank you, all!
From 12 in 2014 to 72 active angels now, new joiners in 2021: Krishna Guda, Ewart MacLucas, Ashley Smout, David Eldor, Stephen Smith, Jeff Skidmore, Geoff Cossey, and Caro Williams.
From 2, StretchSense and Kami, to 32 portfolio companies now, new in 2021: XP42 - OneReg, Mindful Muslim, Happy Moose, Cerulean, Sea Logs, HazEL, Integration Fox, and AV Gaming Fund. 3 have folded leaving 29 active portfolio companies.
From $448k in 2014 to just over $4m invested (still investing) this year. We're also returning nearly $11m to 60 investors in 2021.