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Jenson Funding Partners welcomes new partners to drive the next phase of growth

Mar 4, 2024

Jenson Funding Partners, a leading early-stage Venture Capital fund manager, is proud to announce a strategic collaboration with Simon Andreas Hofmann and Mitul Ruparelia, founders of Fortius Partners, to leverage our collective experience with early-stage businesses. This dynamic partnership marks a significant milestone for everyone as we embark on a journey to support innovation that impacts the transition to net zero.

For over a decade, Jenson Funding Partners has been at the forefront of investing in pre-seed and seed stage companies, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to fostering innovation and fuelling entrepreneurial success. The firm has also managed a follow-on EIS fund, collectively raising over £24 million and investing in 140 companies. Notably, Jenson’s dedication to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles led to the attainment of its B Corp Certification and the launch of a GP/LP fund in 2023.

Simon Andreas Hofmann and Mitul Ruparelia, distinguished veterans in value creation in mid-market private equity, bring a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the table. Their expertise will play a pivotal role in shaping sustainable growth strategies for Jenson Funding Partners, propelling the firm towards new heights of success and innovation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Simon and Mitul to the Jenson family as we embark on the next chapter of our growth journey,” remarked Sarah Barber, CEO of Jenson Funding Partners. “Their extensive experience in later stage investment and corporate strategy will be invaluable assets to our team, enabling us to explore new horizons and maximise our impact in the venture capital landscape.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Simon Andreas Hofmann, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership:  “We are excited to join forces with Jenson Funding Partners and contribute to their continued success. Together, we will leverage our collective expertise to support early-stage business with an end-to-end approach through our multi-stage funds & in-house accelerator to drive profitable growth. We want to make a difference, and fundamentally believe that fixing our planet is great for business. Our joint operation will support the transition to net zero by providing strong support to those businesses that move the needle.”

Mitul Ruparelia, addedThis pivotal partnership marks a new era for early-stage businesses aspiring to drive towards net zero. Embodying ‘profit with purpose’, leveraging our early stage and growth investment funds and our integrated in-house value creation accelerator pledges to guide these businesses from inception to drive greater and faster returns for investors, and the World.”

This new alliance exemplifies a shared commitment to innovation, excellence, and responsible investing. As we embark on this collaborative journey, all parties remain dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs, driving positive change, and shaping the future of investment.


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