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“Begin, be bold, and Venture to be wise.”

Rise Ventures was founded early 2020 on the belief that in order for mankind to improve and meet sustainable goals. It is imperative that companies striving to make environmental and social change must be supported strategically and financially in order for innovation to solve any problems that civilisation face. 

We believe that investing should not just be financially rewarding, it should also be about supporting sustainable, socially conscious and responsible ventures. That’s why we work with investors and raisers who reflect our values.

We know that being socially responsible and making a profit are not mutually exclusive, this is why we identify growing businesses with strong values and big dreams, partner with them to help them scale & achieve the exceptional. 

Howard Mears

CEO & Co-Founder

Howard’s career roots are in the private markets. Across SME finance and strategic development, in private equity, venture capital & peer-to-peer lending. This journey has inspired a passion for facilitating business development and catalysing meritocratic success. 

“To me Rise is not just a business, it’s a community, an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and dreamers sharing limitlessly inclusive opportunities. We are an infrastructure advancing the economic and environmental landscape of our future by unlocking and championing diverse innovation.”

Liam Allwood

COO & Co-Founder

A former professional Canoe Slalom athlete with a background in business strategy and entrepreneurship. Experience across sales, technology and venture capital supplement his operational expertise and desire to create a level playing field in the private markets.

“What I love most about Rise is that we have the opportunity to speak to Founders on a daily basis who are so passionate about creating a better world for all to enjoy. The diversity of ideas and innovative, futuristic design makes every day different and an exciting experience for the whole team.”

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