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A torii (Japanese: 鳥居, [to.ɾi.i]) is a traditional Japanese gate symbolically marking the transition from
"the mundane to the sacred"..
Helping early stage businesses raise funding with confidence

start-ups | scaling for growth | technology | turnarounds | spin-outs  

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Christopher Shelley

Managing Partner

Our Services

Consultancy and interim management to SMEs. Advisor on fundraising for start-up and growth businesses.

  • Start-ups, turnarounds, M&A support, fundraising and deal creation.​

  • Turnarounds, corporate and university spin-outs

  • Focus on Technology, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing 

Specialist Sectors

Automotive, renewables, utility and industrial power generation,  and industrial process engineering and manufacturing. Extensive experience living and working in Far East, North America and Eastern Europe over past 40 years.


Currently part-time CEO of SolarBotanic Trees Ltd, a design and manufacturer of innovative solar powered trees with integrated battery storage. Leading company through start-up phase and seed funding rounds.


Has held senior executive positions at Invensys APV Asia Pacific, Blue Circle Industries PLC, Perkins Large Engines and ABB Power Generation (Switzerland)

Chair and Non Executive Directorships

Chair and founder of Dymag Group, a world leading carbon composite wheel manufacturer.  NED, Rubery Owen Holdings since 2014. Former NED with PSM Fasteners Ltd, an EQT Far East Private Equity owned industrial faster supplier.

What we do

We help entrepreneurs develop their ideas, make them investible and work with a wide range of investor groups to create valuable opportunities for all parties.

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Early Stage Fundraising

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a start-up company, a technology spin-out or SME needing turnaround funding, we can help.

Click to book a free introductory investment readiness assessment..

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Are you looking to invest in early stage entrepreneurs and early stage businesses? We can help you identify attractive opportunities within our extensive network.

Click to register your interest in investment opportunities

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