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OUR VISION

A More Prosperous Midlands

The Midlands has one of the highest rates of new business creation in the UK but the region performs poorly in financing for growth. The Ark intends to do something about that by fostering collaboration and support between entrepreneurs, support agencies, funders and the professions.

Our Objective

Better Access to Investment

Using The Ark's network, we will be able to harness the untapped experience and investment potential of the region's professional and business community to support and maximise the potential of high growth businesses.

We plan to establish a co-investment fund that will bring together private and institutional investors to form funding syndicates.

How we'll achieve it

The Spirit of Cooperation

If it were a country, Silicon Valley would be the second richest in the world (by GDP per capita). We aim to replicate this spirit of cooperation in the Midlands.

By sitting at the centre of this multiplayer ecosystem with a Spirit of Cooperation at its core, The Ark can help create value for everybody.

Entrepreneurs

Our vision is to make it easier for the Midlands entrepreneurial talent to create genuinely market-leading businesses.

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Investors

Our vision is to help those interested in angel investing to find suitable opportunities and arrange the deal.

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Stakeholders

Our vision is to harness the existing resources of the region to make those enterprises as successful as they can be.

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