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About NextFin

Our vision is to create the alternative finance marketplace.

Our mission is to introduce investors & entrepreneurs to alternative investment platforms, help investors make more of their money and help entrepreneurs get the funding they deserve.

What we do

NextFin is creating the alternative finance marketplace. A place where entrepreneurs, investors & alternative finance providers meet.

We aggregate equity and debt crowdfunding investment opportunities from leading crowdfunding web sites and refer businesses to raise finance.

You can L.I.B.R.E.; Lend, invest, borrow, raise and even exit on businessagent.com. Eventually you will be able sell your debt or shares creating a whole new market. Libre means freedom, to us it means to be free of traditional finance. It is our mission to help investors make money and for that to happen we need to bring liquidity to the alternative finance market by creating a place you can sell your debt or shares.

You can apply to get the funds your business needs. If you're starting up or looking to expand we will find the right solution for you. We are partners with a large variety of alternative finance providers and our agents take away the leg work by scouring the market and finding options available to you.

Who are we?

We are friendly approachable people, driven with a passion to help businesses and investors succeed. We Love entrepreneurs and people who take control of their own destiny. We believe in WIN WIN and the power of collective action. Fun, Freedom, and Equality are high in our core values. We are disrupters, we don’t shy away from a challenge or get scared in the face of adversity. We battle to bring equality to all people. We believe you make your own luck and for the driven entrepreneur or investor there should be no barriers to entry. If you have the skills to make it work and if you're a savvy investor you should be able to invest, borrow or raise capital in the same way a corporation, banker or broker can.

Meet the team

Non-Executive Board members

  • Stephen Hazell-Smith


  • John Pennie

    Non-Exec Legal Counsel Director

  • Roland Kitson

    Non-Exec Strategic Partnership Director

  • Karen Wagg

    Head of PR and Marketing

  • Edwin Hamilton

    Non-Exec Finance Director

Executive Directors

  • Sacha Bright


The Team

  • Ollie Judd

    Senior Designer

  • Andy West

    Web & Server Management

  • Lindsay Roxburgh

    Accounts and Finance

  • Holly Horsefield

    Broker Manager

  • Jodie Bright

    Partner Manager

Our aims are:

  1. Aggregate the whole of the equity and debt crowdfunding market for investors so they can see it all.
  2. Educate entrepreneurs and investors on alternative finance through marketing and training.
  3. Drive investors to equity and debt crowdfunding sites and help crowdfunding sites get established.
  4. Drive up the quality of the crowdfunding sites by gathering independent performance data for investors.
  5. Bring liquidity to debt and equity crowdfunding through aggregation and the creation of a secondary market.

Who do we serve?

We serve entrepreneurs and investors equally. We believe by democratising finance we will be bringing equality to everyone. We attract people who believe and support our mission and have similar values.

Our core values are:

  • We believe in equality.
  • We believe in freedom and the people around us.
  • We support each other and are like a family.
  • We are hardworking but make time for ourselves and our families.
  • We encourage socialising, good health and fitness.
  • We have FUN all the time, even if it's tough and not conventionally enjoyable.
  • We look for the best in people.
  • We are resilient yet listen to criticism.
  • We are constantly learning and will listen to new ideas and innovation that helps us with our mission.
  • We overcome adversity, bureaucracy and bullying at every level.
  • We challenge the normal paradigm.
  • We love adventures going where no one has gone before.
  • We are passionate about what we do.
  • We collaborate always.
  • We protect the vulnerable.
  • We treat people fairly.
  • We operate with integrity.
  • We have a strong back bone and stick to our core values.
  • We are winners because we operate in a win-win environment
  • We recognise and reward hard work and success.
  • We are professionals when it matters but don't take ourselves too seriously.
  • We learn from our mistakes.
  • We make bold decisions, even if that means being wrong some of the time.

Our professional advisers

  • Osborne Clarke
  • Bond Dickinson
  • BDO
  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

As seen in:

  • The Guardian
  • Financial Times
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • The Times
  • The Daily Telegraph