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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.

Nextfin rate & aggregate equity and debt crowdfunding investment opportunities from leading crowdfunding platforms for investors and refer businesses to raise finance.

You can L.I.B.R.E.; Lend, invest, borrow, raise and even exit on via JP Jenkins. 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. Nextfin is the next financial market.

You can apply to get the funds your business needs. If you're starting up or looking to expand Nextfin will help find the right solution for you. Nextfin partners with a large variety of alternative finance providers.

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 disruptors, we don’t shy away from a challenge or get scared in the face of adversity. We are a crusade to bring equality to investors and business owners. 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

  • Roland Kitson

  • Karen Wagg

  • Edwin Hamilton

Executive Directors

  • Sacha Bright


  • Simon Peacock

    COO (Consultant)

  • Susie Gao

    Ratings & Analytics Director

Our aims are:

  1. Aggregate the whole of the equity and debt crowdfunding market for investors so they can see it all.
  2. Rate, monitor, compare and value every equity & debt crowdfunding investment including the platforms they are on.
  3. Educate entrepreneurs and investors on alternative finance through marketing and training.
  4. Drive investors to equity and debt crowdfunding sites and help crowdfunding sites get established.
  5. Drive up the quality of the crowdfunding sites by gathering independent performance data for investors.
  6. 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 backbone 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