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braveheart-ventures.co.uk

Investments

32

Portfolio Exits

3

About Braveheart

Braveheart Ventures Ltd was formed in 1997 by four Scottish businessmen as an informal investment syndicate. In 2003, Braveheart Investment Group plc was incorporated, and subsequently acquired Braveheart Ventures. The transition towards becoming a recognised investment management company was completed in 2004 when Braveheart Ventures became authorised by the Financial Services Authority. In March 2007 Braveheart Investment Group plc became a listed company when its shares began trading on AIM. The organisation has grown steadily year on year and now comprises a management team of twelve and a client base of around 100. Braveheart currently has over 30 companies in its diverse portfolio and enjoys close relationships with several universities and science parks. The Group's headquarters are in Perth and there is a regional office in central London.

Headquarters Location

The Cherrybank Centre Cherrybank Gardens

PH2 0PF,

Australia

+44 (0)1738 587555

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Latest Braveheart News

Ben Kinney tells agents to channel ‘Braveheart,’ lead in tough times

Jan 24, 2023

Ben Kinney tells agents to channel 'Braveheart,' lead in tough times Ben Kinney tells agents to channel 'Braveheart,' lead in tough times 'There are casualties in every war, but casualties come from egos and lack of action,' Kinney told an audience at Inman Connect New York on Tuesday Inman reporter Jim Dalrymple II, left, and Ben Kinney, owner of the Ben Kinney Companies AJ Canaria & Mercedes Santiago of MoxiWorks From: Inman Connect In these times, it’s time to double down — on your skills, on your knowledge — on you. Join us August 8-10 at Inman Connect Las Vegas to lean into the shift and learn from the best. Get your ticket now for the best price. Ben Kinney, owner of the Ben Kinney Companies, talked about the need for real estate professionals to “do more” to survive an ongoing market downturn when the conversation shifted to war. On stage at Inman Connect New York on Tuesday, during a panel moderated by Inman reporter Jim Dalrymple II, Kinney stressed the need to take action in the presence of fear. That’s when he brought up the 1995 Best Picture film Braveheart, specifically, Sir William Wallace’s ability to lead his followers in war despite the immense force of the English army. “I want us to be like Braveheart,” Kinney said. “I want us to grab our sword, and I want us to walk forward, yelling back to our people, ‘Follow me, we’ve got this.’ ” “It’s that optimism that’s going to allow us to keep marching forward,” Kinney said. Inman reporter Jim Dalrymple II | Photo by AJ Canaria & Mercedes Santiago of MoxiWorks Kinney’s message wasn’t quite apocalyptic (though that was the title of his discussion). But he also made clear the path forward is through action today. “Fright is one of the worst things for us as real estate professionals and one of the worst things for consumers,” Kinney said. “Fright means that people do nothing. They freeze. Buyers don’t buy, and sellers don’t sell.” Kinney talked about the struggles from the housing collapse during the Great Recession. Whereas in 2005 he might make 20 to 25 lead calls to book a solid appointment, he’d make 50 or more in 2008 after the collapse. He said he’s prepared to cut expenses as soon as he recognizes one as nonessential, instead putting money into making agents productive. In short, he said he’s taking actions across the board and not pausing to see what happens next. “Agents when they first started getting this economic change to their lives and started running out of money, they also freeze and they don’t take action,” Kinney said. “Which is why I’m going to keep saying the phrase, ‘Do something about it.’ ” He recommended printing out monthly bank statements and grabbing a green, a yellow and a red highlighter. Keep necessary expenses, cut others and lean toward cutting ones that are in the gray area. “We can’t expense our way out of a recession,” he said. “We have to revenue our way out of a recession.” Dalrymple pointed out Kinney’s use of war metaphors despite also talking about remaining optimistic. Not everyone survives war, after all. “Do you think everyone makes it? You’re using a war metaphor here. Does everyone make it through this?” Dalrymple asked. “There are casualties in every war, but casualties come from egos and lack of action,” Kinney said. “If we’re humble and if we work hard and if we’re kind, I think we’re going to be fine as long as we take action today.”

Braveheart Investments

32 Investments

Braveheart has made 32 investments. Their latest investment was in Ryboquin as part of their Seed VC - II on May 5, 2016.

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Braveheart Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/31/2016

Seed VC - II

Ryboquin

$1.15M

Yes

7

7/3/2012

Series B

Pyreos

$8.5M

No

1

6/28/2012

Series A

mLED

$0.58M

Yes

2/15/2012

Seed VC

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$99M

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0

8/24/2011

Series B

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$99M

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0

Date

5/31/2016

7/3/2012

6/28/2012

2/15/2012

8/24/2011

Round

Seed VC - II

Series B

Series A

Seed VC

Series B

Company

Ryboquin

Pyreos

mLED

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Amount

$1.15M

$8.5M

$0.58M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

1

0

0

Braveheart Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Braveheart has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was designLED Products on June 09, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/9/2021

Acquired

$99M

6

11/2/2015

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/23/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/9/2021

11/2/2015

12/23/2014

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

6

10

10

Braveheart Team

1 Team Member

Braveheart has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Geoffrey Thomson.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Geoffrey Thomson

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Geoffrey Thomson

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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