Sports and outdoor activities are becoming increasingly important as our lives become more stressful and filled with competing responsibilities. However, sports enthusiasts can spend hundreds and thousands of pounds just to buy the things necessary for getting started.
SportPursuit scours the globe to bring their members the best deals on top sport and outdoor brands at members-only prices. They aim to give the best value to customers and encourage more people to get out and take up outdoor activities. SportPursuit offers exclusive week-long deals on over 1,000 high-end sports brands.
In December 2014, Grafton Capital corner stoned a growth financing round of SportPursuit with the round completing in October 2015. The investment helped to enable the business to accelerate growth and take a greater share of the sportswear and equipment market, both in the UK and across Europe.
In June 2021, bd-capital made a significant investment in SportPursuit and Grafton Capital delivered a successful exit on its investment.
Ed has been a great addition to the SportPursuit Board, building relationships quickly with founders, management and our other venture capital investors. Ed has pragmatic style and a great ability to focus on the key issues in the Board room.