We turn great visions into great companies
We do this by helping exceptional Founders deliver success - from start-up to exit
Our product is experience ...
Aspremont’s mission is to help turn great visions into great companies. It was founded by serial entrepreneurs Ben Reid and Timothy Lyons to apply their experience in successfully founding, building and exiting technology businesses, to change the odds of success for early stage companies and help to deliver great businesses.
To turbocharge growth for the companies it partners with, in exchange for equity options, Aspremont provides transformational commercial, strategic and financial direction, provides high-calibre supplementary resources to management teams wherever required, and manages each company’s capital-raising requirements, leaving teams to focus on what they do best.
Timothy has over 45 years’ experience in business as a former banker and serial entrepreneur. As an investment banker he established a track record as an innovator in derivatives, structured-finance and securitisation. As an entrepreneur, he has raised hundreds of millions of dollars of investment capital for businesses he has founded, including Quadrant Capital (sold to BNY Mellon); Damyns Hall, a successful aviation and music festival venue; and RiskFirst, which is one of Europe’s more successful B2B FinTech businesses.
Ben has a background as a banker and serial entrepreneur and has worked with Timothy Lyons since 1997 as a partner in Quadrant Capital before they exited the business in 2002, and more recently as CEO of RiskFirst until they exited the business in 2016. Ben is an exceptional business strategist with a track record in creating and executing successful go-to-market strategies for early-stage, disruptive businesses. In 2017, Ben co-founded Aspremont with Timothy.
Charles is an investor with more than 35 years of experience in start-ups, early stage and smaller quoted companies, with a focus on companies that harness technology to derive competitive advantage and improve the productivity of their customers (SMARTCOs). Charles is Managing Director of Larpent Newton, an FCA-regulated firm whose key focus is on being an aggregator of business-led developers of pre-Series A SMARTCOs.
Oliver started his career at Deutsche Bank in Singapore, before working with Ben and Timothy for 5 years at RiskFirst in London. Oliver went on to get his MBA from EDHEC Business School in France, before co-founding a media startup and a property business. Oliver now runs Investor Relations for Aspremont and its portfolio companies.
Chris has over 18 years of experience in banking, corporate finance, strategy consulting and financial management with firms including PwC, HBOS, Euroz Securities and Menzies Corporate Finance. His career covers a wide variety of regions and sectors, including natural resources, banking, equities and family businesses. Chris has led an Australian public company, headed up the finance departments of a variety of SMEs and co-founded an online retail business.
Keith has many years senior leadership experience in service industries and a keen interest in helping people improve their organisations. His particular strengths are in operations management, finance, sales & marketing, and people development. Having spent most of his career in corporate life he carried out an MBI of a long-established family company in 2003 which he grew and successfully exited in 2015.