Operationally-focused growth partners

Operationally-focused growth partners


We invest in the next stage of growth with great management teams. This can be investing in an existing management team or offering an exit for a previous management team. 

More than money

We have a strong operational focus, and our goal is to ensure that management have the infrastructure to scale.


Sector specific

We look to invest in UK based services businesses, with a focus on staffing and recruitment.

As a global venture builder, we work with world class management teams to build brilliant staffing businesses.

Our portfolio:

Featured venture

Improving return on investment

Founded in 2015, ThinkLocum has a demonstrable track record of success in placing doctors into work. ThinkLocum joined the Effer Ventures portfolio in 2021.

ThinkLocum is a provider of GP services, providing Locum services to digital health, private surgeries and the NHS.  

Alex Fenton, Role: CEO

Role: Shopkeeper, cheerleader, fundraiser.

Past: Founder and CEO of fintech lenders GapCap and Growth Lending, raised > $100m, funded >$500m and successful exit.

Stuck in a lift with Alex?

Chat about his dog Tyga Woofs, Norwich City FC and if there is no response from 999, ask him what he thinks about doping in endurance sports.

London HQ

Sandbox London Bridge,

46-48 Red Lion Ct,

Park St.



United Kingdom.


Ground Floor,

Unit 1 Mulgrave Chambers,

26 – 28 Mulgrave Road,

Sutton, Surrey, England,


Cape Town

2 Gordon Street,

Gardens, Cape Town,

8001, South Africa.


Radclyffe House

66-68 Hagley Rd.,

Birmingham. B168PF. 

United Kingdom.


1008 Shivalik Abaise, 

Prahlad Nagar.


Gujarat. 380015.


Get in touch with us on +44 (0) 20 3930 0544, or fill in the form below.