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Disrupt the market

The biggest mistake any corporate can make, is assuming they’re safe from the threat of disruption. Your innovation strategy is vital for continued growth and development. L Marks can help identify challenges within your business, and design a startup partnership programme tailored to your needs. Let’s innovate and disrupt the market together.

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Challenge Identification

The first step towards embracing innovation is to identify how your business could benefit from collaborating with startups. Our aim is to discover how you can adapt your processes to engage with early-stage technologies and gain a real competitive edge.

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Startup Discovery

Finding the best, and most relevant startups to work with is critical to the success of your innovation lab or corporate venturing team. Luckily, we have a team of scouting experts dedicated to engaging and advocating your partnership opportunity.

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Customised Projects

Our startup partnership projects are bespoke, and tailored to your needs. Whether you want to make a big splash, or just test the water, we can work to any size, scale or ambition. It all starts with a conversation.

Feeling inspired? Become an industry pioneer – get in touch and start your innovation journey today.

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Morgan Sowden

CTO Octopus Investments

Morgan is Group CTO at Octopus, a financial services company based in Central London with over £6 billion under management. Morgan's career spans twenty years, starting out as a Sys Admin for an ISP to 1993 and progressing through full stack development, to CTO and technical co-founder of a number of successful startups.

Joanna Sadie

Founder, Leapfrog

Joanna is the founder of Leapfrog a business which equips SME’s and start-up’s with the sales strategy, know-how and skills to help them increase business revenue and improve sales performance, this is achieved through consultancy, training and workshops. Joanna has over 20 years of sales, training and consultancy experience.


Technology Partner

Microsoft is a dedicated technology partner to L Marks and their startups. In addition to offering free cloud services, startups can work with our team of experts to identify business opportunities, get technical advice and uncover valuable relationships across the Microsoft ecosystem of customers, partners and resources.

Danny Fontaine

Digital Strategist, Valtech

Danny is an entrepreneurially-minded innovation leader, with a track record of developing and implementing strategies and roadmaps for FTSE100 companies. He currently works for Valtech, a global digital agency, and utilises Lean techniques to drive real transformational change.

Lisa Addison

Business Growth Consultant

Lisa is a sales, marketing and growth expert who started her career in FMCG and retail. She helps startups and SMEs to grow and sell into FTSE 100 organisations and she specialises in selling into banks, financial services, insurance and professional services. She has worked with numerous global organisations including the World Economic Forum, the UN, World Bank and the IMF.

J A Kemp

Educational Partner

J A Kemp is one of the largest UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms. The firm is known for the breadth and depth of its technical knowledge. There are over 70 science and technology graduates in the patent team and the trade marks team is led by senior professionals with backgrounds in major international law firms. The team has the expertise and resources to handle any trademark matters.

Tom Albertini

Partner, J A Kemp

Tom has 20 years' experience advising a broad range of clients on all aspects of trademark and design clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement and dispute resolution. Tom's clients include household names in the publishing, luxury goods, food, clothing, e-commerce/online, charity and tech sectors.

Tom Yoritaka

Founding Partner

Tom Yoritaka is a venture capital investor, a startup executive – and the former Global Managing Director of Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) – the company's corporate venturing program aimed at early-stage companies. As the global head of Cisco EIR, he worked with startups & scaleups innovating in several different sectors.