The UK’s top performing investment company

Our Company

Private Investments and True Expertise

Horatio Investments Ltd is a private investment business that sees the world differently.

We believe that investing money alone is insufficient. Understanding how to use it is the core component of true business growth. Without it, success is never assured. Instead, we have a long term vision. To ensure the businesses we work with will continue to grow, we share this knowledge as part of our offering.

Put simply, we invest money and our team’s collective talent, knowledge and experience with the aim of delivering exceptional year on year sales growth in companies we invest in.

This personalised strategy has ensured our strong and sustainable profit growth across a wide range of sectors. It has also enabled us to outperform all UK listed investment funds since our conception ten years ago.

By investing on our own account, we have the freedom and autonomy to make our own decisions and set our own course.

Our investment focus lies within start up and early stage businesses, and proven entrepreneurs – specifically:

  • Companies making over £1 million in profit
  • Entrepreneurs who have grown a business to a value of £20 million – from scratch

These areas of investment have included:

  • Renewables
  • Aviation Software
  • Human Resource Tools
  • Animal feeds
  • Productivity software
  • Fast beauty

We also opportunistically and strategically invest in sectors that Adam carries experience and enthusiasm for. This includes:

  • Formula 1
  • Equine Sports
  • Commercial Property

Our Story

Since 2010

Horatio was born out of a desire to combine true growth and real joy at work.

Our CEO Adam Norris created Horatio Investments Ltd after producing over 50% compound growth in his previous company. Unable to find a VC, hedge fund or unit trust to deliver it, he set up Horatio in the idyllic county of Somerset in 2010.

We have since grown in number and prestige, with 21 investments made in early stage companies and our returns positioning us as the highest performing investment company in the UK.

To preserve our autonomy, we invest our own money. We can – and do – occasionally co-invest with equally excellent partners if they can add real value, but the freedom self-sufficiency affords us is a luxury most private investment companies can’t attest to.

We make our own decisions and set our own course.

Our Ambition

Aspiring To Success

We take equal pride and delight in our work here at Horatio, and understand that continuous improvement is the only way to ensure future success.

Our ambition is simple. We strive to continue to be the UK’s most successful private investment company – and take real joy in our work.

We love what we do – but we take it very seriously.

We aim to build on our successes and never stagnate. We will continue to bolster the UK’s most successful private investment company. We will commit to consistently outperforming in terms of growth, returns, reputation and the good that we do.

“We don’t see ourselves as investment people, we are entrepreneurs who care about young companies.”

Our Invitation

Somerset Based Offices

Growth is a fundamental principle of business success – and we’re expanding our team.

We want to hear from dedicated, driven people who value the merits of working hard. We offer an environment where you will grow, thrive and learn. The same expertise that makes our investments so valuable will be shared with you – and the financial rewards.

If you have an appetite for learning and the drive to work for us, please visit our vacancies page or contact us.

All of the pictures on this site are from our beautiful offices in Somerset