The Story

Founded in 2007, Ahrel & Co help SMEs achieve their growth agenda by bringing vision and strategy to life. We thrive on problem solving, and work with business leaders to take a new approach to business planning; a more creative and inspiring way, while developing a common picture and strategic direction quickly. 

We are not like the typical strategy consultants. We’re on your team. We get into the engine room of your organisation and join your leadership team and advisory boards. We get up close and personal to make absolutely sure we help unlock your potential, which often gets buried in the day to day running of a business.

About Sophia

Sophia, a portfolio CMO and marketing strategist with career long experience in technology marketing and a track record in helping UK origination teams and entrepreneurs fulfil their global potential. She has worked to build and change the shape of some of the world’s most known technology brands. Portfolio work spans over a decade of successfully completed multiple exits through IPOs, M&As and MBOs. She specialises in helping entrepreneurs fundraise, connecting them with origination teams seeking new investment opportunities. An advisory member of the BVCA and an active business angel in UKBAA, Sophia holds a BA in Economics & English from University of Stockholm.

Sophia

Strategy Design

Our road mapping tools and methodologies simplify strategy design and ensure that you have the best thinkers on your team who co-create actionable strategic plans, the desirable outcome, or any result you want.

Acceleration & Co-innovation

For any small business or entrepreneur, speed is of essence. Your heads together with ours,  co-ideate, build and validate business models much faster.  Our acceleration and co-innovation programs guarantee that you position your brand exactly where you want to be. 

Change & Transformation

We work alongside private equity firms and often in their high growth portfolios, where we build greater value through organisational design; improve or develop new business models; launch new products, find new markets;  all to achieve the multiples desired.  

Investment Readiness

We work with start up and entrepreneurs supporting their growth journey. Through our investment readiness program we can assist with your funding strategy, get your data room in order and your dream team pitch ready and in front of matching investors if you're looking for growth capital. 

Clients & Brand Experience

My Meds Me
Vesta
Immerse
Mobilise
Reportum
Bfinance
Mill Group
Lendscape
IWSR
Mobile Phones Direct
Enable
DHL
Thomson Reuters
BT
Legal General
Regus

Sector Expertise

SaaS Fintech Cybertech Proptech Medtech Edtech VR & AR Private Equity Professional Services


Achievements

$50m

Raised $50M to fund a new mobile internet brand and achieved 7x multiple in M&A by Oberon Media.

£30m

Launched new Lending platform for buy to let property owners, created property sales worth over £30M in 12 months

$7bn

On the team that took Micromuse to IPO (NASDAQ: MUSE) to a $7bn market cap - the most valuable organically grown UK origin software company to date.


Associations & Media Partners

Smart Insghts
BVCA
Ukbaa
Swedish Chamber UK