Richard's philosophy was described by Internet Week: "When Farleigh invests in a firm, he checks the technology, the competition, customer endorsements and management teams, because 'there's more technology around than there is good management'".
Richard has backed around 100 early stage businesses in the UK, with many successfully sold or listed. Highlights have included:
Index IT, a start-up advisory business
Home House, now famous as one of London’s leading London private members’ clubs.
Net-A-Porter, a highly successful on-line fashion retailer
Wolfson Microelectronics, who provided microprocessors for the X Box and iPod
Proximagen, a leading UK bio-tech specialising in neuro-science.
Reggae Reggae Sauce, the hit product from Dragons’ Den
Benevolent AI. a “unicorn” using software for pharmaceutical drug discovery.
Richard is currently involved in the following exciting companies:
Innovative Physics with world leading radiation detection products.
Adarga which builds powerful analytical software,
SBOJ.com revolutionising recruitment.
CMED a highly innovative Clinical Research Operation.
Perachem with highly innovative hair products.