Building the Investment Superhighway

Speed and Transparency in Early-stage Growth Funding

Capital Pilot's mission is to reduce friction and bias in early-stage investment. We signal funding to great businesses and drive growth for our innovators as well as our economy. 

Our Team

A determination to drive efficiency and transparency into startup fundraising unites the Capital Pilot team. We share a vision of how the market should operate and the process and technology to make it a reality.

Capital Pilot is supported by operational, finance and governance professionals to manage risk, and by a group of advisors and ambassadors who help us to bring our services to all corners of the UK startup economy.


Richard Blakesley

Founder & CEO

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Alistair Hancock


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Shahryar Barati

Chief Commercial Officer / MD AutoPilot

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Peter Wall


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Nick Blanchard


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Tony Stafford

Finance Director

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Sean Clayton

Head of Client Operations

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"Capital Pilot's services are high quality and well-principled in terms of addressing fundraising issues for startups and scale-ups. They are informative and generous and use their connections to create win:win outcomes."


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Lucy Standing


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Rakesh Sharma OBE


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Nick Page


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Regional Ambassadors

Stuart Brown


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Paul Lancaster


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James McKerracher


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Our Network

The team at Capital Pilot are proud to be associated with industry-leading startup support and membership organisations, investors and service providers who share our vision and drive for promoting startup success.

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The Capital Pilot Assessment Report was very comprehensive. I used it to enhance and refine our pitch deck and focus in particular on more clearly demonstrating the market opportunity.


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Work with Us

We have huge ambition as a company. The only way we achieve our goals is by finding smart and dedicated people and providing them with the support they need to do great things.

We always welcome applications from prospective interns and investability assessors. If you're interested then get in touch via!

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The investability rating agency for startups and scaleups.

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