INVESTMENT YEAR
2017
REALISATION YEAR
2018
SECTOR
Consumer
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Online marketplace for independent fashion brands

SilkFred is an online platform for independent fashion brands, offering a sought-after destination for consumers looking for unique clothing. In just four years SilkFred developed a loyal customer base for the 500+ brands it partners with through its social-first marketing strategy, with over 800k followers across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

We invested in SilkFred to support the business as it builds out its head office functions, in particular its tech development team.

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From the start of the journey together
30
Full-time employees
to the company at realisation
57
Full-time employees

SilkFred timeline

2011 SilkFred founded
2017 Livingbridge invests
2018 Livingbridge reaches an agreement to sell the fund and investment management business of Livingbridge VC LLP, comprising the Baronsmead VCTs and the Livingbridge Equity Funds, to Gresham House plc.