Sunday Times Q&A with Oliver Woolley, Envestors



06 March 2019

Oliver Woolley is co-founder and chief executive of Envestors, a network that connects investors with scale-up businesses looking for cash. It has a community of 8,000 investors and has raised more than £100m.

Woolley, 55, of Putney, southwest London, sits on the board of the UK Crowdfunding Association. He founded Woolleys Healthfoods, which was acquired by Northern Foods in 1997.

Entrepreneurs are often wildly optimistic about their [company’s] growth trajectory and the sales and profits they expect to achieve. This leads to artificially high valuations.  It’s very difficult to raise money and only 2% of businesses are successful.  Reducing valuations can help.

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