- ABOUT US
Beyond entrepreneurship... is opportuneurship
a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.
an innovator who creates, validates and stewards disruptive startups of significant impact.
We are Opportuneurs, not only entrepreneurs
We’re future-focused innovators at heart, constantly reframing the problems of the future, and packaging their solutions as investible, validated startups. We make it our aim to positively impact both marketplace and people.
Founder track record of $200M (USD) invested.
Senior leadership marketing expertise managing $1bn ARR
Diverse investor and contributor community
When you purchase an Opportuneur business outright, or buy shares in one, you receive benefits that are hard to find in traditional startup opportunities.:
A business infused with 20+ years of owner-manager experience, taking 100% accountability.
A proven, disruptive asset with significant potential for growth.
Quality after-sales service for the smoothest possible transition.
A cost-effective, best-in-class opportunity, de-risked by our process.
Strategic and operational control at an early stage.
Dispassionate focus - unlike the bias-addled founder, prone to over-identify with his creation, Opportuneur businesses are built to sell.
We create, develop and steward high-impact opportunities, so that they’re ready to capture entire markets. Our process is simple, and one we are uniquely qualified to deliver.
We create and validate a startup idea, its business plan and financial model.
We build an MVP, market testing it and gathering the evidence of its viability.
Having demonstrated it's impact, and potential for more of the same, we vend the ready-to-scale startup to the Opportuneur investor community.
In startups, timing is everything, our processes enable us to strike at the opportune time for each venture we develop; rather than strive and strain to hit vanity metrics, our businesses are built from first principles to hit milestones that matter.
The Opportuneur process provides upside on both sides of the table: Investors get a proven business, that’s ready to scale.; the founder teams we install get the exits they’ve earned, and the venture itself becomes aligned with an opportune timeline for development.
Opportuneur’s mission-driven process is engineered to produce ready-to-scale startups that…
Start strong, show sustainable promise, and are accessible to a global market of investors.
Significantly outperform typical start-up success rates
Improve the lives of end-users and provide exceptional value to investors
Meet Our Team
20+ YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN ACTION
Founder & CEO
An opportuneur whose considerable experience of both the rewards and challenges of the entrepreneurial journey, spans innovative startups to mature businesses such as Focus Group, Barclays, and pwc.
Thinking differently for significant impact is a credo George lives by; in his 20+ years of business experience, he has crafted and executed strategy for profitable high revenue growth start-ups, bootstrapping Zambian-based Focus Group to $35M USD in annual sales. Focus provided disruptive venture financing to individual entrepreneurs with high working capital requirements.
George leads Opportuneur with a passion for innovative products that improve the welfare of others. His entrepreneurial and professional know how are complemented by deep technical skill in higher finance, strategy, and economics, gained from the following
1. Private Equity Program, 2010, Oxford University Said Business School, UK
2. MBA (2004/05), Lancaster University Management School, UK
3. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), (1996-1997), UK
4. Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc), (1992-1995), Copperbelt University Business School, Zambia
Founding Partner & CMO
An experienced product, marketing and brand strategist, Racheal’s track record of aggressive revenue growth culminated in her leadership of the marketing division at Zesco Ltd, Zambia’s main electricity utility (2000 – 2018).
At Zesco, Racheal held a number of marketing and PR roles during her 18-year tenure. Her expertise in managing large-scale strategies, and designing iterative B2B and
B2C products contributed to the energy giant’s US$1bn of annual revenue. Racheal’s Corporate leadership experience is complemented by broad technical skills in strategy, marketing and economics, gained from the following qualifications:
1. MBA, Lancaster University Management School, UK (2004-2005)
2. Post Graduate Diploma, Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (2005-2006)
3. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), (1992-1995), Copperbelt University Business School, Zambia