Forward creates, acquires and invests in brands people love.
Companies we've created
The fastest growing digital agency in the UK
www.forward3d.co.uk helps grow brands through integrated online marketing, advanced analytics and website optimisation. Forward3D promises the next generation of marketing - driving over 150 million monthly visitors, in over 30 markets and 15 languages, to both our clients and our own websites.
Real-time price comparison tool
www.getinvisiblehand.com provides unobtrusive price comparison whilst browsing, showing a discreet notification when the product you're browsing can be bought for a lower price elsewhere. With over 2.5 million downloads our patent pending technology has identified over $800 million in potential savings. Fans include Gizmodo, who are "addicted to its unobtrusive, deal-finding prowess."
Multilingual media and marketing services
www.locaria.com offers the unique combination of linguistic & media expertise alongside proprietary technologies, to deliver marketing messages that work, perfectly, in any language. Clients include Hilton, Qatar Airways and Mediacom.
The ultimate mobile phone comparison website
www.omio.com compares over 1 million mobile phone deals to help consumers find the perfect package. Omio's ground breaking technology and award winning interface powers mobile deals on some of the UK's leading websites including CNET, Tech Radar, Reevoo, Review Centre and uSwitch.
Forward's startup lab
www.forwardlabs.co.uk is a dedicated startup lab that aims to create innovative new web businesses. Using lean startup science and new technology the team helps make ideas become a reality. The team consists of a variety of essential early stage skills that help get new products to customers faster.
Companies we've acquired
The UK’s leading energy, broadband and mobile phone comparison site
www.uswitch.com is a free, impartial switching service that helps customers compare prices on a range of services including gas, electricity, mobile phone, broadband and personal finance. In the UK every 25 seconds someone saves money with uSwitch thanks to our comprehensive and impartial advice. With over 5,000 press and media references in 2011 uSwitch is the leading authority on energy switching in the UK and growing in continental Europe.
Europe’s largest and most innovative action sports media owner
www.factorymedia.com publishes 19 traditional print and 25 new media brands reaching over 500,000 readers and 4 million online users every month. The business currently focuses on two market segments, board sports and bike, with an international footprint and multilingual products. The company’s flagship online and mobile offering is MPORA.com – Europe’s leading Action Sports website.
A free, independent energy brokerage service
www.uSwitchforBusiness.com focuses on helping business customers get the best gas and electricity contracts. Launched in November 2008 as a sister site to uSwitch.com, uSwitchforBusiness.com allows us to speak to our business customers directly and give our clients access to our dedicated team of business energy specialists.
The UK’s premier pet wholesaler
www.libertauk.com stocks a large range of products from many leading brands and are proud to be the exclusive UK distributor for Karlie, Europe’s biggest pet accessories brand.
Companies we've invested in
Forward Venture Partners
Funding for entrepreneurs from entrepreneurs
www.forwardventurepartners.com invests capital and expertise across digital media, publishing, eCommerce and advertising. We are able to offer entrepreneurs and management teams something we believe is unique: first hand understanding of & expertise in acquiring traffic, maintaining audience and monetizing across a range of sectors and business models. To view the companies we've invested in click our logo.