Founded in 2011 by Evan Hoff, Velo Partners is a venture capital firm that invests and manages a portfolio spanning the global gaming and gambling industry. Velo typically invests in Series A or early growth stage rounds.
Our ideal investment candidates demonstrate strong early transaction and a clear understanding of their unit economics and growth trajectory.
We also work in association with a gaming accelerator called RNG FOUNDRY for earlier stage investment in iGaming content. Once invested, we typically follow our rights for later investment rounds and work with management to define good corporate governance and reporting.
We will opportunistically evaluate later stage investments on an ad-hoc basis.
Founder and Partner
Evan is a chartered accountant with significant industry experience. The initial part of his career was at PWC in audit and corporate finance.
Later he was both founder and CEO of a series of ventures focused on various segments of the online gaming sector, including founder and CEO of a gaming investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
Since then, Evan has focused on venture capital, private equity and fund raising with a particular focus on gaming investments. Evan is married with 3 kids, is a hack cyclist and triathlete and when not occupied with family and business is often found tending to his flock of 3 bikes.
Andrew comes from an Investment Banking background having spent 5 years focussed on the execution of technology and consumer mid-market transactions with a particular focus on the gaming and gambling sector.
Andrew is actively involved in the evaluation and execution of new investment opportunities as well as taking on governance and reporting roles within the portfolio.Andrew holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Bath and holds an ICAEW diploma in Corporate Finance
Connor is a chartered accountant with a background in Investment Banking where he focused on the execution of both private and public market transactions including in the gambling, technology and consumer product sectors.
Connor is responsible for the identification, screening and execution of investment opportunities, as well as holding reporting responsibilities across a number of portfolio companies.
Robert is a chartered accountant who qualified at KPMG in audit. Following his time in audit, he tried his luck as a poker professional, playing some of the largest cash games in Europe.
He then moved to BDO, where he spent 6 years in their corporate finance team, primarily working on transactions in the gambling sector. Robert completed a secondment at Caesars Entertainment EMEA, heading the FP&A function.
At Velo, Robert is focussed on engaging and executing new business opportunities, and supporting existing portfolio companies. Robert received a First Class Honours degree from the University of Bristol in Accounting and Management.