Capita Scaling Partner is our corporate venture arm that partners with B2B startups and scaleups who have an innovative tech solution that brings value to Capita’s public and private sector clients.

Our growing portfolio of B2B tech companies focus on a range of areas including customer experience, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and social value. We turn traditional venturing on its head by providing full-time, dedicated employees to open new sales channels, widen partner networks and build partnerships with large corporate organisations. As a result, companies within our portfolio see an average growth per annum of over 200%.

How it works

We provide our partners with a unique set of services which ensures businesses within our portfolio achieve tangible outcomes. These services are built on three core pillars:


Access to Capita’s unrivalled network of clients and suppliers, developed over the last four decades


Dedicated, full-time employees from the Capita Scaling Partner team placed within the business to unlock opportunities and accelerate sales


The credibility that comes with the backing of Capita

Success stories


Acquired by Degreed, a US-based learning experience platform, in 2019. Capita Scaling Partner partnered with Adepto in 2018. After signing up Capita as a flagship client, we helped the founding team successfully grow the platform, facilitating valuable introductions to high profile customers and partners in the UK and overseas. Alongside this, we supported Adepto through a significant funding round in 2019 and their exit to Degreed in 2020.


Revenue growth over the 18-month partnership


Of revenue growth has come through opportunities generated by Capita Scaling Partner


OBRIZUM became one of Capita Scaling Partner’s portfolio in 2021. They are a cloud-based adaptive learning platform that allows organisations to create, deliver and monitor online learning. Since entering the partnership, OBRIZUM has seen Annualised Recurring Revenue (ARR) grow by 15 times. The Cambridge-based firm has had more than 300 qualified introductions resulting in contracts with Capita clients including Tesco Mobile, BSI and Gas Safe Register. In November 2022, OBRIZUM closed a successful Series A funding round of £10 million.


Annual recurring revenue growth in the first 18 months of partnership

£10 million

Successful Series A funding round closed in November 2022

Hear from our partners

Chris Milligan

CEO and Founder of Adepto

Capita Scaling Partner is a unique model. We saw first-hand the value of their expert team in unlocking growth opportunities for their partner companies. This enabled us to develop the business and position ourselves for a successful exit.

Chibeza Agley

CEO and Founder of OBRIZUM

Partnering with Capita Scaling Partner has proved a gamechanger for our business and has given us access to public and private sector clients that would otherwise have been beyond our reach as a startup tech firm. I would highly encourage any ambitious startup or scaleup to apply to join the portfolio.

Our portfolio

CSP has already supported a host of transformative, early-stage businesses, achieving rapid results that outperform expectations.


Meet our co-founders

Matt Bunn

Matt has over 10 years’ experience in investment banking and strategic business development across a variety of sectors such as private equity, banking, telecoms and local government. Before founding Capita Scaling Partner, Matt was a Commercial Director in Capita’s strategic deals team.

John Downes

John has over 20 years of strategy and business development experience in a variety of sectors including defence, financial services and insurance. Before founding Capita Scaling Partner, John was a Business Development Director in Capita’s strategic deals team.

For further information or to find out how to be the next Capita Scaling Partner please email

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