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Unlock Your Startup's Success:

Transform Your Journey

Join the ranks of successful founders who have leveraged my help to elevate their startups.

Book your one-to-one session and take the first step towards transforming your startup journey with guidance that is insightful, based on thousands of hours coaching founders, and delivered with empathy.

At the core of my philosophy is a commitment to not just advise but to empower early-stage startup founders like you to navigate the complexities of building a successful business.

     How it works

01. Book a session

  • Buy a 1:1 session
  • Use the calendly link to book a convenient time
  • Tell me what you'd like to be helped with

02. Send a pre-read

  • I'll read through any materials you send and prep for our session.

03. The session

  • A 45 min chat in which we will tackle your key objectives
  • I will provide clear guidance and actionable next steps
  • I'll post any additional help, links or resources to your session page 

     What founders say about their coaching sessions....

Get transformational advice today from a top Angel investor

 1:1 advice from Marcus Exall, who has helped founders that raised over $1bn 

 Slots available every week 

 We'll review a pre-read so we're ready to give the best advice

 45 minutes of guidance and problem solving 

 Get experienced entrepreneurs and investors working on the problems holding you back 


'Marcus has been the most important advisor not only to me but to the Mendi board, and that to me is invaluable.'

Moha Bensofia, CEO Mendi




About me

Get insider know-how from an exited founder and angel investor

I am a serial founder, investor and board advisor. I sold my first bootstrapped business in 2011. Since then, I have been involved in building many successful venture backed startups, either as an investor, founder or operator.

Businesses in which I have been directly involved have scaled to hundreds of employees and received over $1 billion in venture funding. I mentor founders across the UK and Europe. I am also the first ever Investor-in-Residence for Virgin Startup.

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And here are some more things that founders say about their coaching sessions....

Rahul Chakkara

Rahul Chakkara, Founder - 

Manas AI

'Marcus was brilliant at dissecting the fund raising process, making it relevant for startups like us. At the same time, his feedback during 1-1 sessions was highly valuable. Thanks a lot.'

Shope Delano

Shope Delano, Founder -

Kind Regards

'My 1-hour sessions with Marcus were some of the most productive hours I've spent thinking about my business. One of the kindest and smartest people I've had the pleasure of interacting with.'

Jaron Soh

Jaron Soh, Founder - 


'Marcus provided great expertise in helping us dive deeper into understanding user retention, growth and helped us fine-tune our fundraising strategy which enabled us to more efficiently garner investor interest in our fundraising process.'

Kene Ezeji-Okoye

Kene Ezeji-Okoye, Founder - 


'The session with U2R was extremely helpful for us. They were  able to look at the business both from an outsider's perspective, and draw on years of experience to quickly deliver actionable insights.'

Albert Oliver

Albert Oliver, Founder - 

The 1Cap

'Succinct, actionable advice on next steps for me and my business. It’s a great service to have access to as a founder, you can reach out for support when you need it without having to sign up for monthly fees or give away equity.'

Scott Wylie

Scott Wylie, Founder -


'The team at U2R are the real deal. They have been there and done it. For me that is the type of person I trust to give advice/ guidance, not self appointed experts.' 


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We help founders master the startup journey

Marcus Exall is one of the UK's top angel investors. He's advised and backed founders who went on to raise over $1bn. Before that he played a key role in several high-growth scaleups, such as and Monese.

He is ably assisted by Nick Berry, a strategist with whom he has worked for over 20 years. Nick founded, grew and exited a successful strategic digital agency helping dozens of top brands grow. He is using big brand thinking and frameworks to help startup and scaleup founders lay the foundations of $1bn businesses. Andy Maher, an expert in scaling and selling successful businesses, completes the U2R team.

We know how hard the journey is. We formed U2R to make the path easier for and ensure more founders achieve their ambitions, especially those without easy access to networks of advisors or investors. 

Endorsed by partners who share our passion for helping founders