First Sentinel

First Sentinel provides entrepreneurs and growth companies with the capital, advice and strategic support they need. We also offer professional investors and institutions the chance to invest in these companies at key periods of expansion. 

Our approach is creative, curious and hands-on. We make it our business to really understand our clients, so that we can develop the most successful fundraising strategies and offer the most targeted guidance. 

Our mission is to help growth companies achieve their full potential. We’re an experienced and hard-working team who can provide and facilitate end-to-end solutions for every step of the growth journey.


We believe that investments are just as much about people as they are about money. When we work with a company, we offer more than just access to capital – we share our experience and expertise to help ensure the long-term success of their growth journey. And in building value for them, we also enhance the opportunities we’re able to offer our investors.

Our core values underpin everything we do:


We’re excited about the companies we work with, and we go above and beyond to make them a success. We believe that fully understanding the needs of our clients and investors is what allows us to offer the smartest, most effective solutions and to deliver on our promises.


From our innovative, problem-solving approach to our nose for new alternative investment opportunities, we don’t just follow the crowd. Internally, we actively encourage entrepreneurship and independent thinking within our team.


Trust is the keystone of any relationship. We want our investors and our clients to feel completely confident in all their dealings with us, so holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards is fundamental to who we are. 

Supporting The Arts

Creative Legal

Our offices are located on London’s Charlotte Street – the heart of the city’s media neighbourhood and just a few minutes walk from Soho – so we are perfectly positioned to service the UK’s arts and entertainment industry. First Sentinel Corporate Law provides advice on creative contracts and film investment, and can also offer introductions to link exciting creative projects with like-minded investors where appropriate.

First Sentinel recently acted as legal advisers to the producers of the documentary films One Man and His Shoes, Armstrong, Spitfire, Lancaster and the multi-award winning Dying to Divorce (which was also short-listed for the Baftas and the Oscars), as well as the BBC2 documentary Gazza. We have also acted for a range of companies across the creative sectors, including the set designers of Britain’s Got Talent and the Brit Awards, as well as recently advising on the sale of ArtReview magazine.

First Sentinel hosts a private art gallery within our building featuring a rotating cast of leading international artists, demonstrating our active commitment to the arts –  

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