Roger Wade has launched an early-stage SEIS/EIS investment fund called BoxFund.

Wade, who stepped down as CEO of Boxpark last summer – but remains as a non-executive director and board member – will serve as chairman at the new fund, which markets itself as funding “people and ideas”.

Its current investments include Boxpark, job-sharing platform Roleshare and corporate retreat business Sticks.

Wade has more than 30 years’ operational experience in consumer brands, having founded BoxPark and Boxfresh.

Earlier this month Boxpark reported a 178% rise in group revenue for the year to April 2022, to £18.9m. 

The dining, retail and leisure concept currently has three sites in the pipeline. Boxpark Bristol will be the first existing format venue outside London, while Boxhall Bristol and Boxhall City will mark the launch of a new sibling concept.