A clutch of high-profile individuals have invested in Lucky Voice to back the rollout of the premium karaoke-booth concept. Karen Jones, the former CEO of Spirit Group, and Sir Stuart Rose, executive chairman at Marks & Spencer, have both bought into the business, which was launched by Nick Thistleton, in Soho’s Poland Street. Other investors include Martha Lane-Fox, the dotcom entrepreneur, who invested in the start up of the company in 2004. Speaking to M&C Report, Lucky Voice's managing director Nick Thistleton said: “Lucky Voice is an attractive proposition. We pitched it at a number of people and they said yes please.” The new multi-million-pound fundraising will allow the business to expand further, following on from the recent opening of its second venue in Manchester. Lane-Fox, who made £18m from lastminute.com, has also recruited SRPE, the private equity firm backed by the senior partners of hedge fund Sloane Robinson; Cheetah International, the investment fund run by former lastminute.com director Laurent Laffy, and Ms Lane-Fox's historian father Robin as new investors. Novus Leisure, the late-night bar operator, last year entered a partnership agreement with Lucky Voice to launch karaoke pods at the Tiger Tiger bar in Manchester’s Printworks. Novus invested £400,000 in eight Lucky Voice Pods, which are prefabricated air-conditioned suites with a capacity for between six and 14 people. The pods, which are intended to replicate the experience at Lucky Voice’s Soho venue, are located in a special room within the bar-club complex and are booked out in hourly slots. Lucky Voice and Novus are thought to be looking to roll out the concept at other Tiger Tiger venues across the country.