In November 2018 Whitecap Consulting published an analysis of and recommendations to develop the Leeds City Region FinTech Ecosystem. This project was supported by several commercial sponsors. Through this work, and being active in Leeds, the team has developed strong relationships with public, private and higher education partners in the city.
In future, the Whitecap team intends to deliver sector-specific reports in Leeds and other regions and sectors across the UK, including other areas of the digital economy such as digital health / HealthTech.
In early 2019, the team at Whitecap created Whitecap Capital to help early stage and growing SME businesses benefit from strategic and commercial support in situations where they are unable to allocate precious financial resources to professional advisors. The approach is based on providing ongoing consultancy support from the experienced team at Whitecap Consulting in exchange for equity in the firm.