A group including Strauss and private equity firm Promethean Investments (early backers of Puttshack and Flight Club US) has invested more than £1 million in the first round of financing held by London’s newest “competitive company” Sixes. Social“Concept.
Provided by Sixes friends The best place to practice skills with your family in a cricket simulator equipped with a batting net, and enjoy grass-fed burgers under one roof. It aims to do what Puttshack did for mini golf for cricket, and the flying club for darts-bringing a sport to a new generation in a relaxed environment. (These two old brands are currently expanding throughout the UK).
Created by the founders of Scottish restaurant and butchers Mac & Wild, Calum Mackinnon and Andy Waugh, the concept was first launched in Fulham in December and has just opened a second branch in Fitzrovia.
McKinnon and Waugh said they have a list of investors waiting for the second round of financing and plan to open two other locations in Manchester and Oxford this summer. The team’s goal is to expand to the United States in a short period of time.
Strauss told Standard: “Sixes is an incredibly exciting project. Starting in 2020, we have moved quickly to build Sixes into a pioneering social entertainment company and a top-notch London restaurant.
“The accessibility of the technology means that anyone can play, whether you are a complete novice or an experienced club regular. Sixes prides itself on inclusiveness and plans to develop and build the world’s largest board nationwide. The ball community. The journey has just begun.”
The Fitzrovia website has 4 sites, an 80 restaurant and an independent bar, aiming to be an “ultimate entertainment venue”.
All Sixes websites will offer gastropub-style menus inspired by traditional British staples, consistent with the typical British movement it advocates.
McKinnon said the couple are proud to receive funding.
He said: “Sixes’ mission is to bring people together through sports, and through our cutting-edge technology and inclusive hospitality, so that people of all ages and abilities have access to cricket. We have people all over the country and overseas. Excited about the expansion plan and look forward to the continued growth of cricket in the Sixes Cricket Club community.”