We're a close-knit team who thrive on the excitement of growth and the journey it brings. From startups taking their first steps to scaleups looking to expand, we're here to provide unwavering support through every phase.
Treating your brand as if it were our own, we go the extra mile to drive its success. With relentless effort and a genuine passion for what we do, we work hard to elevate and promote your brand's growth, ensuring that it thrives in the competitive market.
We live by our values
We are always trying to break boundaries and seek out positive change and impact.
This is why we exist. YV is all about the people building the companies of tomorrow.
Because we firmly believe that progress is just as important as perfection.
Be curious, ask questions, break the mould, create adventure. Explore.
How it started
Back in 2020, mid pandemic, Gabbi embarked on a bold adventure - launching an accelerator program for the yachting industry. With a budget that could hardly be called substantial, her journey was fueled by hard work, resourcefulness and a sprinkle of good fortune.
She juggled YV as a part-time side hustle whilst at the same time pursuing her legal qualifications in London. In September 2022, upon achieving her qualifications, Gabbi went full-time on YV and initiated a pivot in the business model, aimed at providing startups and scaleups with more consistent and comprehensive support, throughout multiple stages of growth.
How it's going
Fast forward to the present day, and YV has evolved into a holistic support ecosystem for startups & scaleups within the leisure marine industry. The range of services offered has broadened to encompass support across the whole growth spectrum; including branding, marketing, PR, business development, global expansion, product launches and activations, fundraising and M&A.
Recognizing the importance of engaging corporates, YV now also collaborates with major events like METSTRADE, Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, and Palma Boat Show, creating innovation zones to help drive awareness.
YV has quickly earnt widespread recognition and is now in consistent high demand. With a community of +140 members, the enduring mission remains steadfast: to provide startups & scaleups in this domain with the essential network, support, and opportunities they need to succeed.
Meet the squad
Inspired? Join us
We are always eager to hear from those that can add value to our growing team. If you would like to join the YV team, please describe why you would be a good fit below.