, 2022-11-10 06:54:28,
Gabriella Richardson explains the story behind her daring venture…
Mid-pandemic and in between jobs, Gabriella Richardson set up Yachting Ventures (YV), a business that aimed to fill a gap in the yachting industry by providing a niche service to startups. Richardson grew up in the yachting hub of Mallorca and worked as a charter broker for Camper & Nicholsons. Having studied Law at University, Richardson chose to leave Camper & Nicholsons to join SeedLegals. Backed by Index Ventures, one of the largest VC firms in the world, SeedLegals is a LegalTech startup automating the fundraising process for founders, startup accelerators and investors.
SuperyachtNews speaks to Richardson to discover more about the story behind YV. ‘I grew up in Mallorca so that was my introduction to the yachting world. Many of my friends’ parents were yachties and I’ve done a number of school projects around a crew mess table growing up. I worked onboard a 30m yacht as a stewardess myself during one of my summer breaks from University, so I’ve experienced life onboard first-hand.’ Richardson explained. The entrepreneur elaborated on the moment she decided to work at a big brokerage company upon graduating: ‘I remember picking up a Burgess magazine whilst working onboard at the age of 20, which opened my eyes to the onshore industry’.
Two years later Richardson began work at Camper & Nicholsons. Inspired by her entrepreneurial parents, Richardson decided…
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