Top 50 Investors in United Kingdom

A list of 50 United Kingdom investors . Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in United kingdom companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
Investors in United Kingdom
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Parkwalk Advisors 174 132 Seed; Series A; Series B Science/Engineering; Health Care; Software Parkwalk is a London-based fund management firm. Parkwalk invests in UK technology companies that have IP backing and freedom to operate, generally spun out of UK universities. Their funds seek to generate capital gains for their investors, enhanced by the attractive tax relief provided by EIS. Parkwalk entered this investment sector in 2009,anticipating a wave of tax-efficient incentives launched by the UK Government to stimulate innovative emerging technology companies and thereby help drive economic growth.Parkwalk utilises academic, technology transfer, venture capital and personal networks developed over many years to gain access to the highest calibre deal-flow. In 2017 Parkwalk joined forces with IP Group plc, a leading intellectual property commercialisation company that is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IPO. As at March 2019 the combined group has net assets of £1.2bn.
Scottish Investment Bank 157 131 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Our growth investments team (formerly the Scottish Investment Bank) helps you find sources of finance, engage with funders and secure investment to grow your business.
Seedcamp 238 130 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; IT; Financial Seedcamp is Europe's seed fund, identifying and investing early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. The Seedcamp Nation includes over 400 startups building breakout businesses that change the way people live, interact and buy and includes publicly listed UiPath, Wise, and unicornsRevolut, Hopin, Sorare, Pleo, and wefox along with fast-growing businesses such as Grover, viz.ai and Ezra. Seedcamp fast-tracks a founder's vision and creates value through immediate access to smart capital, a lifelong community of support and a global network built upon more than a decade's experience backing exceptional talent.Seedcamp fast-tracks a founder's vision and creates value through immediate access to smart capital, a lifelong community of support, and a global network built upon more than a decade's experience backing exceptional talent.
Business Growth Fund 183 126 Funding Round; Series A; Private Equity Software; IT; Science/Engineering BGF invests in hundreds of businesses from an evergreen balance sheet. But we offer more than just growth capital. Find out what makes us different.
Par Equity 134 115 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Hardware; IT Founded in 2008, Par Equity is a venture capital firm that backs the most innovative, high growth technology companies in the North of the UK. Based in Edinburgh, Par invests across Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Ascension 131 113 Seed; Funding Round; Pre-Seed Software; Internet; Financial Ascension is an early-stage VC built by exited entrepreneurs to back the next generation of tech and impact founders
Northstar Ventures 128 112 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Commerce/Shopping; Internet Northstar Ventures has been supporting entrepreneurs in the North East of England since 2004. It is looking for strong teams with great ideas – ideas that will drive high growth, scalable businesses. As the North East’s leading early stage investor, Northstar makes and manage investments into a wide range of innovative ventures, and its investmentmanagers have a wealth of experience supporting new and growing businesses.Northstar was a launch partner to Accelerated Digital Ventures, a £150m UK-wide venture platform backing digital technology businesses. Aside from these funds, Northstar Ventures also manages the North East Social Investment Fund, investing in social enterprises working across the North East.
Force Over Mass Capital 132 110 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; IT; Data and Analytics Force Over Mass Capital is an FCA regulated venture capital firm focused on early stage technology investments across UK and Europe. We invest in B2B innovation across four verticals, i.e. Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS and Industry 4.0.FOM cap operates both seed and scale-up funds to support early stage businesses through their growthjourney.
LocalGlobe 204 110 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; IT Seeding ambitious founders at places like @citymapper, @improbableio,@teamkano, @moo, @songkick,@seedcamp, @transferwise and @zoopla since 1999. Who's next?
Octopus Ventures 193 105 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Financial Octopus Ventures is one of Europe's largest and most active Venture Capital firms investing in startups in the areas of health, money, deep tech and B2B Software.
Development Bank of Wales 127 103 Seed; Funding Round; Debt Financing Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering Development Bank of Wales is formed in 2001 by the Welsh Assembly Government. Development Bank of Wales is an independent company, providing commercial funding to Welsh SMEs. They invests private and public funds, including EU funds.
Techstart Ventures 109 100 Seed; Pre-Seed; Funding Round Software; Hardware; IT Techstart Ventures is a leading investor of seed capital across Scotland and Northern Ireland. they are a trusted partner to ambitious founders on their journey to success.
SFC Capital 130 95 Pre-Seed; Seed; Funding Round Software; Financial; Data and Analytics SFC Capital, the UK's most active seed investor (PitchBook, 2020), provides capital and support to British startups. By combining its Angel Network and Seed Funds, SFC has created a unique model that allows investors to get exposure to SEIS- and EIS-qualifying businesses, either directly or through a diversified portfolio curated and managedby SFC’s expert team. In 2020, SFC received a £10m allocation from Business Investments as part of the Regional Angels Programme in support of SFC's mission to back promising early-stage companies from every corner of the UK.SFC Capital is an Appointed Representative of SFC Capital Partners Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 736184).
Scottish Enterprise 155 94 Grant; Funding Round; Seed Science/Engineering; Software; Health Care Scotland's business advice, support and funding agency. Explore our products and services to find the right support for your business and apply online today.
Cambridge Angels group 109 92 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Hardware The Cambridge Angels are a group of high-net worth investors who have proven experience as successful entrepreneurs in internet, software, technology and bio-technology. Members invest in and mentor high quality start-up and early-stage companies in these sectors in the Cambridge (UK) area and throughout the UK.Typical funding requirements thatthe Cambridge Angels meet are in the range of £50,000 to £500,000 - although it is worth noting that several of their portfolio companies have received more than £1m in funding from their Members over several funding rounds.Their Members have been responsible for a large number of the “Cambridge Phenomenon” success stories over recent years. Therefore, in addition to providing funding for early-stage companies, the Cambridge Angels also offer start-ups the considerable benefit of a wide range of expertise, contacts and directly relevant experience in establishing and growing entrepreneurial businesses successfully.
Oxford Capital Partners 121 91 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Internet Helping individuals and institutions invest in Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Media companies since 1999.
Fuel Ventures 100 90 Seed; Funding Round; Pre-Seed Software; Commerce/Shopping; Internet Fuel Ventures - a leading early stage seed / growth stage EIS Fund based in London, UK. Investing in the most ambitious technology companies.
Newable Private Investing 94 89 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Newable Ventures is the UK's leading early stage early stage investment fund and the most active Business Angel network.
Seedrs 146 88 Seed; Equity Crowdfunding; Pre-Seed Software; Commerce/Shopping; Internet Online investing opportunities in the best new startup businesses, and raise seed and angel investment, with top European equity crowdfunding site Seedrs.
Maven Capital Partners 111 87 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; IT; Hardware Maven is one of the UK's leading private equity and investment firms. We provide essential capital and expertise to help businesses unlock their potential.
Equity Gap 84 84 Seed; Funding Round; Angel Software; Science/Engineering; IT Equity Gap is a group of private individuals set up to invest in and support emerging and growing businesses based in Scotland
MMC Ventures 132 83 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; Science/Engineering MMC is a venture capital fund investing in early stage, high-growth UK companies. Our mission is to be involved in the creation of the global industry-leading companies of tomorrow.
Mercia Fund Managers 103 83 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering Mercia Asset Management providing equity and debt to regional businesses with growth ambition. We are your capital partners from scale-up to exit.
Foresight Group 114 83 Funding Round; Private Equity; Seed Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering Foresight Group is a listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been managing funds on behalf of institutions and retail clients for more than 35 years. Foresight has over £7.2 billion of assets under management across a number of funds on behalf of some of the world’s largest institutional investors, family offices,private and high net-worth individuals and retail investors. Foresight's investment strategies are underpinned by a strong environmental, social & governance (“ESG”) focus, which increasingly meets the demands of today’s investors and ensures we are consistently working towards creating a sustainable legacy for future generations.
Oxford Science Enterprises 101 83 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Science/Engineering; Health Care; Software Oxford Sciences Innovation is the world’s largest university-partnered venture firm. We work with the University of Oxford to build companies that create fundamental technologies: science-based businesses capable of tackling the planet’s toughest problems. We invest in life science, AI and software, healthcare, and deep tech to create companiestaking on challenges like nuclear fusion, quantum computing and developing treatments and cures for infectious diseases. Founded in 2015, we’ve raised over £600M to create a world-class technology ecosystem, and combine our deep experience with a network of investors, entrepreneurs and sector-experts to find co-investment, build businesses, and hire senior management talent.
The FSE Group 116 82 Debt Financing; Seed; Series A Software; IT; Hardware FSE C.I.C. is an independent not-for-profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) whose surpluses are reinvested in the business, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. FSE C.I.C. has a number of subsidiary companies to deliver its funds and services, which are collectively referred to as The FSE Group.All regulated activities are delivered through FSE Fund Managers Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Finance East Limited delivers funding for businesses based in the East of England region.
IQ Capital 110 82 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics IQ Capital is a Cambridge & London-based VC firm that invests in ‘deep tech’ companies capable of dominating their respective markets on a global scale. Initial investments at Seed and Series A range from £0.5m to £10m, with capacity for follow-on investment up to £30m through the Growth Fund. The team has achieved over 30 exits including toApple, Huawei, Google and Oracle.
Angels Den 91 81 Seed; Funding Round; Angel Software; Internet; Commerce/Shopping Angels Den is an angel-led investment platform that connects fast-growing companies with experienced investors.
Index Ventures 740 81 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Internet; IT Index Ventures is an international venture capital firm with dual headquarters in San Francisco and London, investing in technology-enabled companies with a focus on e-commerce, fintech, mobility, gaming, infrastructure/AI, and security.
Venrex 113 80 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Commerce/Shopping; Design Venrex Investment Management is a UK-based venture capital firm that backs creative Founders to launch and build innovative businesses.
Oxford Technology Management 103 78 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Science/Engineering; Health Care; Biotechnology Oxford Technology's SEIS fund and EIS fund enable private investors to access high growth technology startup opportunities and support UK innovation. SEIS and EIS tax reliefs offer downside protection, whilst gains can be tax free.
Passion Capital 132 76 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Financial; Data and Analytics Passion Capital is a partnership of entrepreneurs and operators applying their experiences to helping founders and early-stage teams build great digital media/technology companies. They are Stefan Glaenzer, Eileen Burbidge and Robert Dighero.They have been personally involved in the largest European technology exits of the past decade,including the biggest exits of the year for 4 of the past 10 years by market value (Ricardo.de acquired by QXL, Skype purchased by Ebay, Last.fm acquired by CBS, and QXL/Tradus acquired by Naspers) and want to be involved in many more.They believe that the critical differentiator and key asset of a successful business is the passion and ability of its founders.They are committed to fostering an ecosystem of technology, collaboration and executional excellence in Europe. As an example of this, White Bear Yard is their own hub for activities, ambitions and energy and where have fun in the process.
24 Haymarket 88 75 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; IT 24Haymarket is an investment network which included several highly-experienced private equity and venture capital investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and senior operators. Investing up to £5 million in growth companies in the UK and Europe. They invested their own capital in direct alignment with entrepreneurs and actively support their growthagenda and join the board of the companies in which they invest. Since inception in 2011, 24Haymarket has invested in more than 50 high-growth businesses.
UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund 80 74 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Science/Engineering; Health Care; Biotechnology UKI2S, formally the Rainbow Seed Fund, is an investment fund backed by the government, providing seed funding to science & technology start-ups and SMEs
Forward Partners 89 73 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Commerce/Shopping; IT Forward Partners is a venture capital firm in London specialising in technology businesses focused on eCommerce, marketplace and applied AI early-stage startups.
AlbionVC 102 71 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics AlbionVC invests from seed through to Series B in B2B software and healthcare. Albion has 20+ years’ experience investing in technology, has c.£500m of venture funds, with over 50 tech investments within its portfolios. AlbionVC is the technology investment arm of Albion Capital Group LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial ConductAuthority.
Amadeus Capital Partners 172 70 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Hardware Amadeus Capital Partners, Venture Capital For Technology Companies. We Back Entreprenuers To Win. Contact Our Experienced Team Of Investors Today
Downing Ventures 114 69 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; Data and Analytics; Science/Engineering Downing Ventures is a division of Downing LLP. They invest venture capital into early and growth stage technology businesses. Our belief is that technology now forms an integral part of the everyday lives of consumers, corporations and governments. Further, they believe that they are now experiencing the benefits of the second wave of technologydevelopment, which is now based on sound infrastructure. Investing into this trend, they look for: Visionary entrepreneurs, with the ability to execute as well as dream. Large (potential) addressable markets. Distinct product / service advantages. Limited adoption risk for customers. They seek to invest 250,000 to 5 million per company. They will invest in seed-stage deals and Series A deals, and then look to continue to support those companies through phases of subsequent growth. Fundamentally, they back entrepreneurs. They are supportive, hopefully helpful, investors.
Hambro Perks Ltd. 116 68 Seed; Secondary Market; Series A Software; Financial; Health Care Hambro Perks partner with founders and entrepreneurs to support growth businesses at all stages of investment cycle. Hambro Perks has specialised and dedicated investment teams, working across a number of funds. In addition to their flagship Venture, EIS and co-investment funds, Hambro Perks offers a number of specialist differentiated investmentstrategies, including Hambro Perks Environmental Technology, Special Situations, and Access, which invests in venture secondaries.
Praetura Ventures 71 67 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; IT; Science/Engineering Praetura Ventures has been supporting entrepreneurs with more than money since 2011. Click to find out more about how we can help businesses and investors.
JamJar Investments 88 64 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Commerce/Shopping; Health Care JamJar Investments is a venture capital firm that invest in high growth consumer brand businesses in both digital and non-tech.Its combination of operational, commercial and brand experience was honed over 14 years taking innocent from scratch to sale to Coca Cola for north of half a billion £. That journey means the company understand thejourney of entrepreneurs, the highs the lows, the challenges and some of the solutions. JamJar is the consumer Venture Capital fund run by the innocent drinks founders.
Episode 1 88 64 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; IT Episode1 Ventures is a venture capital fund set up to invest in early-stage technology companies based in London, UK.
Chris Adelsbach 161 64 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Financial; Software; IT Founding Partner @ Outrun Ventures
SyndicateRoom 99 63 Seed; Equity Crowdfunding; Funding Round Health Care; Software; Science/Engineering SyndicateRoom is fintech company made up of data-scientists, investment professionals, software developers and marketers with one mission: to be an early investor in every British startup success story.To do this – and make fund investors money – we don’t try to spot the next Big Thing.Instead, we apply a data-driven model to portfolioconstruction; a repeatable process designed to maximise returns and minimise risk for fund investors. As such, we build startup portfolios that don’t attempt to predict the future; they work to stack the odds in investors’ favour.Our fund, Access EIS, aims to build investors a diversified portfolio of 50+ companies by co‑investing exclusively with some of the UK’s best-performing angel investors.
IP Group 129 62 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Science/Engineering; Health Care; Biotechnology IP Group's core business is the creation of value for its shareholders and partners through the commercialisation of intellectual property originating from research intensive institutions. Their strength lies in managing this process from finding suitable intellectual property to commercialise to either helping develop businesses and createvalue out of them, or identifying and establishing appropriate commercial partnerships to do so. IP Group's extensive expertise in this area combined with its inside knowledge of both industry and finance have enabled the group to create a formidable track record of consistently delivering excellent results for their companies, for their partners and for their shareholders.
Kelvin Capital 67 62 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Hardware; Health Care; Science/Engineering We invest venture capital in to globally ambitious companies which have the potential to deliver a significant return to our investors
Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund 73 61 Funding Round; Debt Financing; Seed Manufacturing; Software; Hardware Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is an initiative launched by the government-owned British Business Bank.It is a key part of the government’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ vision, which aims to end the historic North / South divide and create economic prosperity in the North of England on par with London and the South East.Thegovernment firmly believes that SMEs form the foundation of the region’s future growth. NPIF therefore aims to nurture regional entrepreneurship by providing investment and support for small and medium businesses between 2016 and 2021. NPIF's funding will support new and growing SMEs, create jobs and encourage and attract additional private sector investment.
Beringea 127 60 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Commerce/Shopping; IT Beringea is an international investor in high growth US & UK businesses. With expertise in multiple sectors we are at the forefront of emerging trends.
Speedinvest 280 58 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; IT Speedinvest is one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors, with more than €400m AUM, 40 investors, and offices in Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and San Francisco. Your success is our priority, so we don’t just send some money and "check in" at board meetings. Our mission is to empower you with game-changing support throughevery stage of your journey. Our focused investment teams know your industry inside and out. Their Deep Tech, Fintech, Industrial Tech, Network Effects, Digital Health and Subscriptions experience, know-how and deep networks are yours from day one. You also have full access to our in-house Platform+ team of operational experts who can provide tailored growth marketing, people (HR), US business development, and networking support throughout every stage of your journey.
Midlands Engine Investment Fund 75 58 Debt Financing; Funding Round; Seed Health Care; Manufacturing; Science/Engineering MEIF is an investment firm that operates equity investment towards growth capital. The firm aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands and to realize the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise. It is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships(LEPs) in the West Midlands and East and South East Midlands. MEIF provides over £250m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the Midlands.
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