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Top 50 Music Startup Investors in United Kingdom

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Music startups based in United kingdom. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Music companies from United kingdom. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Music Startup Investors in United Kingdom

Investor Music United Kingdom investments
Northstar Ventures 9
Hotspur Capital 6
Ascension 5
Playfair Capital 4
Armilar Venture Partners 3
SFC Capital 3
Cambridge Innovation Capital 3
Octopus Ventures 3
Peter Gabriel 3
Andrew Gault 3
Index Ventures 3
Andrew Scott 3
Universal Music Group 3
John Taysom 2
Balderton Capital 2
Yasin Sebastian Qureshi 2
ESRG Investments 2
Matt Jellicoe 2
Sony Music Entertainment 2
Parkwalk Advisors 2
WndrCo 2
Velocity Capital Advisors 2
Acton Capital 2
White Star Capital 2
Warner Music Group 2
Windcrest Partners 2
Emerge Education 2
Creative England 2
David Cummings 2
Global Founders Capital 2
Ojjeh Family Fund 2
Peter Bartlett 2
FirstMark 2
Lorenz Bogaert 2
TAG 2
The FSE Group 2
Colin McInnes 2
Pentech Ventures 2
John Michaelis 2
Metaplanet 2
Lumia Capital 1
Key Capital 1
Karen Chiftalaryan 1
Puma Private Equity 1
IDEO 1
HSBC Bank 1
LDC 1
Midven 1
Oleg Malskyy 1
Designer Fund 1
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Northstar Ventures VC Fund · Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Northstar Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in innovative solutions to help solve the most pressing societal issues we have today.  Our ticket sizes range from £100k to £500k into early stage tech companies. We provide added value in leveraging our network of university partners, funders, non-executive directors and talent to supporteach investment.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • DayaTani — DayaTani supplies farmers with comprehensive services to increase their productivity.
  • MarraBio — MarraBio develops functional protein polymers that enable cells to divide, expand, and operate properly.
  • Circadacare — Circadacare helps elderly people and people with dementia live independently for longer with an integrated circadian lighting and home health monitoring system.
Hotspur Capital VC Fund
Hotspur Capital is a financial organization.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Location Based Services, Mobile
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Femeda — Femeda provides groundbreaking technology for the treatment of urinary incontinence for women worldwide. Get in touch today to find out more.
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  • Greengage Lighting — Poultry lighting and poultry sensors for precision livestock farming, scheme compliance and animal welfare
Ascension VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Ascension is an early-stage VC built by exited entrepreneurs to back the next generation of tech and impact founders.Run by an experienced and diverse team of successful entrepreneurs, we have been relentlessly dedicated to finding the UK’s best Seed-stage startups since 2014.Ascension benefits from the active industry connections essential forthe sourcing and development of deal-flow and due diligence. The team has co-invested with the UK’s leading angels and VCs, key to securing follow-on funding as the portfolio businesses move to their next stage of growth.We believe in building an inclusive, community driven brand that can benefit the wider UK tech ecosystem and strive to work with conviction, integrity, humour, and humility.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, United States, Italy
Portfolio highlights
  • Happl — Connect your remote and in-person employees with Tahora.
  • HealthKey — HealthKey is a platform that connects employers and insurers with health providers.
  • Nebu~Flow — Nebu~Flow develops the next generation of nebulisers to enable the delivery of life changing treatments.
Playfair Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Playfair is a generalist VC fund with a contrarian approach to pre-seed technology investing. Based in London, Playfair invests across the UK and Europe with an intentionally high conviction, low volume approach: making 6-8 investments a year and preserving time, capital and resource to help companies post-investment. Playfair has backed 70+companies across two funds including Thought Machine, Andela, Mapillary, Recycleye and Orca AI.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Orca AI — Orca AI innovates the marine navigation sphere, providing an intelligent technological solution for collision avoidance in maritime transport.
  • Nory AI — All of your restaurant operations managed in one platform, powered by AI. Tools that fuel better decision making and fatter profit margins.
  • Qureight — Pioneering data curation to solve complex diseases
Armilar Venture Partners VC Fund · Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Armilar Venture Partners is Portugal's leading venture capitalist. An independent VC with a 20-year-old history, a high-performance track record and an international footprint, Armilar is a deep-tech investor in ICT, HealthTech and CleanTech.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Portugal, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Rows — Combine the power of a spreadsheet with built-in integrations from your business apps. Automate workflows and build tools that make work simpler.
  • Tonic App — Tonic App is a B2C2B digital health company building a professional ecosystem for medical doctors. Tonic App helps medical doctors to diagnose and treat their patients by curating, for them, in a single mobile platform, the best professional resources from peers, publishers, regulatory bodies, recruiters, providers & the industry.
  • Vawlt — Simplify your company's transition to the cloud, improve security standards, and optimize storage resource usage.
SFC Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 41 investments in the past 12 months
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).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Lemon — Lemon is a free software subscription tracking & financing platform for digital, service-based SMBs.
  • Unibloom World — Enable sustainability teams to engage operations, analyse investments, and simulate future looking projects, in real time.
  • Blue Skies Space — Blue Skies Space provides access to space science data from low-cost space missions.
Cambridge Innovation Capital VC Fund · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Cambridge Innovation Capital backs life sciences and technology companies with an affiliation to Cambridge, Europe’s capital for innovation. As a preferred investor for the University of Cambridge, they have unparalleled access to investment opportunities in the ecosystem.Since our inception in 2013, they have raised £275 million to invest indisruptive, deep-tech businesses in sectors including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, quantum technologies, autonomous systems, therapeutics, medtech/diagnostics, digital health, and genomics/proteomics.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Therapeutics
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United Kingdom, United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Riverlane — Riverlane's mission is to make quantum computing useful far sooner than previously imaginable, starting an era of human progress as significant as the industrial and digital revolutions.
  • T-Therapeutics — T-Therapeutics is a expertise in mouse genome engineering, deep expertise in biopharmaceutical drug development, single cell genomics, machine-learning and structural biology, anchored in a culture of creativity and collaboration. .
  • Complement Therapeutics — Turning powerful new Complement System insights into innovative treatments Developing the next generation of complement medicines [chevron-down] Turning powerful new Complement System insights into innovative treatments Developing the next generation of complement medicines [chevron-down] Geographic atrophy (late dry age-related macular degeneration) is a chronic eye condition that affects millions - and for which there is
Octopus Ventures VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 25 investments in the past 12 months
We provide venture capital investment for the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Learn about what we do and the kind of founders we back.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, FinTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • LabGenius — Finding the next generation of drugs with machine learning, synthetic biology and laboratory automation
  • Infinitopes — Infinitopes is a cancer research organization whose mission is to strengthen the immune system so that it can stop metastases and save lives. The company's platform creates healthcare systems and therapy designs to integrate high-efficiency vector delivery systems with optimal tumor target identification technologies in early-stage clinicaltrials, allowing patients to prevent cancer and tumors from taking their lives
  • ExpressionEdits — Redefining the status quo of protein expression
Peter Gabriel Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Peter is clearly way more than a global music legend. He divides his time and energy between his music, humanitarian projects, business investments and his family.He became an investor and advisor to The Filter in 2006 and brings with him a clear vision of a need for smart filters to help us make sense of a world with too many choices. Workingwith Peter is inspiring – his passion and creativity help drive and motivate the team.
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Investment focus
  • Music, TV, Supply Chain Management
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, Belgium, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tumelo — Tumelo is an impact-focused financial technology firm. Our mission is to enable retail investors and pension members to create and benefit from a more sustainable investment system. We do this by partnering with investment and pension providers, enabling them to provide their customers with transparency over the companies they own and ashareholder voice on issues they care about, such as gender equality or climate change. Our solution is white-label software delivered via APIs and/or a user dashboard. Our software integrates with existing investment platforms improving customer engagement, acquisition and retention for providers.
  • Provenance — Provenance is a software solution for sustainability communications and supply chain transparency.
  • Openwater — OPENWATER - THE FUTURE OF NEURAL DIAGNOSTICS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.
Andrew Gault Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Andrew Gault is tech startup founder with 20 years in technology; investor since 2012Ex-CTO with 14 patents issued & 28 filed. Started life at the European Space Agency, then co-founded GAIKAI in 2008 raising $45m from Benchmark, NEA and Intel; exiting to Sony for $380m. A Scotsman living on the West Coast since 2008, Andrew has an extensiveSilicon Valley network.Specialisms include: AR/VR, robotics, video tech/computer imaging and gaming.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Augmented Reality
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Juggle Jobs — We help professionals work flexibly
  • Banked — A Banking Platform for Young People that engenders healthy financial habits and rewards healthy activity.All built around a contactless payment and activity tracking smartwatch.Financial Institutions coupled with Wearable Devices “should” own the Internet of Things, .yet they are too large, unwieldy and slow moving to capitalise on thisadvantage. Banked will be the key indexer of the user in a network of connected things.
  • Encore Musicians — Hire a band, musicians, singers and DJs for weddings, functions, corporate events and private events. Book live music for your event with Fast Quotes, Secure Payment, No Hidden Fees and Expert Support.
Index Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 48 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • EthonAI — The EthonAI Manufacturing Analytics System is a powerful software suite to achieve operational excellence at scale.
  • Hoop — Hoop helps make sure you don't miss a thing by automatically capturing your todos and action items from meetings and chat.
  • Twelve Labs — Twelve Labs helps developers make programs that can see, listen, and understand the world as we do by giving them the most powerful video search API
Andrew Scott Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Andrew J Scott, Founding Partner – based in London & San Francisco. 20 years in technology, founder of 6 startups; investor since 2014.As founder launched the world’s first location based social network (Playtxt 2001; patented), online digital news archive (BritishPathe.com, 2002), trust graph/recommendation engine using machine learning(Rummble, 2007; patented). In-between did strategy consulting for VCs and Corporates including Astra Zeneca, AT&T and Alcatel Lucent.Andrew is also co-founder of ICE, a non-profit global network of tech founders and investors, established in 2009.Specialisms include: D2C, social & market networks, B2B SaaS and quantum computing.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • cheMastery — Laboratory Automation
  • Juggle Jobs — We help professionals work flexibly
  • Encore Musicians — Hire a band, musicians, singers and DJs for weddings, functions, corporate events and private events. Book live music for your event with Fast Quotes, Secure Payment, No Hidden Fees and Expert Support.
Universal Music Group VC Fund · Santa Monica, California, United States
Universal Music Group offers music recording, publishing, and merchandising services worldwide. It discovers and develops songwriters, and owns and administers copyrights to musical compositions for use in recordings, public performances, and related uses such as films and advertisements; and sells artist and music branded products through multiplesales points including online, fashion retail, and live performances worldwide.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Mobile, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • PIAS — [PIAS] is a family of independent record labels. We champion and support artists from around the world across an unrivalled international network run by passionate music lovers.
  • VenewLive — VenewLive is a live performance streaming platform delivering on-stage magic to global music fans virtually.
  • R.e.m. Beauty — R e m beauty is established to provide the resources which need to bring most vivid, unlimited, and creative aspirations to reality.
John Taysom Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
John Taysom started the Reuters Venture Capital Fund in Palo Alto in 1995 making 82 investments in internet and web infrastructure and services including Verisign, UltraDNS, Digimarc, ZeroKnowledge and Intertrust. He was a member of the Board of Digimarc pre and post its Nasdaq IPO, a Board member at Intertrust and a Board member at TIBCO throughits Nasdaq IPO. To date, seventeen of his investments have achieved an IPO.John acquired the Fund in an MBO in 2002. Now London-based with a seed portfolio of thirty US and UK start-ups; one has achieved an IPO and several have been acquired by Experian, Linkedin, Tesco, BMC and others.In 2011 and 2012 John took a Fellowship at Harvard to work on privacy issues and holds EU and US patents on a method of improving privacy online. For 2015 John is a Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy and a Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, at UCL. He is a member of the Board of the Web Science Trust; chairs Performance Horizon, a fast growing UK startup; is a Governor at Hurstpierpoint College; and runs a small farm in Devon.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • LGN — LGN's edge AI management software puts you in complete technical and financial control of your edge AI systems.
  • Tenyks — Tenyks gives Computer Vision Engineers the insights to build more reliable models faster! Collaborate to identify and fix dataset issues. Improve data quality. Boost model performance. No more wondering in the dark.
  • Worldr — Valarian | Innovating for the new era of digital sovereignty
Balderton Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 21 investments in the past 12 months
In the two decades since our founding, we have worked with hundreds of extraordinary European founders, and have raised eight funds totalling more than $3bn.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Ory Corp — Ory is a certified and battle-tested identity solution backed by a large open source community and trusted by Fortune 500 companies.
  • trawa — The partner for renewable and affordable electricity for businesses. Get electricity directly from solar and windparks with corporate PPAs.
  • Payflows — Payflows is a fintech company focused on treasury management program for businesses.
Yasin Sebastian Qureshi Angel
Yasin Sebastian Qureshi is the Co-Founder of KlickOwn and the Founder and former CEO of Varengold Bank. At the age of 29 he was the youngest person ever in Germany to obtain a license to run an investment bank. He is also the founder and former CEO of The NAGA Group AG www.naga.com as well as the founder of AQUA Digital Rising www.aquarising.com.He is an entrepreneur, investor and film producer born in Germany and based in London. His investments range from finance, to Internet and media.
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Investment focus
  • Audio, Music, Software
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Haglit — The first artificial intelligence-powered sales assistant for Ecommerce
  • Saarey — Saarey is a music streaming platform that provides easy access to South Asian classical music, heritage, and culture.
ESRG Investments VC Fund
ESRG Investments specializes in a vast range of financial services. The group is able to offer independent and integrated cross border financial structuring. It plans and implements concepts for institutional clients and investors that require tailor-made solutions reflecting their specific requirements. ESRG specializes in mutual funds based intax neutral jurisdictions, UK taxation, UK pension administration, film bridge financing, property, land development, sports and leisure, and media.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Video, Gaming
  • Seed
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • amBX — amBX lighting control software creates smart lighting for commercial buildings. Our SmartCore system allows remote building management for emergency lighting control, lighting building integration and vertical farming connectivity.
Matt Jellicoe Angel
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Investment focus
  • Audio, Music, Digital Media
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Saarey — Saarey is a music streaming platform that provides easy access to South Asian classical music, heritage, and culture.
Sony Music Entertainment VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Sony Music is a United States music corporation owned and operated by Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation. It is a global music company with a roster of current artists that includes both local and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordingsin history. In 1929, the enterprise was first founded as American Record Corporation (ARC) and, in 1938, was renamed Columbia Recording Corporation, following ARC's acquisition by CBS. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records. In 1987, SCA bought the company and, in 1991, renamed it SME. In 2004, SME and Bertelsmann Music Group merged as Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Digital Media, Apps
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Japan, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • MakersPlace — MakersPlace is an authentic and unique digital creation platform powered by blockchain technology for digital creators. The company enables creators to protect and sell authentic and unique editions of digital creations. The company connects creators with fans and collectors worldwide through a marketplace and network of partners. Creators are ableto sign and set a limited supply on the work while delivering proof of authenticity, ownership. and scarcity on the blockchain.With MakersPlace, creators are able to better capture the full underlying value of the digital work.MakersPlace was founded on 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
  • Slip.stream — The world's largest creator safe music library built for creators. One subscription gives you unlimited downloads, for unlimited channels, on unlimited digital platforms. Royalty free. No takedowns.
  • Tiger Media — tigermedia develop media for children as they should be: child-friendly, safe and with a lot of heart
Parkwalk Advisors VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 8 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United Kingdom, United States, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • Adsilico — Adsilico redefines medical device innovation.
  • Wayland Additive — Wayland Additive Limited is a West-Yorkshire based company pushing the boundaries of electron beam 3D printing. Wayland’s goal is to develop, manufacture and sell metal Additive Manufacturing (“AM” – 3D printing) machines to industrial end-users such as major players in the aerospace and medical industries.
  • Oxford Endovascular — Oxford Endovascular are developing a novel treatment for treating brain aneurysms. The Oxford technology uses a special laser-cut metal alloy which has a shape-memory. It can be posted into a catheter during surgery, inserted into the brain and opened up into a tiny tube mesh (‘flow diverter’) that fits into the natural shape of the blood vessel.This diverts the blood away from the aneurysm, allowing it to heal.
WndrCo VC Fund · Beverly Hills, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 2016 by Sujay Jaswa and Jeffrey Katzenberg, WndrCo is a holding company and multi-stage technology investment firm re-envisioning how people live and work. WndrCo invests in the future of work, consumer technology, cybersecurity, and developer infrastructure.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Ava — Modern Care Providers run on Ava - Improve Retention by 45%, Billable Hours by 20%, and Time to Compliance by 2x. Ava provides a no-code policy engine, and uses your disparate data source to create Personalized Employee Policies.
  • Series — Series provides full-stack enterprise financial services designed for institutions & enterprises.
  • Twelve Labs — Twelve Labs helps developers make programs that can see, listen, and understand the world as we do by giving them the most powerful video search API
Velocity Capital Advisors VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
.co.com is a global domain name extension providing businesses, organizations and individuals with short, memorable and recognizable .co.com domain names through a worldwide distribution network of registrars and resellers.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Information Technology, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Swoop — Quick access to business finance. Get matched with tailored funding across loans, equity finance, & grants, & cut business costs in one fell swoop.
  • Biscuit Tin — If you passed away tomorrow would your family know where to find your end of life wishes or important documents? Biscuit Tin can help!
  • Journee — We'll match you with an exciting trip and take care of everything. One 15 minute form. That's all we need. Go on a trip as adventurous as you.
Acton Capital VC Fund · München, Bayern, Germany
Since 1999, Acton Capital invests in tech-enabled business models to create value for the long run. We support world-class teams on their way to market leadership.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Germany, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Klaus — Hypergrowth companies use Klaus to run an effective customer service QA process, coach agents, and boost retention.
  • Henchman — Effortlessly find the clauses you’re looking for by applying our AI to your existing contracts.
  • ECO Group — Eco is a supplier of consumer products. They create structures for increased growth and profitability within the group companies.
White Star Capital VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Our presence, perspective and people enable us to partner closely with founders to help them define this future.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Software, Financial Services
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • ether.fi — Delegated Staking Protocol
  • Lockchain.ai — AI-powered risk management for digital assets.
  • Blueberry Protocol — Blueberry is an interface for interacting with the rest of DeFi with the ability to leverage and hedge by borrowing from an internal lending market.
Warner Music Group VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Warner Music Group is a major music company with interests in recorded music, music publishing and artist services
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Investment focus
  • Music, Digital Entertainment, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • move.ai — FREE YOUR MOTION. CAPTURE YOUR IMAGINATION. No more suits, no more restrictions. High fidelity motion capture made easy
  • Fave — Fave is a social platform dedicated to superfans enabling them to create immersive video content, connect and bond with like-minded fans, compete in fun challenges, exchange both physical and virtual goods in a fan-driven marketplace, and rack up points throughout it all to prove their top fan status, gain recognition in the fandom, and earnexclusive rewards around the artists and creators they love. They also partner with the creators to finally allow them to monetize their fans' activity directly.
  • Infinite Canvas — Infinite Canvas is a publisher for user-generated, creator-led games.
Windcrest Partners VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Windcrest Partners is a venture capital firm that offers private equity investment services to firms in the energy, network, games, healthcare administration, and internet technology industries. It was founded in 1967 and is based in New York.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Wyng — Wyng helps innovative brands launch engaging digital experiences to grow their audience, collect zero-party data, and drive sales.
  • Festicket — Lyte is a technology platform that enables venues & event owners to take control of their ticketing experience.
  • GoodData — GoodData is a leading composable data and analytics platform. Build, embed, and scale analytics on demand, with zero vendor lock-in.
Emerge Education VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Emerge Education is a European seed fund investing in founders solving the $8.5tn skills gap. Emerge provides founders with unrivalled education sector insights, as they're the only fund backed by the world’s foremost education entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, E-Learning
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Edurino — Edurino is an e-learning platform that introduces digital learning responsibly and playfully for children aged 4-8+.
  • Algor Education — Algor Lab is a company that provides tools and materials needed for teaching through artificial intelligence.
  • Niyyah — The goal of Niyyah is to give consumers a guided approach to comprehending the Quran in a way that is understandable, significant, and useful. With its short material, tailored suggestions, and gamified elements like leaderboards and prizes, it fits in easily with its users' everyday routines and gives them insight into the Quran'steachings and practical application of faith.
Creative England VC Fund · Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom
We are here for those who dare to imagine: imagine a fairer, more prosperous world, achieved through the power of creativity.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, SaaS
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Covatic — We help media companies deliver private-by-design, addressable advertising and marketing without exposing personal data.
  • V9 Group — V9 Group is a group of technology and payment experts.We're problem solvers. We identify markets with issues and using our thinking and experience…we challenge, innovate and disrupt them. Two sectors we've been focusing on are retail and payments. And we have developed products that are not only disrupting these sectors... they’rerevolutionising them.
  • Huey Games — Huey Games is a Ga me developer providing smart porting service for various consoles.
David Cummings Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
David has worked for IMI Plc, Lazard and KPMG.His early career at IMI Titanium was as a research and development metallurgist developing superconductors and titanium alloys. From 1986-2002, David worked at Lazard, where he became a Partner and the Managing Director running the TMT group in London. While there he gained a wide variety ofexperience in Corporate Finance, M&A, debt restructuring and equity capital markets based on over a decade of transactions in the TMT sectors. From 2004-2011, David was a Senior Director of KPMG Corporate Finance focusing on Business development and relationship building with medium to large corporations in the Telecom and Technology sectors.David is an active investor in early stage private technology companies and is a member of Cambridge Angels. His current portfolio consisting of 14 companies includes: Truphone , We7 , Grapeshot, Trigger (WebMynd), Ionscope, Centrix and Arachnys.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Internet, Software
  • Angel, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Hadean — Our spatial computing and AI-powered technology empowers leaders to simulate the unthinkable, grasp the competitive edge, and create without limits.
  • Encore Musicians — Hire a band, musicians, singers and DJs for weddings, functions, corporate events and private events. Book live music for your event with Fast Quotes, Secure Payment, No Hidden Fees and Expert Support.
  • Focal Point Positioning — We create revolutionary technologies that can upgrade the capability of all GNSS systems worldwide. Powered by Supercorrelation, the only receiver-level software to provide angle of arrival of radio signals, significantly improving the accuracy, reliability and energy consumption of standard GNSS receivers
Global Founders Capital VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Over the past two decades, GFC have backed over five hundred entrepreneurs worldwide, e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and Away Travel.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zocks — The Meeting Assistant made for Financial Advisors
  • Elevate Pay — Bloom mobile banking app helps in money transfer in Sudan.
  • Smartpay — Smartpay is the first free of charge BNPL payment option for Japanese consumers who have credit cards. There are no sign-up fees, interest fees, settlement fees, or late charges. The payment experience is also Japan’s first cross-merchant, cross-platform, and single-click checkout BNPL service, allowing consumers to checkout in as little as 10seconds. The BNPL payment solution is simple to understand, structured on 3 equal installments over 8 weeks. This means that unlike the existing BNPL services in Japan, customers do not need to go to the convenience store to make payments or pay any bank transfer fees.
Ojjeh Family Fund VC Fund
Ojjeh Family Fund is the family investment fund founded by the Oijeh Family.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Audio, Music
  • Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • IRIS Audio Technologies — IRIS Listen Well is bringing back living sound and enabling the world to Listen Well.
Peter Bartlett Angel
Peter Bartlett
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Investment focus
  • Audio, Music, Digital Media
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Saarey — Saarey is a music streaming platform that provides easy access to South Asian classical music, heritage, and culture.
FirstMark VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
FirstMark is an early-stage venture capital firm in New York City. We back and accelerate founders of iconic and industry-defining companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Crisp — Crisp connects data between retailers, distributors, and brands to power real-time insights across the supply chain.
  • GoodDay Software — GoodDay Software innovating on the most challenging problems facing commerce brands today. As former brand operators, we’re passionate about helping brands become more efficient and profitable, with fewer resources.
  • Authentic Insurance — Authentic is a community based insurance platform that offers captive insurance services for small businesses.
Lorenz Bogaert Angel · Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Lorenz Bogaert is the Founder and Director of FixForm. He previously worked at Netlog as a Co-Founder. Lorenz Bogaert attended the University of Namur.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Belgium, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tribboo — Project management platform for construction SMEs
  • Bizzy — All up-to-date information you need for the most transparent & reliable view on your business world.
  • Maison Sport — Book ski lessons online with highly qualified ski instructors. Ski & snowboard lessons & ski school in Morzine, Meribel, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Avoriaz, Tignes, Val d'Isere, Zermatt, Verbier & more
TAG VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
TAG Group is an award-winning global, independent event and corporate travel management company
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Audio, Music
  • Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • IRIS Audio Technologies — IRIS Listen Well is bringing back living sound and enabling the world to Listen Well.
The FSE Group VC Fund · Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Debt Financing, Seed, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Amutri — Visually communicate design and engineering with high quality 3D experiences that are instantly useful.
  • Neuronostics — At Neuronostics we are reimagining the way neurological conditions are diagnosed, treated, and monitored with the power of mathematical modelling
  • Luxury Cottages — Find a luxury holiday cottage to rent in the UK. Our handpicked holiday homes at Luxury Cottages are carefully selected by our luxury travel experts.
Colin McInnes Angel
Colin McInnes
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Investment focus
  • Audio, Music, Digital Media
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Saarey — Saarey is a music streaming platform that provides easy access to South Asian classical music, heritage, and culture.
Pentech Ventures VC Fund · Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of, United Kingdom
Pentech Ventures is a venture capital fund focused on finding category defining software companies. Their passion is helping founders develop their startup into an internationally successful organisation. They have done this multiple times, partnering with leading VCs, corporations and investment banks along the way. They consider any opportunitycapable of becoming a market leader but are most comfortable being the first venture investor, supporting founders through the early stages of proving product and market fit. Their initial investment is likely to be £500K to £2M, with up to £10M invested over the lifetime of the investment.They invest in founders who are ambitious to build a global company, have the passion and ability to attract the best team and who are focused on the data and understand the key drivers in proving and building their business. They support the founders they invest in to develop and grow with their business.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Analytics
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • United Kingdom, United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • FloodFlash — Finding commercial flood insurance can be tough. Control your costs and your recovery with new rapid-payout flood insurance.
  • PrimaryBid — PrimaryBid builds technology that connects companies with their retail investor communities. We power smart retail inclusion in global capital markets.
  • Vauban — Vauban is a tech company reshaping the world of private investing. The platform makes it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for anyone to co-invest in private companies. With Vauban, you can easily create your Syndicate online, start sharing your deal flow and let your network co-invest with you in startups. Vauban has automated the SPV &funds setup process.
John Michaelis Angel
John Michaelis
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Investment focus
  • Audio, Music, Digital Media
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Saarey — Saarey is a music streaming platform that provides easy access to South Asian classical music, heritage, and culture.
Metaplanet VC Fund · Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia · 9 investments in the past 12 months
an early-stage investment firm making long-term bets on contrarians and leveraging the knowledge and network across sectors. We back mission-driven founders working on positively disruptive deep technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Estonia
Portfolio highlights
  • Hume AI — The AI toolkit to measure, understand, and improve how technology affects human emotion
  • WeatherXM — Join WeatherXM's global network powered by blockchain. Earn WXM tokens with accurate, hyperlocal forecasts for agriculture, energy, and more.
  • Leash Biosciences — We're transforming drug design with a rich dataset built by screening millions of compounds against thousands of protein to generate billions of data points, ideal for training advanced machine learning models.
Lumia Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Lumia is an expansion-stage VC firm partnering with forward-thinking US and European innovators expanding internationally for breakout growth. Lumia employs a hands-on strategy, working closely with management teams by pairing Silicon Valley insights and contacts with global knowledge sharing and relationships to propel companies throughexpansion-stage challenges and opportunities.It prefers to invest in internet and software companies with a focus on SaaS, mobile, cloud computing, infrastructure, and big data. It typically invests between $3 million and $30 million in companies with greater than $10 million annualized net sales. Lumia also invests in select early stage opportunities via its "Telescope" program. The company focuses on investing in primary and secondary transactions and in common and preferred shares. Lumia Capital was founded by Martin Gedalin in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Marketplace
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Auna — Auna engages in health care and wellness services.
  • Kitopi — Kitopi is a managed cloud kitchen platform that partners with restaurants to grow their business and expand their delivery reach.
  • Naked Labs — Naked Labs is a Silicon Valley-based startup focused on3D scanning, computer vision, and human-centered design. It uses infrared light to capture a 3D body model, which is visualized on the Naked app. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Key Capital VC Fund · Milan, Lombardia, Italy
We are a venture incubator that wants to exploit the extraordinary human capital of the new digital entrepreneurship. From design to ready-to-market, up looking for new partners and capital, we create value along the entire continuum of mentoring: direct investment , skills qualified and specialized network support the growth of new businesses oftomorrow. With our deal flow , we are able to select innovative ideas with high potential with a business model that minimizes the investment risk and guarantee the success on the market.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Apps, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Italy, United States, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • Pixies — Pixies is a Startup that design solutions for Autonomous Cities and a more sustainable future of our planet. Merging Urban Design, Robotics and AI, we believe that urban spaces can now become able to take care of themselves.
  • Alokino Gelato — Alokino Gelato produces plant-based and preservative-less artisanal ice creams.
  • Nimai Digital Company — Think. Create. Make it happen.
Karen Chiftalaryan Angel · Kiev, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
CEO at SHOW4ME.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Events, Music Streaming
  • Angel
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Show4me — Show4me Music Interaction Network is an all-in-one system for DIY musicians, artists signed to labels and their fans as well as for record labels, concert promoters and other music industry professionals. The network gives essential tools for direct artist and fan interaction and music monetization, such as: • Annual subscription• Concertcrowdfunding • Music crowdfunding• Music sales All tools are combined on a single music-related network to give artists a decent reward and genuine appreciation for their art. The annual subscription model itself opens space for artists to make up to 300 times higher income compared to music streaming. And by applying a powerful combination of all toolkits, musicians can organize concerts and shows, sell music without financial risks and losses as well as build and manage successful music careers; fans can take part in the creative process of music creation of their favorite artists; and record labels and concert promoters can use Show4me to promote their artists. Show4me is the project of the UK-based company Wefuture Ltd. It has started and operated since 2015 as a concert crowdfunding platform until the board has decided to expand it into a complete music interaction network to open broader opportunities for the musicians. The goal of Show4me is to level the playing field for musicians and give the opportunity to get a fair reward for their art by building a close relationship with their fans through Show4me direct interaction model. With Show4me, every artist gets equal chances to get noticed, gain fame and recognition and make a true life-long living as a full-time musician.
Puma Private Equity VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We invest in businesses, providing capital, expertise & partnership to drive transformational change and enable scalable growth. Learn more.
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Investment focus
  • Consulting, Software, Advertising
  • Series A, Private Equity, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • MUSO — MUSO is a technology company providing anti-piracy, market analytics and audience connection solutions that disrupt the piracy market for digital content.
  • IRIS Audio Technologies — IRIS Listen Well is bringing back living sound and enabling the world to Listen Well.
  • HR Duo — Home | HR Duo
IDEO VC Fund · Palo Alto, California, United States
IDEO is a global design and innovation consultancy firm. Some of their clients include Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Microsoft , Nokia , Intel, Eli Lilly, Samsung , and Steelcase.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Cryptocurrency, FinTech
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • LifeScore — LifeScore is the generative music platform embracing AI for the benefit of artists. We provide high quality, endlessly varying, commercializable streams of music that respond to listener input.
  • Curve Health — Curve Health is senior care without walls. It is a platform that's reduced patient transfers from Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to Emergency Departments by 50%+, Curve advances connected senior care by bridging the silos that hinder healthcare delivery today; enabling physicians to remotely care for patients in SNFs, at home, in ambulancesor wherever they may be. Curve combines telemedicine, a health information exchange, predictive analytics, and smart billing into a single platform, resulting in higher quality care + significant return on investment while ensuring the most seamless patient experience.
  • DeSo Foundation — DeSo is a layer -1 blockchain designed to build and scale decentralized social apps to 1 Billion users. Take back ownership of your content and social graph with web3 versions of Twitter and LinkedIn.
HSBC Bank VC Fund · Lake Forest, Illinois, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
HSBC, one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, serves millions of customers through its three Global Businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Real Estate, Finance
  • Debt Financing, Post-IPO Debt, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Auramet — Innovation | Ingenuity | Involvement
  • Lightsource bp — Lightsource bp is a global solar leader working with utilities, businesses, local communities and governments to help meet the demand for sustainable energy.
  • Impact Healthcare Reit — Impact Healthcare REIT is a real estate company. They offer healthcare real estate assets, in particular residential care homes, and lease them to care home operators.
LDC VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 5 investments in the past 12 months
For over 40 years, LDC has been the trusted investment partner for ambitious management teams. We invest in a diverse range of businesses across every region and sector of the UK economy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, Information Technology
  • Private Equity, Funding Round, Secondary Market
  • United Kingdom, United States, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Sedex — At Sedex, it is our goal to help businesses consistently improve their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) results by providing data-driven insight, tools, and services.
  • UniHomes — UniHomes showcase the best all-inclusive student homes across the UK. View & compare student accommodation with bills included.
  • Message Direct Limited — Message Direct is the longest established and highest rated UK call answering service. Our reputation for quality has been forged over the past 27 years serving thousands of businesses.
Midven VC Fund · Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Midven is a specialist venture capital company providing investment to fast growing small and medium sized enterprises ("SMEs"), run by an energetic, experienced and hands-on team of investment managers.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • MetCloud — METCLOUD is a next generation, cyber security & cloud platform provider. Contact our team today for pioneering cyber security solutions!
  • When in Rome — We bring you craft wines made by small, independent producers and sold in convenient, eco-friendly bag-in-boxes at a great price with free delivery.
  • Medmin Group Limited — Medmin is building a group of healthcare businesses that will transform private medical treatment for the uninsured and the clinicians that treat them. We are developing a network of clinics across the UK, grouping clinicians together into branded, condition focussed clinics that patients can easily identify online. The clinics will provide care toour "Get Well Soon" patients and also undertake work for insured and self-pay patients requiring other procedures and treatments.
Oleg Malskyy Angel · Kiev, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Oleg Malskyy
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Investment focus
  • Music, Events, Music Streaming
  • Angel
  • United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Show4me — Show4me Music Interaction Network is an all-in-one system for DIY musicians, artists signed to labels and their fans as well as for record labels, concert promoters and other music industry professionals. The network gives essential tools for direct artist and fan interaction and music monetization, such as: • Annual subscription• Concertcrowdfunding • Music crowdfunding• Music sales All tools are combined on a single music-related network to give artists a decent reward and genuine appreciation for their art. The annual subscription model itself opens space for artists to make up to 300 times higher income compared to music streaming. And by applying a powerful combination of all toolkits, musicians can organize concerts and shows, sell music without financial risks and losses as well as build and manage successful music careers; fans can take part in the creative process of music creation of their favorite artists; and record labels and concert promoters can use Show4me to promote their artists. Show4me is the project of the UK-based company Wefuture Ltd. It has started and operated since 2015 as a concert crowdfunding platform until the board has decided to expand it into a complete music interaction network to open broader opportunities for the musicians. The goal of Show4me is to level the playing field for musicians and give the opportunity to get a fair reward for their art by building a close relationship with their fans through Show4me direct interaction model. With Show4me, every artist gets equal chances to get noticed, gain fame and recognition and make a true life-long living as a full-time musician.
Designer Fund VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We invest in leaders and empower them to improve the world with design.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Capitol — Capitol uses the power of AI & Design to make better, faster decisions with data.
  • Superframe — Simplifying Salesforce chaos. Streamline permissions, predict issues, and get quick answers with our chatbot to improve your company's RevOps.
  • Evergreen Renewables — Ever.green is a marketplace for high-impact RECs and low-risk tax credits that accelerate the transition to renewable energy. We work with buyers of all size and directly with project developers building new projects.
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