Directory of Venture Capital Providers

    Chapter 1

Introduction to EMIN
East Midlands Incubation Network – EMIN offers...
•   Chapter 2

Government Finance

Name of Funding: 100% First Year Allowance

Type of fund: Allowance
Email:
Website:http...
Type of fund: Grant secretarial
Email:
Website:http://www.challengefunds.org/

Details The BLCF is a cost-sharing grant sc...
Area may apply
Investment preferences:
Fund:                   Tranche 1: £1 - £2000 – 100% of eligible costs.
           ...
you issue a VAT invoice, even if your customer has not paid you.
However, if you choose to use the scheme, you can only re...
Industry preferences:     Goods or services that will be marketed directly or indirectly to oil and gas
                  ...
development of advanced products, processes or services. It involves organisations from 33
European countries and the Comm...
Details Businesses, public sector bodies, academic and other research organisations of all sizes can
participate in this E...
Name of Funding: Harry James Riddleston Charity

Type of funding: Loan
Email:
Website:

Details: Discretionary interest fr...
Loughborough University
                          Loughborough
                          LE11 3TU
                        ...
Industry preferences:     Not specified
Contacts:                 LINK Directorate,
                          Office of Sc...
Tel: 0845 606 2626.

Name of Funding: New Entrepreneur Scholarship

Type of fund: Scholarship
Email:rdearden@nbv.co.uk
Web...
Eligibility:    Applicants need to be unemployed and aged 50 or over, with liquid assets of less than
                £18,...
Fund:                     The amount and terms of assistance will be negotiated as the minimum necessary
                 ...
Inner City boundary.
Investment preferences:
Fund:                   Loan max 50% up to £4,000. Interest 4½% fixed over 3y...
Industry preferences:      None Specified
Contacts:

Name of Funding: Smart
Smart research and development (R&D) project g...
funding themselves (owing to EU rules), although they can take part in funded
                          activities. The Su...
Contacts:                      PDF Fund                                    CDVF
                               Maria Kenyo...
Telephone: 020-7928 3131              Email:enguiries@3i.com
Facsimile: 020-7928 0058              Website:http://www.3i.c...
Facsimile: 028-9050 0888              Website:http://www.actventure.com

Company details:
Type of organisation:     Ventur...
Alliance Fund Managers Limited

5 th Floor, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DS
Telephone: 0151-236 4040        ...
Electronics
Contacts:                 Richard Anton, Shatanu Bhagwat, Anne Glover, Hermann, Hauser, Barak
                ...
Investment preferences:
Minimum investment:     £0.25 million
Maximum investment:     £3.8 million
Stage of investment:   ...
Company details:
Type of organisation:     Venture capital firm
Investment preferences:
Minimum investment:       £1 milli...
Type of organisation:     Venture capital firm
Investment preferences:
Minimum investment:       £0.1 million
Maximum inve...
Facsimile: 01223-720 330              Website http://www.cambridgegateway.com

Company details:
Type of organisation:     ...
Company details:
Type of organisation:     Venture capital firm
Investment preferences:
Minimum investment:       £0.5 mil...
Company details:
Type of organisation:     Venture capital firm
Investment preferences:
Minimum investment:       £0.05 mi...
Telephone: 020-7486 4841              Email:info@episode1.com
Facsimile: 020-7224 1567              Website:http://www.epi...
Foursome Investments Ltd

The Mews, 1a Birkenhead Street, London, WC1H 8NB
Telephone: 020-7833 0555             Email:mail...
Global Life Science Ventures Ltd

1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
Telephone: 020-8938 6692    ...
Industrial Technology Securities Ltd

Surrey Technology Centre, Surrey Research Park, Guilford, Surrey, GU2 5YG
Telephone:...
products and services
Contacts:                 Roger Jeynes, Adrian Merryman, Ken Olisa, Graham Ransom

Katalyst Ventures...
Industry preferences:     Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Financial services, Industrial
                          ...
Type of organisation:     Venture capital firm
Investment preferences:
Minimum investment:       £0.05 million
Maximum inv...
Telephone: 01923-250 244              Email:headoffice@mtifirms.com
Facsimile: 01923-247 783              Website:http://w...
Pacific Investments

124 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9BW
Telephone: 020-7225 2250           Email:bvca@beckwithlondon.com
...
Industry preferences:     All sectors considered
Contacts:                 Claire Edmondson, Stephen Geddes, David Giampao...
Industry preferences:     Biotechnology, Industrial products & services, Communications, Information
                     ...
Maximum investment:       £30 million
Stage of investment:      Seed, Start-UP, other early stage, Expansion/development, ...
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
Directory of Venture Capital Providers
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Directory of Venture Capital Providers

  1. 1. Directory of Venture Capital Providers Chapter 1 Introduction to EMIN East Midlands Incubation Network – EMIN offers a highly practical and extensive network of support to help new and early stage businesses on the path to success. EMIN can put you in touch with a wealth of directly relevant expertise, services and facilities to help your venture succeed. Setting up in business can be a daunting experience and it can be difficult to know where to get help. EMIN has channelled all the services, expertise and business incubator facilities, many of which are offered by six of the region’s innovative universities, to provide a totally comprehensive support network. EMIN can put you in touch with a wide range of regional services, from emda, enterprise agencies and Business Link to local mentoring and business support groups and informal networks. Collectively, these groups offer a full calendar of events to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the region. EMIN will act as a gateway to these events which range from seminars and workshops on practical business issues to technology showcases to attract investment. We can put you in touch with experts offering a broad spectrum of advice to maximise the opportunities for business innovation and growth. The partner Universities are :- De Monfort University University of Derby University of Leicester University of Lincoln Loughborough University The Nottingham Trent University Description of service provided The aim is to provide information in a directory format of Venture Capital providers and other funding sources for start-up companies. Information will be provided on private and public sector sources of finance Disclaimer disclaimer Format – by type of finance, time horizon and stage of company. Explanation of the above with advantage and disadvantages of each type of finance Glossary Useful Contacts
  2. 2. • Chapter 2 Government Finance Name of Funding: 100% First Year Allowance Type of fund: Allowance Email: Website:http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk Details : Small businesses that have invested in information and communication technology (ICT) between 1 April 2000 and 31 March 2004 can claim 100% First Year Allowances on their investment. This includes computers, software and next-generation internet enabled mobile phones. Spending on ICT for leasing does not qualify. Eligibility: 100% FYA is available on capital expenditure on information and communications technology (ICT) incurred by a small enterprise in the period 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2003 Investment preferences: Fund: 100% first year allowance on their investment Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Inland Revenue Name of Funding: Aeronautic Research Programme Type of fund: Grant Email:Andrew.culley@dti.gsi.gov.uk Website: Details The Aeronautics Research Programme (formerly known as CARAD) provides grant support for collaborative, pre-competitive research into aerodynamics, propulsion systems, advanced materials and structures and aircraft systems. Eligibility: Most independent organisations may be eligible for support. This includes Higher Education Institutions, industrial concerns and research organisations provided they are contributing to an industrially relevant proposal. Projects supported require the participation of a minimum of two independent organisations, at least one of which must be industrially based and capable of exploiting the results arising from the project. Investment preferences: Fund: Not specified Industry preferences: Aeronaytics Contacts: Andrew Culley Projects Officer Aerospace and Defence, Department of Trade and Industry 151 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9SS Tel: 020 7215 1137 Name of Funding: Business Linkage Challenge Fund
  3. 3. Type of fund: Grant secretarial Email: Website:http://www.challengefunds.org/ Details The BLCF is a cost-sharing grant scheme i.e. it gives grants to enterprises to achieve DFID’s objective of developing commercially sustainable business linkages that bring benefits to the poor. It is a way of working in partnership with the private sector towards the goal of poverty eradication. The Fund encourages and supports the formation of business linkages by enterprises in developing countries with each other and/or with international partners. These linkages must bring enhanced competitiveness and generate clear benefits for the poor. The linkages involve an investment of resources by all members of the linkage – skills, technology, information, facilities, supplies and access to markets. The linkages, in turn, bring benefits to all members and to poor people. Eligibility: The Fund operates in the UK, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa and Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent in the Caribbean. The BLCF will be available for application, on a straightforward and transparent basis, to: Linkages that have at least one privately owned, for-profit, enterprise registered in one of the target countries including the UK BLCF grants will be allocated only to a for-profit private sector entity registered in one of the Fund’s countries of operation; or an association representing such entities; or a consortium led by such an entity. (In all cases, the entity must be in satisfactory financial health and able to show at least three years of unqualified audited accounts). However, with a view to encouraging the submission of good concepts, the BLCF will exceptionally consider Concept Notes from consortia led by other types of entities (for example, NGOs and academic institutes) as long as the consortium includes private sector participant(s), under the condition that – if invited to proceed to submit a full application – the consortium’s bid will be led by a for-profit entity as above. Investment preferences: Fund: Funding comes from the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID). The BLCF offers grants of between £50,000 to £1,000,000 (larger grants may be considered in some cases if they will make a special contribution to achieving the BLCF’s objectives). Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Name of Funding: Braunstone Business Bonus (Braunstone Working) Type of fund Grant Email: Website: http://www.braunstone.com/ Details Grant for business start ups, existing businesses and businesses creating local employment. Eligibility: Available to Braunstone New Deal Area residents, businesses in the New Deal
  4. 4. Area may apply Investment preferences: Fund: Tranche 1: £1 - £2000 – 100% of eligible costs. Tranche 2: £2001 - £5000 max – 50% of eligible costs. Can be used for; set up costs, building adaptations, purchase of plant, equipment and materials, market research and marketing and developing new products. Tranche 3: £2001 - £5000. This tranche is ONLY available in exceptional circumstances and doesn’t require any matched funding i.e. Businesses may apply for 100% of eligible costs up to the maximum amount. Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Contact: Atul Dawda, Business Advisor, Braunstone Working Tel: 0116 225 2492 Name of Funding: Bridges Fund (Community Development Venture Fund) Type of fund: Venture Capital Fund Email:info@bridgeventures.com Website:www.bridgesventures.com Details The £40 million Community Development Venture Fund, provides venture capital to viable small and medium-sized enterprises, capable of substantial growth and that are located in the 25% most deprived wards in England located on their website by Post code. Eligibility: Located in the 25% most deprived wards in England and have a direct and beneficial impact on deprived areas. The Bridges Fund is seeking businesses that can demonstrate the need for, and expected return on, venture capital investments. They must also demonstrate the benefits the business would bring to the local community in terms of employment, sourcing local goods or services or supplying goods and services to the community. Investment preferences: Fund: It is unlikely any deal size will be for less than £100,000 or exceed £2 million. The norm for deal sizes is typically expected to be between £500,000 to £750,000. Staged deals and co-investments can also be considered. Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Bridges Community Ventures Ltd 1 Craven Hill London W2 3EN Tel: 020 7262 5566 Fax: 020 7262 6389 Name of Funding: Cash Accounting Scheme Type of fund: Assist with cash flow Email: Website:http://www.hmce.gov.uk Details The cash accounting scheme allows you to account for VAT (output tax) on your sales on the basis of payments you receive, rather than on tax invoices you issue. This is different from the normal rules that require you to account for VAT on your sales as they take place or as soon as
  5. 5. you issue a VAT invoice, even if your customer has not paid you. However, if you choose to use the scheme, you can only reclaim the VAT incurred on your purchases (input tax) once you pay your supplier. Under the normal method of accounting for VAT you can reclaim VAT on purchases you make as soon as you receive a VAT invoice even if you have not paid your supplier. Eligibility: If you expect the value of your taxable supplies (excluding VAT) during the next year (beginning at the start of a tax period) will be £600,000 or less. (When you estimate the value of your taxable supplies for the next year, remember to include the value of standard, lower and zero-rated supplies you are likely to make in the year. For the purposes of deciding whether you can join the scheme, you can exclude from this estimate any expected sales of capital assets.);You are eligible if: • you have sent in all the VAT returns due at the time you start to use the scheme; • you have not been convicted of a VAT offence in the last year; • you have not accepted an offer to compound proceedings in connection with a VAT offence in the last year; • you have not been assessed to a penalty for VAT evasion involving dishonest conduct in the last year; • you do not owe us any money or if you do, you have made arrangements with us to clear the total amount of your outstanding VAT payments (including surcharges and/or penalties); • we have not written to you withdrawing use of the cash accounting scheme during the last year; • we have not written to you and denied you access to the scheme Investment preferences: Fund: Not applicable Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: National Advice Service Tel 0845 010 9000 Name of Funding: Competitiveness of the Oil and Gas Supplies (COGSS) Type of fund: Funding Email:Jacqueline.scott@dti.gsi.gov.uk Website:www.og.dti.gov.uk/sponsorship/technology.htm Details This programme is run by the Oil and Gas Industry Directorate (OGID) of the Department of Trade and Industry. OGID makes funding available to projects that stimulate and support research and development of goods or services that will be marketed directly or indirectly to oil and gas exploration or production companies in the UK or in export markets. Eligibility: Projects must involve significant technological risk and innovation. Routine product development is not supported under the programme. Projects must need Government support in order to go ahead, or for the project to proceed rapidly enough to stand a reasonable chance of commercial success. If the project is receiving support under any other Government scheme, it is not eligible for support from OGID. Investment preferences: Fund: OGID's contribution to the costs of the project cannot exceed that of the applicants' and, on average, OGID has funded about 25% of the costs of projects it has supported recently.
  6. 6. Industry preferences: Goods or services that will be marketed directly or indirectly to oil and gas exploration or production companies OGID concentrates its resources on projects in the following areas: subsea production systems, advanced technology for underwater engineering, exploration technologies, drilling and production technologies, reservoir technologies, onshore oil, gas & petrochemicals, chemical/process equipment. To the extent resources allow, OGID is also prepared to consider individual proposals that fall outside these areas. Contacts: Jackie Scott Finance Manager Oil and Gas Industry Directorate, DTI 3rd Floor Atholl House Aberdeen AB11 6AR Tel: 01224 254016 Fax: 01224 212521 Name of Funding: Enterprise Grant Type of fund: Grant Email: Website:www.businesslink.org/enterprisegrants Details Enterprise Grants work alongside funds from commercial sources, such as banks, in helping small and medium-sized businesses to finance their growth. Projects can involve expanding, modernising or restructuring an existing business, or setting up a new business Eligibility: National scheme criteria applies across England but there are some regional variations according to the economic priorities of each region. Companies must be based in an Enterprise Grant area of England to be eligible. Contact Tel: 0115 98 88597 with post code to see if eligible. Investment preferences: Fund: A small business (with up to 50 employees) can receive a grant of up to 15% of their eligible project costs up to a maximum grant of £75,000. A medium-sized business (with 50 to 250 employees) can receive up to 7.5% of their eligible project costs up to a maximum grant of £37,500. This amount can be increased to 15% if a business is based in an Assisted Area (which is defined by the European Commission). Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Business Link Tel: 0845 600 9006 Name of Funding: Eureka Type of fund: Grant Email:graham.crewe@dti.gsi.gov.uk Website:www.globalwatchonline.com/eureka Details Funding and other methods of support to help businesses develop innovative product, process or service ideas through international collaboration. EUREKA is a pan-European network for encouraging near market, collaborative research and development projects which lead to the
  7. 7. development of advanced products, processes or services. It involves organisations from 33 European countries and the Commission of the European Union. Eligibility: Must involve a minimum of two independent organisations from two member countries. A project can be in any technological area chosen by the participants. Any UK-registered company, research organisation and Higher Education Institution may be eligible to apply for funding. Investment preferences: Fund: Funding of up to 50% of eligible costs may be available for projects Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Graham Crewe EUREKA Unit Enquiry Point Department of Trade & Industry 151 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9SS Name of Funding: European Regional Development Fund Type of fund: Grant Email: Website:http:www.urban.odpm.gov.uk/ Details The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is one of the European Structural Funds. In England ERDF is managed by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. Objective 1: Promoting the development and structural adjustment of regions whose development is lagging behind. Objective 2: Supporting the economic and social conversion of areas facing structural difficulties. The above Objectives cover certain geographical Eligibility: The ERDF is usually aimed at projects promoted by the public sector. Those involved include government departments, local authorities, Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), other public bodies and voluntary sector organisations. This by no means excludes the involvement of the private sector, which has an important role to play in promoting and assisting the funding of high quality projects which meet the objectives of the ERDF The ERDF is targeted at those regions which are most in need of assistance Investment preferences: Fund: Assistance is given in the form of grants towards the costs of projects. These grants are set at a level which is the minimum required to enable the project to go ahead. As a general rule, however, the EC contributes no more that 50% of the eligible cost, although it can be as much as 75% Industry preferences: Contacts: The first step is to approach the Government Office for the region which can give you advice about potential projects. They can also provide application forms, information packs and information on the procedures to be followed. Name of Funding: Framework Programme 6 Type of fund: Grant Email: Website:www.dti.gov.uk/ostinternational
  8. 8. Details Businesses, public sector bodies, academic and other research organisations of all sizes can participate in this EU funded programme for research and innovation in science, engineering and technology. Eligibility: Projects must involve several partners from different countries. Funding is allocated following competitive calls for proposals which will outline the priorities to be met by the research. Funding is for specific, defined projects and is not provided as a subsidy to research organisations or companies. Funding is provided to businesses undertaking projects in the following seven key areas that have been chosen as the priorities for the five year period starting January 2003:Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health, information society technologies, nanotechnologies and nanosciences, aeronautics and space, food quality and safety, sustainable development, global change and ecosystems, citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society. Investment preferences: Fund: The overall budget covering the four-year period 2003 - 2006 is Euro 17.5 billion, for which there are no national quotas. Industry preferences: Science, Engineering and Technology Contacts: Office of Science and Technology Framework Programme Help line Tel: 020 7215 6431 Name of Funding: Grant to Prepare your Business for Innovation Type of fund: Grant Email:rs.smart@sbs.gsi.gov.uk Website:www.businesslink.org/innovation Details Businesses or individuals who have an idea to develop an innovative product, process or service, but are not sure whether they are ready to take it forward successfully, may be able to receive help from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Eligibility: Small and medium-sized businesses operating, or individuals who intend to start trading, in England are eligible to apply if they meet EC small and medium- sized enterprises (SME) eligibility criteria. They must also demonstrate they are financially viable and need the grant for the project to proceed. Investment preferences: Fund: The grant will be 75% of the project consultancy costs (up to a maximum of £12,000) on the condition that the applicant business spends at least twice as many days working on the project as the mentor and expert consultant(s). Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Innovation Capability Grant Secretariat Small Business Service Bay 712, Kingsgate House 66-74 Victoria Street SW1E 6SW Tel: 020 7215 8671 Fax: 020 7215 4002
  9. 9. Name of Funding: Harry James Riddleston Charity Type of funding: Loan Email: Website: Details: Discretionary interest free loans of up to £6000 Eligibility: For people aged 21 - 34 for start ups and new businesses up to 18 months, or to contribute towards the cost of vocational, professional or post-graduate studies. Applicants must be resident in Leicestershire or Rutland. Guarantors will be required. Investment preferences: Fund: Up to £6000 Industry preferences: Not specified Contacts: Name of Funding: Lachesis FUND Type of funding: Fund Email:Lachesis@lboro.ac.uk Website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/business/Lachesis/pages/fund.html Details: The Fund will fill the ‘seed-corn’ funding gap that exists for very early stage technologies in the higher education sector, enabling: • promising technologies to be commercialised and licensed • new businesses to be started • attraction of follow-on funding for new businesses • regeneration of a culture of entrepreneurship in the region • further development of best practice for technology transfer Eligibility: • Demonstrate potential to be self-sustaining following Fund investment • Demonstrate potential to achieve a commercial milestone that will attract future investors to achieve the above • Demonstrate greatest potential for a return on investment • De within a growth area likely to produce the highest returns Investment preferences: Fund: The maximum investment in any project is £250k. Typically investments will be in the range £10k to £100k. Smaller investments or ‘Pathfinder’ investments which total around £15k for a single project may be needed in order to: conduct feasibility studies; maintain intellectual property portfolios; undertake market research; produce viable business plans; or carry out commercial assessments. Large investments of £25k to £200k would either lead to a licence deal or lead to the eventual formation of a spin-out company. Often the funds will be advanced in stages, linked to the achievement of commercial milestones. Industry preferences: Not specified Contacts: Dr Dan King The Lachesis Fund Intellectual Property Office Rutland Hall
  10. 10. Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU Tel: 01509 228 688 Name of Funding: Leicester Inner City Loan Fund Type of fund: Loan Email Website Details: Starting and existing businesses up to 3 years old. Must be located within City boundary. Loan max 50% up to £4,000. Interest 3% over 3 years max term. Capital purchases only. Eligibility: : Starting and existing businesses up to 3 years old. Must be located within City boundary. Investment preferences: Fund: Loan max 50% up to £4,000. Interest 3% over 3 years max term. Capital purchases only. Industry preferences: Not specified Contacts: Business plan and application form. Contact ; Derek Baker, Business Link Leicestershire Tel ; 0116 255 9944 Name of Funding: LINK Collaborative Research Type of fund: Funded Project Email:link.ost@gtnet.gov.uk Website:www.ost.gov.uk/link Details: LINK brings together industry and academia to undertake pre-commercial research projects, with Government providing up to 50% of the total cost. Through LINK, businesses can engage with some of the best and most creative minds in academia, to tackle new scientific and technological challenges so that they can go on to develop innovative and commercially successful products, processes and services. Businesses can benefit from: • gaining access to high quality research and leading edge science, engineering and technology that can underpin business strategy and innovation • accelerated research to help reduce the investment required • access to research expertise and the support needed to deliver a well-managed project • finding partners with means to create new intellectual property and new and improved products, processes and services. Eligibility: : Companies and research organisations based in the UK can participate in LINK projects. Each project needs to involve at least one company and one research base organisation (universities, public sector research establishments, research and technology organisations, etc). Investment preferences: Fund: Government provides up to 50% of the funding for a LINK project, which is matched by industry (through either in kind contributions, cash or a combination of the two). The average size of a LINK project is around £500,000. The average duration of a LINK project is 3 years.
  11. 11. Industry preferences: Not specified Contacts: LINK Directorate, Office of Science and Technology Bay 5141 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET Tel: 020 7215 0053 Fax: 020 7215 0054 Name of Funding: New and Renewable Energy Programme Type of fund: Grant Email:John.Clark@aeat.co.uk Website:www.dti.gov.uk/energy/renewables/support/research_devel Details Grants are available for UK companies to conduct high quality, innovative industrial research and development (R&D) projects that aim to reduce the cost and/or improve the performance of renewable energy. Eligibility: To be successful in the competitive bid process for these grants, companies will need to prove that the innovation being proposed is worth pursuing and that the particular project is the logical next step in the development of the renewable energy. The Programme is currently looking to support projects in the following areas: bio fuels, fuel cells, photovoltaic energy, wind energy, primarily offshore wind energy, distributed generation, including energy storage, wave energy, tidal stream, small-scale and micro-scale hydro. Proposals submitted must be UK and industry led Investment preferences: Fund: Not Specified Industry preferences: Renewable energy Contacts: John Clarke Tel: 01235 433 487 Name of Funding: New Deal Type of fund: Email: Website:http://. Details: Employers looking to recruit jobseekers may be eligible for financial help through New Deal subsidies because of their commitment and initiative. New Deal programmes provide new skills and financial support to jobseekers, simultaneously providing the opportunity to tackle local employment skill shortages. New Deal can also support people who want to begin self-employment. Eligibility: : . Investment preferences: Fund: If you take on a jobseeker aged between 18 and 24, you'll get a weekly subsidy of £60 if the job is full-time and £40 if it's part-time. If an employee can only work part time because of a disability, you'll still get the full £60 subsidy • £750 towards the cost of training • A chance to tackle skills shortages Industry preferences: Not applicable Contacts: To contact New Deal's Information Line
  12. 12. Tel: 0845 606 2626. Name of Funding: New Entrepreneur Scholarship Type of fund: Scholarship Email:rdearden@nbv.co.uk Website:http://www.nfea.com Details:. The NES programme aims to encourage enterprise in disadvantaged areas by providing a flexible and comprehensive programme of business support and training as well as start-up funding. Eligibility: : Over 18 Not in full time Education Have a Business idea but not be self-employed Live in an eligible disadvantaged area, potential scholars can find out if they live in an eligible ward by emailing their regional contact their postcode. Investment preferences: Fund: When the scholar and their mentor decide that the time is right to set up in business, the scholar will be able to access up to £3,500 of start-up support. This support can be used to purchase items that will be needed to start up the business and may include things such as machinery, IT equipment, rent, stationery and office supplies. Industry preferences: Not applicable Contacts: Richard Dearden Tel: 0115 969 1151 Name of Funding: Partners in Innovation Type of fund: Support cost for research Email:help@pii.org.uk Website:www.pii.org.uk/pii/index.htm Details: Partners in Innovation (PII) provides up to half the costs of collaborative research and innovation projects within the construction sector. It is open to all UK companies, industry bodies, institutions, research and technology organisations and universities. Eligibility e: Projects supported may cover the full range of construction activities, including the construction process, new technologies and techniques or business improvement. Investment preferences: Fund: Not specified. Industry preferences: Construction Contacts: Partners in Innovation Administrator Technopolis Limited Tel: 01273 20 43 20 Name of Funding: Prime Loan Fund Type of fund: Loan Email: Website: Details: Starting in Business Loan available throughout Leicestershire
  13. 13. Eligibility: Applicants need to be unemployed and aged 50 or over, with liquid assets of less than £18,000. Investment preferences: Fund: Loans maximum 50% up to £5000. Interest 9.5% fixed over 3 years maximum term. Industry preferences: Not Specified Contacts: Business plan and application required. Contact ; Derek Baker at Business Link Leicestershire On 0116 255 9944 Name of Funding: Redundant Buildings Grant Scheme Type of fund: Grant Email: Website: Details: For conversion of redundant rural buildings to provide accommodation for rural businesses and to help create new employment opportunities for local people. Eligibility: Conversion of redundant buildings to provide accommodation for rural businesses within Leicestershire Investment preferences: Fund: Initial consultation free. Stage 2 grant available for 75% of consultancy fee up to maximum of £750. Additional funding may be available in some limited cases. Industry preferences: Not Specified Contacts: Contact Leicestershire County Council: Sheila Rasaiah Tel: 0116 265 7022 Brett Culpin: Tel: 0116 265 7033 Name of Funding: Regional Selective Assistance Type of fund: Grant Email:LewisStringer@emd.org.uk Website: Details: Provides discretionary grants for projects with fixed capital expenditure over £500,000 and which create or safeguard employment. Businesses must be located in target areas in the East Midlands. Assistance can be provided to start or expand a business, set up R&D facilities or develop production capabilities. Eligibility: Most businesses investing in manufacturing are eligible to apply for a grant, as are businesses in service industries that supply a national market. • RSA is not available to projects involving agriculture, coal, fishing, horticulture, iron and steel, milk processing, motor vehicles, shipbuilding, slaughtering and synthetic fibre and yarn • Within the East Midlands eligible areas include Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Gainsborough, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, North East Derbyshire, Somercotes, and parts of Nottingham city. Investment preferences:
  14. 14. Fund: The amount and terms of assistance will be negotiated as the minimum necessary for the proposed project to go ahead. The grant will be paid in instalments based on agreed fixed capital expenditure and job targets. The amount of grant will depend on the needs of the project, the number of jobs created or safeguarded and the impact the project will have on the economy. RSA grants can be significant, with awards ranging between 5% and 20% of the fixed project costs depending on location. For exceptional quality projects, higher grants may be considered. Industry preferences: Manufacturing, Services Contacts: Contact the RSA Appraisal Manager Lewis Stringer Project Appraisal Manager Tel: 0115 988 8305 Name of Funding: Research and Development Tax Credits for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises Type of fund: Tax Credit Email:david.harris@ir.gsi.gov.uk Website:http://.businesslink.org/ Details: Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits for SMEs established to invest in research and development. Under the scheme a company can increase the amount that it deducts for qualifying R&D spending when it computes its profits for tax purposes to 150%.A company that is not in profit can surrender its qualifying R&D losses (including the R&D tax relief) to the Exchequer in exchange for a cash payment, worth 24% of the spending on R&D. This is called the payable R&D tax credit. The Inland Revenue makes the payment. Areas eligible: Small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) carrying out research and development. Investment preferences: Fund: Small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) carrying out research and development can claim an extra deduction from taxable profits of 50%, in addition to the normal 100% reduction. SMEs not making profits can carry this relief forward or surrender it in return for payment from the Inland Revenue worth £24 for every £100 spent. Industry preferences: Not specified Contacts: David Harris Policy Adviser Inland Revenue Business Tax 22 Kingsway London WC2B 6NR Tel:020 7428 6761 Fax: 020 7438 7190 Name of Funding: Rural Loan Fund Type of fund: Loan Fund Email: Website: Details Loans Eligibility: Starting and existing businesses up to 3 years old. Located outside Leicester
  15. 15. Inner City boundary. Investment preferences: Fund: Loan max 50% up to £4,000. Interest 4½% fixed over 3yrs maximum term. Capital purchases only Industry preferences: Contacts: Business plan and application form. Contact ; Derek Baker, Business Link Leicestershire. Tel: 0116 255 9944 Name of Funding: Sir Thomas White Loan Charity Type of fund: Loan Email: Website: http://www.blleics.co.uk/cgi-bin/s.cgi?20|279 Details Interest free loans of up to £10,000 for nine years, for start ups and businesses up to 18months old needing financial investment Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 – 34 and the business located in Leicestershire. Guarantors will be required for the loan Investment preferences: Fund: Up to £10,000 Industry preferences: Contacts: Contact the Small Business Unit, Business Link Leicestershire. Tel: 0845 070 0086 Name of Funding: Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme Type of fund: Loan Email: Website:www.businesslink.org Details Small businesses with viable business proposals may not be able to obtain a conventional loan because of a lack of assets to offer as security against the loan. The Small Firms Loan Guarantee helps to overcome this by providing lenders (banks and financial bodies) with a guarantee against default. The Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) Small Business Service, along with 23 approved lenders (including all the main banks), are able to provide the security needed by guaranteeing the outstanding loan. The DTI guarantees 75%, with the remainder being guaranteed by the lender involved. Eligibility: Guaranteed loans are available to businesses with no more than 200 employees and a turnover of not more than £3 million in the last 12 months (£5 million for manufacturers). Eligibility is also dependent on the type of business and the purpose for the loan. Investment preferences: Fund: Minimum loan £5,000. Maximum loan £100,000 (£250,000 if applicant has been trading for two years or more at the time of application).
  16. 16. Industry preferences: None Specified Contacts: Name of Funding: Smart Smart research and development (R&D) project grants will be replaced by a new R&D grant product on 1 June 2003. Type of fund: Grant Email: Website:http://.businesslink.org/ Details: Smart is the small business service imitative that provides grants to help individuals and small and medium-sized businesses t make better use of technology and to develop technologically innovative products and processes Eligibility: : Technology Reviews, Technology studies, Micro projects, Feasibility studies and Development projects Investment preferences: Fund: • Research projects (previously called Feasibility studies) - 60% of eligible project costs up to a maximum grant of £75,000 • Development projects - 35% of eligible project costs up to a maximum grant of £200,000 • Exceptional development projects - 35% of eligible project costs up to a maximum negotiable grant of £500,000 • Micro projects - 50% of eligible project costs up to a maximum grant of £20,000. Industry preferences: Technology Reviews, Technology studies, Micro projects, Feasibility studies and Development projects Contacts: Forum of Private Business, Local Business Partnership, The Innovator’s Club, UK Business Incubation Name of Funding: Supply Chain Groups Type of fund: Fund Email:enquiries@supplychaingroups.co.uk Website:www.suplychaingroups.co.uk Details: A Supply Chain Group, consisting of a host company (the customer) and at least eight of its suppliers, can apply for funding to undertake long-term supply chain development activities. Proposed activities would typically include working toward improving quality, cost and delivery performance by the individual companies, but also to improving the integration and responsiveness of the supply chain as a whole. Eligibility: A potential host company must manufacture or assemble in the UK either motor vehicles or a product that is incorporated into a motor vehicle (including off- road vehicles, construction equipment and motorcycles). Distributors will also be eligible if their suppliers manufacture in the UK. Some firms that have received funding in the past may not be eligible for
  17. 17. funding themselves (owing to EU rules), although they can take part in funded activities. The Supply Chain Groups programme manager and local advisers will assist the host company in checking the position. Investment preferences: Fund: The funding offered is limited to 50% of eligible costs, broadly external (cash) costs plus the salary of the 'champion'. The group must demonstrate at least the same amount again of in-kind expenditure on staff time at the host and suppliers. There is an overall funding cap of £120,000 - £200,000 depending on programme duration. Industry preferences: A Supply Chain Group Contacts: Supply Chain Groups Team PERA PERA Innovation Park Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE13 0PB Tel: 01664 501300 Fax: 01664 501261 Name of Funding: The Phoenix Fund Type of fund: Grants Email: Website:http://www. Details:The Phoenix Fund is designed to encourage entrepreneurship in disadvantaged areas and includes: A Development Fund (PDF) to promote innovate ways of supporting enterprise in deprived areas.(England only) The PDF is designed to encourage innovative ideas to promote and support enterprise in disadvantaged areas and in groups currently under-represented in terms of business ownership. A Community Development Venture Fund (CDVF) to create a venture capital fund for SMEs in disadvantaged communities. The Fund aims to stimulate the provision (and benefits) of venture capital to viable SME's, which are capable of substantial growth, and that are as classified under the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) ranking Eligibility: Located in the 25% most deprived wards in England Investment preferences: Fund: PDF-Funding has been awarded to 96 projects through 2 competitive bidding rounds amount not specified. CDVF- Investment deal sizes may be up to 500,000 euros with a possible £250,000 follow-on. In those 25% most deprived wards also covered by EC Assisted Areas 87 (a) and (c), the deal sizes may be up to £500,000 with a £250,000 follow-on. Co-investments and staged deals are also possible. Should other publicly funded grant schemes, such as Regional Selective Assistance, also be involved in the same investment deal (project), then such grant in aid may only be allowed at 50% of the normal rate. Industry preferences: Not Specified
  18. 18. Contacts: PDF Fund CDVF Maria Kenyon Robert Brennan Small Business Service Investment Directorate Social Inclusion Unit St Mary’s House Level 2, St Mary's House c/o Moorfoot c/o Moorfoot Sheffield Sheffield S1 4PQ S1 4PQ Name of Funding: The Prince’s Trust Start-ups Programme Type of fund: Loan/Grant Email: Website:http://www.princes-trust.org.uk Details: Set up to help 18-30 year olds start their own businesses. It provides financial help and business support for entrepreneurs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Eligibility: Applicants must be within the stated age range, have limited means and be unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week. Both Trusts are last resort funds and applicants must have been unable to obtain funding from other sources. The applicant must have a viable business idea and be able to show enough initiative and commitment to make it succeed. Special effort is made to help those often overlooked by established business communities; ethnic minorities, ex-offenders, people with a disability, those living in deprived areas or in bad housing conditions, or those with limited formal education. Investment preferences: Fund: The Prince's Trust offers start-up loans of up to £5,000. They are repayable at 3% per annum with no repayments for the first six months. Expansion loans of up to £5,000 are available after the loan or grant and are repayable at 4% per annum. The total of both loans must be less than £5,000 and both repayments can be spread over three years, though this can be renegotiated if the entrepreneur is in financial difficulties. In exceptional circumstances grants are offered of up to £1,500 to individuals, and to £3,000 to groups. Test marketing grants, of up to £250, are also available to help applicants assess whether there is a market for their product or service. Industry preferences: Not Specified Contacts: Head office for England, Wales and Northern Ireland Tel: 020 7543 1385 Fax: 020 7543 1200. Alternatively job centres have details of the trust under training and self- employment options • Chapter 3 Venture Capital Finance 3i 91 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8XP
  19. 19. Telephone: 020-7928 3131 Email:enguiries@3i.com Facsimile: 020-7928 0058 Website:http://www.3i.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £50 million (excluding co-investment funds) Stage of investment: All stages considered Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Chris Graham, Brian Larcombe, Rod Perry, Michael Queen, Chris Rowlands, Jonathan Russell, Tom Sweet-Escott, Jo Taylor, Paul Waller Abingworth Management Ltd 38 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6DN Telephone: 020-7534 1500 EmaiL:info@abingworth.co.uk Facsimile: 020-7287 0480 Website:http://www.bingworth.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £7.5 million (Up to 30m with syndicate of investors) Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related Contacts: James Abell, John Berriman, Stephen Bunting, David Leathers, John Shields, Victoria Stewart, Claire Wilkinson Acorn Capital Partners Bollin House, Riverside Park, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1DP Telephone: 0870-122 5420 Email:mail@acorncapital.co.uk Facsimile: 0870-122 5421 Website:http://www.acorncapital.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.1 million Maximum investment: £2 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Manufacturing, Communications, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology Contacts: John Armstrong, Tim Densem, Harry Dutson, Graham Norfolk, Ian Templeton ACT Venture Capital Ltd Windsor Business Centre, 58 Howard Street, Belfast, BT16PJ Telephone: 028-9050 0880 Email:info@actvc.ie
  20. 20. Facsimile: 028-9050 0888 Website:http://www.actventure.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: Euros 0.8 million Maximum investment: Euros 15 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Kieron Branagan, Aidan Byrnes, Niall Carroll, John Flynn, Charles Glass, Walter Hobbs, Dan Maher, Owen Murphy, John O’Sullivan, Debbie Rennick Advent Ventures Partners LLP 25 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6LD Telephone: 020-7932 2100 Emai:info@adventventures.com Facsimile: 020-7828 1474 Website:http://www.adventventures.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.5 million Maximum investment: £20 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemical & materials, Industrial product and services, Communication, Software and computer services, Electronics Contacts: Jeryl Andrew, Peter Baines, Jerry Benjamin, David Cheesman, David Hughes, Patrick Lee, Martin McNair, James McNaught-Davis, Neil Pearce, Nick Teasdale Albany Ventures Manager Limited Telephone: 0131-221 6510 Email:info@albanyventures.co.uk Facsimile: 0131-221 6511 Websit:http://www.albanyventures.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.75 million Maximum investment: £2.5 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/heath related, Communications, Software and computer services, Contacts: Raymond Abbott, Iain Christie, John Morrison
  21. 21. Alliance Fund Managers Limited 5 th Floor, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DS Telephone: 0151-236 4040 Email:info@msif.co.uk Facsimile: 0151-236 3060 Websit:http://www.msif.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.125 million Maximum investment: £3 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, MBO, MBI, Mezzanine Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Matt Allen, Mark Fuller, Dan Jackson, Malcolm Jones, Paul Merone, Simon Thelwall-Jones, Neil Topping, Neil Wright Alta Berkeley Venture Partners 9-10 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PF Telephone: 020-7440 0200 Email:info@alta-berkeley.com Facsimile: 202-7734 6711 Website:http://www.alta-berkeley.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £5 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology Contacts: Tim Brown, Barun Dutta, Pete Magowan, Bryan Wood Amadeus Capital Partners Limited Mount Pleasant House, 2 Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 ORN Telephone: 01223-707 000 Email:info@amadeuscapital com Facsimile: 01223-707 070 Website:http://www. amadeuscapital com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £20 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary Purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology,
  22. 22. Electronics Contacts: Richard Anton, Shatanu Bhagwat, Anne Glover, Hermann, Hauser, Barak Maoz, Hitesh Mehta, Edward Snow, Andrew Traversoni, Peter Wynn Apax Partners Ltd 15 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PT Telephone: 020-7872 6300 Email: Facsimile: 020-7636 6475 Website:http://www.apax.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: Euros 5 million Maximum investment: Euros 500 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, leveraged Build Up, Public to private Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Energy, Financial services, Communications, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related Contacts: Adrian Beecroft, Sir Ronald Cohen, Peter Englander, Stephen Grabiner, Stephen Green, Ian Jones, Clive Sherling Atlas Ventures Ltd 55 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 3BW Telephone: 020-7529 4444 Email:London@atlasventure.com Facsimile: 020-7529 4455 Website:http://www.atlasventure.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £20 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Bridge finance, Public to private Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Communications, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Joel Besse, Philippe Claude, Gerry Montanus, Graham O’Keefe, Rupert Pearce, Christopher Spray, Timothy Wilson Avlar BioVentures Compass House, Vision Park, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge, CB4 9ZP Telephone: 01223-266 799 Email:info@avlar.com Facsimile: 01223-266 790 Website:http://www.avlar.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm
  23. 23. Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £3.8 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up ,Other early stage Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related. Contacts: Alan Goodman, Catherine Prescott, Daniel Roach Axiomlab Plc 26 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TQ Telephone: 0870-909 6333 Email:info@axiomlab.com Facsimile: 0870-909 7333 Website:http://www.axiomlab.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25million Maximum investment: £1 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Alan Aubrey, Ray Ingleby, Fred Mendelsohn BancBoston Capital Bank of Boston House, 39 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ED Telephone: 020-7932 9053 Email Facsimile: 020-7932 9117 Website:http://www.bancbostoncapital.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £20 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchases/replacement capital, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Chemicals & materials, Financial services, Industrial products & services, Manufacturing, Communication, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related services, Services Contacts: John Bohill, Bernard De Backer, Christian Heidi, Robin Higham, Iain Jamieson, David Jeffrey, Andrew Kellette, Scott Penwell, Cathal Sheehy Beringea Ltd Henrietta House, 17-18 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8QH Telephone: 020-7845 7820 Email:info@beringea.co.uk: Facsimile: 020-7845 7821 Website:http://www.beringea.co.uk
  24. 24. Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £5 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchases/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Will exceptionally consider early stage Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Christopher Allner, Helen Bagan, Jeff Bocan, Malcolm Moss, Roger Penlington, Gordan Power, Sandy Spiro, Stuart Veale Birmingham Technology (Venture Capital) Ltd Aston Science Park, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB Telephone: 0121-250 3500 Email:derekh@astonsciencepark.co.uK Facsimile: 0121-250 3567 Website:http://www.astonsciencepark.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.02 million Maximum investment: £0.25 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Electronics Contacts: Derek Harris B.P Marsh & Partners Ltd Granville House, 132-135 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AX Telephone: 020-7730 2626 Email:dezuleta@bpmarsh.co.uk Facsimile: 020-7823 5225 Website: Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.1million Maximum investment: £6 million Stage of investment: All stages considered Industry preferences: Financial services, Insurance Contacts: Francis de Zulueta, Natasha Dunbar Bridges Community Ventures Limited 1 Craven Hill, London, W2 3EN Telephone: 020-7262 5566 Email:info@bridgesventures.com Facsimile: 020-7262 6389 Website:http://www.bridgesventures.com Company details:
  25. 25. Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.1 million Maximum investment: £2 million Stage of investment: All stages considered Industry preferences: All sectors considered, With emphasis on retail, leisure, services, media and manufacturing. Contacts: Bridget Burkhard, Michele Giddens, Tim Lawrence, Carolyn Maddox, Tom Mathews, Philip Newborough Cabot Square Capital Byron House, 7 St James’s, London, SW1A 1EE Telephone: 020-7579 9320 Email:contact@cabotsquare.com Facsimile: 020-7579 9330 Website:http://www.cabotsquare.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.1 million Maximum investment: £50 million Stage of investment: All stages considered, Industry preferences: Medical/health related, Construction and building products, Financial services, Manufacturing, Leisure and entertainment, Services Contacts: James R Clark Cairnsford Associates Ltd 32 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1JQ Telephone: 020-7435 9100 Email:vince@cairnsford.co.uk Facsimile: 020-7435 7377 Website:http://www.globalfinanceonline.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.15 million Maximum investment: £5 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchases/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Leveraged build up, Industry preferences: Communication, Software and computer services, Contacts: Vince Smith, Paddy Walker, Joel Jervis Cambridge Gateway Fund Telephone: 01223-720 300 Email:info@cambridgegateway.com
  26. 26. Facsimile: 01223-720 330 Website http://www.cambridgegateway.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.5 million Maximum investment: £3.5 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Communications, Information technology hardware, ICT, Life sciences Contacts: Catherine Beech, Stephen Gray, Alasdair Greig, Alex Pasteur Catapult Venture Managers Ltd Cumberland House, 35 Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6EE Telephone: 0115-988 6025 Email:mail@catapult-vm.co.uk Facsimile: 0115-988 6075 Website:http://www.catapult-vm.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.1 million Maximum investment: £2 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Rob Carroll, Pete le Noury, Graham Mold, Mike Piper, Mark Selby Classic Fund Management Ltd Marble Arch Tower, 55 Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7AJ Telephone: 020-7868 8883 Email info@classicfunds.co.uk Facsimile: 202-7868 8719 Website http://www.classicfunds.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £2 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO Industry preferences: Industrial automation, Industrial products & services, Manufacturing, Transportation, Communication, Media and photography, Information Technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Services Contacts: Bill Cunningham, Richard Hargreaves, Graham Spooner, Robert Wilson Close Ventures Management 12 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AW Telephone: 020-7426 4000 Email:enquiries@closeventures.co.uk Facsimile: 020-7426 4314 Website:http://www.closeventures.co.uk
  27. 27. Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.5 million Maximum investment: £8 million Stage of investment: All stages considered Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Patrick Reeve Company Guides Limited 13 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS Telephone: 020-7247 6300 Email:enguiries@companyguides.com Facsimile: 020-7247 6900 Website:http://www.companyguides.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.05 million Maximum investment: £0.25 million (excluding co-investment funds) Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Communication, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Electronics, Leisure and entertainment. Contacts: David McMeekin, Christine Munro Compass Investment Management Ltd 33 Cork Street, London, W1X 1HB Telephone: 020-7434 4484 Email:info@compass.uk.com: Facsimile: 020-7434 3374 Website:http://www.compass.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.5 million Maximum investment: £20 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Bridge finance, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, MBO Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Samantha Fletcher, Richard Miller Derbyshire First Investments Limited 95 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7JH Telephone: 01246-207 390 Email:info@dfil.co.uk Facsimile: 01246-221 080 Website:http://www.dfil.co.uk
  28. 28. Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.05 million Maximum investment: £0.3 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Alan Blackburn, Malcolm Lindley, Andrew Hay Elderstreet DrKC Limited 32 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4HE Telephone: 020-7831 5088 Email:admin@elderstreet.com Facsimile: 202-7831 5077 Website http://www.elderstreet.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £3 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Industrial products & services, Manufacturing, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Services Contacts: David Fisher, Paul Frew, Jeremy Hamer, William Horlick, John Horton, Michael Jackson, Chris Kay, Vin Murri, David Taylor, Barnaby Terry ETCapital St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 OWS Telephone: 01223-422 010 Email:directory@etcapital.com Facsimile: 01223-422 011 Website:http://www.ectcapital.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.02 million Maximum investment: £0 75 million Stage of investment: Seed, start-Up, Early stage Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Communication, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Angela Loihl, Martin Rigby Episode 1 Partners 1 Hinde Street, London, W1U 2AY
  29. 29. Telephone: 020-7486 4841 Email:info@episode1.com Facsimile: 020-7224 1567 Website:http://www.episode1.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.05 million Maximum investment: £0.3 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other Early Stage Industry preferences: Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Communications, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics. Contacts: Simon Murdoch, Richard Tahta Far blue ventures limited International House , 1 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN Telephone: 020-7481 8002 Email:enquiries@farblue.com Facsimile: 020-7481 8003 Website:http://www.farblue.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.05 million Maximum investment: Not capped Stage of investment: Seed, Star-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Energy, Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Data storage, Wireless Contacts: Chris Fitzsimmons, Jason Conroy, Mathew Hudson, Lynne Cadenhead Ferranti Ltd 43 Rosart Gardens, London, SW7 4NQ Telephone: 020-7835 1325 Email:info@ferranti.com Facsimile: 020-7244 8387 Website:http://www.ferranti.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.025 million Maximum investment: £4 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Bridge finance, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Leveraged build up, Purchases of quoted shares Industry preferences: Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Adrian de Ferranti, Jane Weyman
  30. 30. Foursome Investments Ltd The Mews, 1a Birkenhead Street, London, WC1H 8NB Telephone: 020-7833 0555 Email:mail@foursome.net Facsimile: Website http://.foursome.net Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: $0.5 million Maximum investment: $1.5 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other Early Stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Alex Hook, David Gudgin, Jim New Frontiers Capital Limited 33 Glasshouse Street, London, W1B 5DG Telephone: 020-7851 8240 Email:info@frontierscapital.com Facsimile: 020-7851 8230 Website:http://www.frontierscapital.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: $1 million Maximum investment: $5 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Communications, Software and computer services, Wireless, Enterprise software Contacts: Nigel Spray GLE Development Capital 52/54 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN Telephone: 020-7403 0300 Email:tracy.m@gledc.co.uk: Facsimile: 020-7089 2301 Websit:http://www.gledevelopmentcapital.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £5 million We can lead investments requiring up to £10m Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Leveraged Build up, Public to private Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Paul Chapman, Katia Frank, Jonathan Gregory, Bob Henry, Eric Tung, Mike Walker, Mark Wignall
  31. 31. Global Life Science Ventures Ltd 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW Telephone: 020-8938 6692 Email:mailbox-lon@glsv-vc.com Facsimile: 020-8938 7740 Website:http://www.glsv-vc.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: Open Maximum investment: Euros 10 million Stage of investment: Seed, Star-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Medical/health related, Life science, medical technology Contacts: Phillip Morgan Herald Investment Management Limited 12 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AX Telephone: 020-7553 6300 Email:rg.@heralduk.com Facsimile: 020-7490 8026 Website:http://www.heralduk.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £1.5 million Stage of investment: Other early stage Industry preferences: Communication, Media and photography, Information Technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology Contacts: Robert Gorden, Tom Hayward IDG ventures Europe 2 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PD Telephone: 020-7299 7399 Email:info@idgve.com Facsimile: 020-7299 7390 Website:http://www.idgve.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: $1 million Maximum investment: $4 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Communication, Information Technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Anne Woods
  32. 32. Industrial Technology Securities Ltd Surrey Technology Centre, Surrey Research Park, Guilford, Surrey, GU2 5YG Telephone: 01483-457 389 Email:industrial.technology@btinternet.com Facsimile: 01483-568 710 Website:http://www.itsvc.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.05 million Maximum investment: £0.3 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other Early Stage Industry preferences: Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Communications, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics. Contacts: Intel Capital C/o Intel, Semiconductors ISW-68 Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 1RJ Telephone: 01793 403 000 Email:proposals@intel.com Facsimile: 01793 512 510 Website:http://www.intel.com/capital Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £10 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Other material science Contacts: Judith Allen, Marcos Baptista, Andrew Barker, Shlomo Caine, Damien Callaghan, Dave Todd Interregnum plc 22-23 Old Burlington Street, London, W1S 2JJ Telephone: 020-7494 3080 Email:enquiries@interregnum.com Facsimile: 020-7494 3090 Website:http://www.interregnum.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £5 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Rescue/turnaround, Industry preferences: Communication, Internet technology, Electronics, Specialist expertise in information technology, broken down as per our proprietary taxonomy into Underlying Technologies, IT products, Infrastructure and application enabling
  33. 33. products and services Contacts: Roger Jeynes, Adrian Merryman, Ken Olisa, Graham Ransom Katalyst Ventures Limited 24 High Street, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB2 4LT Telephone: 01223-492 180 Email:info@katalystventures.com Facsimile: 01223-492 189 Websit:http://www.katalystventures.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.1 million Maximum investment: £1 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Anthony Collinson, Alexander Macpherson, Alan Wallace Kennet Venture Partners Ltd St James’s House, 23 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QY Telephone: 020-7839 8020 Email:info@kennetventures.com Facsimile: 020-7839 8485 Website:http://www.Kennetventures.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £3 million Maximum investment: £10 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Bridge finance, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Public to private Industry preferences: Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology Contacts: Maximilian Bleyleben, Alex King, Amit Shah, Lydia Whyatt LTG Development Capital Ltd Chelsea House, West Gate, London, W5 1DR Telephone: 020-7467 4295 Email:info@ltgevcap.com Facsimile: 020-7467 4040 Website:http://www.ltgdevelopmentgroup.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £1 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchases/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Purchase of quoted shares
  34. 34. Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Financial services, Industrial automation, Communication, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Electronics, Other consumer related, Other Contacts: Michael Rosehill, Graham Woolfman Matrix Private Equity Gossard House, 7-8 Saville Row, London, W1S 3PE Telephone: 020-7792 0800 Email:info@matrixpe.com Facsimile: 020-7287 2312 Website;http://www.matrixpe.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £1 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Chemical & materials, Construction and building products, industrial automation, industrial products & services, Manufacturing, Transportation, Communication, Media and photography, Information Technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Services Contacts: Asley Broomberg, Helen Sinclair Merlin Bioscience Limited 12 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4RB Telephone: 020-7849 6003 Email:mailbox@merlin-bioscience.com Facsimile: 020-7976 1444 Website http://www.merlin-bio-sciences.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £7.5 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other Early Stage, Expansion/development, Mezzanine Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related Contacts: Mark Clement, Bob Damms, Mark Docherty, Christopher Evans, Sue Foden, Peter Keen, Jane Whitrow Midven Limited 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN Telephone: 0121-710 1990 Email:enquiries@midven.com Facsimile: 0121-710 1999 Website:http://www.midven.com Company details:
  35. 35. Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.05 million Maximum investment: £0.25 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Medical/health related, Chemical & materials, Construction and building products, industrial automation, industrial products & services, Manufacturing, Transportation, Communication, Media and photography, Information Technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Other consumer related services, Services. Contacts: MMC Ventures Ltd Braywick House, Gregory Place, London, W8 4NG Telephone: 020-7938 2220 Email:enquiries@mmcventures.com Facsimile: 020-7938 2259 Website:http://www.mmcventures.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.1 million Maximum investment: £2 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage Industry preferences: Medical/health related, Financial services, Information technology, Leisure and entertainment, Services Contacts: Bruce Macfarlane, Matt Wreford, Matt Wreford Moorfield Investment Management Ltd Premier House, 44-48 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NX Telephone: 020-7399 1900 Email:graham.sidell@moorfield.com Facsimile: 020-7499 2114 Website:http://.www.moorfield.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: Open Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Leveraged Build up, Public to private, Real estate Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Edward Cade, Marc Gilbard, Rhys Lewis, Graham Sidwell, Granam Stanley MTI Langley Place, 99 Langley Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 4BE
  36. 36. Telephone: 01923-250 244 Email:headoffice@mtifirms.com Facsimile: 01923-247 783 Website:http://www.mtifirms.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.25 million Maximum investment: £10 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other Early Stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Industrial Automation, Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics. Contacts: Paul Castle, Richard Fond, Tom Jarman, John Melotte, John Polden, Ernie Richardson, David Ward nCoTec Ventures 40 Portman Square, London W1H 6LT Telephone: 020-7947 8800 Email:info@ncotec.com Facsimile: 020-7947 8801 Website:http://www.ncotec.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.5 million Maximum investment: £5 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Communication, Information Technology hardware, Software and computer services, Electronics Contacts: Tessa Franz-Marwick, Tim Horlick, Pierre Nadeau NewMedia SPARK plc 33 Glasshouse Street, London, W1B 5DG Telephone: 020-7851 7777 Email:enquiries@newmediaspark.com Facsimile: 020-7851 7770 Websit:http://www.newmediaspark.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.5 million Maximum investment: £2.5 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development First round funding Industry preferences: Financial services, Communication, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology Contacts: Andrew Carruthers, Bruno Delacave, Joel Plasco, Tom Teichman, Michael Whitaker
  37. 37. Pacific Investments 124 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9BW Telephone: 020-7225 2250 Email:bvca@beckwithlondon.com Facsimile: 020-7591 1650 Website:http://www.pacificinvestments.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £50 million Stage of investment: All Stages considered Industry preferences: Medical/health related, Financial services, Media and photography, Leisure and entertainment. Contacts: Dough Rogers, Ruth Silvester Penta Capital Partners Ltd 150 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HE Telephone: 0141-572 7300 Email:info@pentacapital.com Facsimile: 0141-572 7310 Website:http://www.pentacapital.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.3 million Penta Fund 1; Pentech Fund 1 – £0.25m Maximum investment: £15 million Penta Fund 1; Pentech Fund 1 - £2m Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchases/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Leveraged build up, Public and private Industry preferences: Financial services, Transportation, Communication, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Leisure and entertainment, Services Contacts: Eddie Anderson, Craig Armour, David Calder, Paul Cassidy, Torquil Macnaughton, Alexander McKinnon, Mark Phillips, Michael Scherpenhuijsen Rom, Steven Scott Pi Capital 7 Old Park Lane, London, W1K 1QR Telephone: 020-7629 9949 Email:deals@picapital.co.uk Facsimile: 020-7491 1015 Website:http://www.picapital.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £5 million Stage of investment: Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, MBO, MBI
  38. 38. Industry preferences: All sectors considered Contacts: Claire Edmondson, Stephen Geddes, David Giampaolo, George Pennock, Tom Tremlett Pond Venture Partners Ltd Marpol House, 6 The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1PL Telephone: 020-8940 1001 Email:office@pondventures.com Facsimile: 020-8940 6792 Website:http://www.pondventures.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.8 million Maximum investment: £5 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early stage Industry preferences: Communication, Information technology hardware, Software and computer, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Mike Gera, Charles Irving Prelude Ventures Limited Sycamore, New Road, Over, Cambridge, CB4 5PJ Telephone: 01954-288 090 Email:prelude@prelude-ventures.com: Facsimile: 01954-288 099 Website:http://www.prelude-ventures.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.01 million Maximum investment: £4 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-up, Other early investments Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Industrial automation, Industrial products & Services, Manufacturing, Communications, Software and computer services, Electronics Contacts: Andy Allars, Alan Duncan, Russell Hagger, Robert Hook, Robert James Qubis Ltd Lanyon North, The Queen’s University of Belfast, University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN Telephone: 028-9068 2321 Email:info@qubis.co.uk Facsimile: 028-9066 3015 Website:http://www.qubis.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.01 million Maximum investment: £0.1 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-UP, other early stage
  39. 39. Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Industrial products & services, Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computers services, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Edward Cartin, Pat McComiskey, David Moore Quester Capital Management Limited 29 Quenn Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9BU Telephone: 020-7222 5472 Email:contact@quester.co.uk Facsimile: 020-7222 5250 Website:http://www.quester.co.ukl Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.75 million Maximum investment: £5 million Larger amounts regularly syndicated Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemical & materials, Energy, Industrial automation, Industrial products & services, Manufacturing, Communication, Information Technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Simon Acland, Jamie Brooke, Jonathan Gee, Andrew Holmes, Sally Leeson, Jeremy Milne, John Spooner, Nick Stinton, Iain Wilcock, Martin Williams RVC Europe Limited (Managers of the Reuters Greenhouse Fund LP) 11 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 2NB Telephone: 020 7355-5700 Email:enquiries@rvc.com Facsimile: 020-7355 5701 Website:http://www.rvc.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £1 million Maximum investment: £10 million Stage of investment: Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Software and computer services, Internet technology Contacts: Nic Brisbourne, Jeff Clavier, Laurent de Rosiere, Norman Fiore, Marc Goldberg, Raif Jacobs, Deepak Shahdadpuri, Martin Stapleton, John Taysom Schroder Ventures Life Sciences 71 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6ST Telephone: 020-7421 7070 Email:info@svlifesciences.com Facsimile: 020-7421 7077 Website:http://www.svlifesciences.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £05 million
  40. 40. Maximum investment: £30 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-UP, other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Software and computer services, Contacts: Kate Bingham, Tom Daniel Scottish Equity Partners 17 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD Telephone: 0141-273 4000 Email:enguiries@sep.co.uk Facsimile: 0141-273 4001 Website:http://www.sep.co.uk Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.5 million Maximum investment: £0.5 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-UP, other early stage, Expansion/development Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Energy, Industrial automation, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics Contacts: Calum Paterson, Andrew Davison, Brian Kerr, Stuart Paterson, Gordan Beveridge, Julie Curran, Garry Le Sueur, Rob Moffat, Catherine Simpson, David Sneddon Seed Capital Limited The Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, OX4 4GA Email:luciusc@seedcapital.demon.co.uk Telephone: 01865-784 466 matthew@seedcapital.demon.co.uk Facsimile: 01865-784 430 Website:http://www.oxfordtechnology.com Company details: Type of organisation: Venture capital firm Investment preferences: Minimum investment: £0.05 million Maximum investment: £0.35 million Stage of investment: Seed, Start-UP, other early stage Industry preferences: Biotechnology, Medical/health related, Chemicals & materials, Industrial automation, Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Electronics Contacts: Lucius Cary, Mathew Frohn, Helen Reynolds Sitka Ltd 23 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6LB

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