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West of Scotland Loan Fund

SCOTLAND
  • South Western Scotland
Loan/ Guarantee

< 100 000 GBP

All sectors/ general Excluded sectors: Sale of Motor Vehicles, Real Estate, Social and Personal Services Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Finance Wales

WALES
  • West Wales and The Valleys
  • East Wales
Loan/ Guarantee

> 1 000 GBP

< 2 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Bolton Business Ventures

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Loan/ Guarantee

> 3 000 GBP

< 50 000 GBP

Focus: New or small business, Trading arms of charities, Social enterprise, Not-for-profit organisation Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
NORTH WEST (ENGLAND) YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general EIB, Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Enterprise Answers (Cumbria Community Asset)

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
Loan/ Guarantee

< 100 000 GBP

EU supports: Transitional Small Business Loan Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

East of Scotland Investment Fund

SCOTLAND
  • Eastern Scotland
Loan/ Guarantee

< 50 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) Current Eligible Sectors: Manufacturing, Construction, Wholesale, Transport and Distribution, Software Development, Farm diversification, Tourism Structural Funds - National sources of finance

North West Business Finance

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Loan/ Guarantee

> 3 000 GBP

< 50 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage Structural Funds - National sources of finance

FW Capital

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Loan/ Guarantee

> 50 000 GBP

< 750 000 GBP

All sectors/ general EU supports: North West Fund for Loans Plus Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Enterprise Fund Limited t/a Business Finance Solutions

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Loan/ Guarantee

> 1 000 GBP

< 50 000 GBP

All sectors/ general EU supports: Small Business Loan Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Entrust Ltd

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Loan/ Guarantee

> 1 000 GBP

< 25 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage EU supports: North East Micro Loan Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

South East Sustainability Loan Fund

SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
  • Surrey, East and West Sussex
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • Kent
Loan/ Guarantee

> 25 000 £

< 200 000 £

Start-up, early stage, Cleantech London excluded
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Highland Opportunity

SCOTLAND
  • Eastern Scotland
  • South Western Scotland
  • North Eastern Scotland
  • Highlands and Islands
Loan/ Guarantee

> 5 000 GBP

< 100 000 GBP

All sectors/ general EU supports: Community Enterprise Loan Fund Focus: companies which do not pay any dividend or surplus to its owners, but re-invests in the business. Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Maven Capital Partners UK

SCOTLAND
  • Eastern Scotland
  • South Western Scotland
  • North Eastern Scotland
  • Highlands and Islands
Loan/ Guarantee

> 250 000 GBP

< 5 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general EU supports: Scottish Loan Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Northern Film and Media

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Loan/ Guarantee Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth) Northern Film & Media deliver the Solutions for Business products Coaching for High Growth/Business Enterprise for Growth, Collaboration Networks' & Innovation Advice & Guidance. Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Social Investment Business

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Merseyside
Loan/ Guarantee Social enterprises Liverpool City Region Impact Fund

South West Investment Group

SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
  • Dorset and Somerset
  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • Devon
Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general EU supports: South West Loan Funds, Microcredit Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Finance Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
  • East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general EU supports: Small loan, Equity, Seedcom, Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Befund

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
  • East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
Loan/ Guarantee

< 150 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage Loans to SME businesses who are unable to raise finance from mainstream lenders
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

MSIF

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general EU supports: Small Business Loan Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Scottish Enterprise

SCOTLAND
  • Eastern Scotland
  • South Western Scotland
  • North Eastern Scotland
  • Highlands and Islands
Equity/ Venture capital

> 20 000 GBP

< 2 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, ICT sector, Life Sciences EU supports: H&I Scottish Coinvestment Fund, Scottish Coinvestment Fund, Scottish venture fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Enterprise Ventures

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Equity/ Venture capital

> 50 000 GBP

< 2 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Finance Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
  • East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
Equity/ Venture capital

< 780 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation EU supports: Small loan, Equity, Seedcom, Structural Funds - National sources of finance

FC fund Managers

SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND) Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general South West Loan Fund, South West Microfinance fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance, EIF

Finance Wales

WALES
  • West Wales and The Valleys
  • East Wales
Equity/ Venture capital Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Creative England

WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
  • West Midlands
Equity/ Venture capital

< 200 000 GBP

All sectors/ general EU supports: Advantage Media Production Fund; Focus: creative sector
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

MMC Ventures

LONDON
  • Inner London
  • Outer London
Equity/ Venture capital ICT sector, Life Sciences Focus: financial services; creative industries; the 'digital economy'

Structural Funds - National sources of finance

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds

NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Northern Ireland
Equity/ Venture capital

< 6.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, ICT sector Focus: Information Communications Technology, Software and Engineering Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Enterprise Ventures

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Equity/ Venture capital

> 30 000 GBP

< 2 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general Focus: Digital & Creative, Advanced Manufacturing, Pharma & Healthcare and Business Services
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Rivers Capital Partners

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Equity/ Venture capital

> 50 000 GBP

< 150 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage EU supports: North East Angel Fund Excluded sectors: retail, establishments providing generalised education, gambling, and agriculture and export. Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Spark Impact Liverpool Science Park

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Equity/ Venture capital

> 50 000 GBP

< 1 500 000 GBP

Life Sciences EU supports: Biomedical Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

SWIG Services

SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND) Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general South West Loan Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance, EIF

Northern Film and Media

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Equity/ Venture capital

< 3 000 GBP

Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth) Northern Film & Media deliver the Solutions for Business products Coaching for High Growth/Business Enterprise for Growth, Collaboration Networks' & Innovation Advice & Guidance. Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Screen Yorkshire Content Fund

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
  • East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general Focus: creative sectors (TV, film, video games and digital sectors)
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Strathtay Ventures Merlin

EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
  • Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
  • Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
  • Lincolnshire
Equity/ Venture capital

> 25 000 £

< 250 000 £

All sectors/ general Investments for SMEs with diversified development stages, sectors and risk. Structural Funds - National sources of finance

YFM The Plaza

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
  • East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
LONDON
  • Inner London
  • Outer London
Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general EU supports: Development Capital Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Midven Ltd

WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
  • West Midlands
Equity/ Venture capital

< 250 000 GBP

Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth) EU supports: Exceed Partnership, Early Advantage Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Pentech Ventures

NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Northern Ireland
Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general Focus: FinTech, Cloud Management, SaaS, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning/AI, Algorithmic Management, IOT, Blockchain, Security, Robotics and Transportation Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Digital & Creative Fund - AXM

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
LONDON
  • Inner London
  • Outer London
Equity/ Venture capital

< 650 000 GBP

Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: creative industries Structural Funds - National sources of finance

IP Group

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Equity/ Venture capital

> 50 000 GBP

< 1 250 000 GBP

Start-up, early stage, ICT sector, Life Sciences EU supports: North East Technology Fund, IP venture fund II
Structural Funds - National sources of finance, EIF

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND) NORTH WEST (ENGLAND) YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND) WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND) EAST OF ENGLAND LONDON SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND) SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND) WALES SCOTLAND NORTHERN IRELAND Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general, Leasing EIB loans can be used to finance all tangible and intangible investments. EIB

NEL Fund Managers

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Equity/ Venture capital

> 50 000 GBP

< 750 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) EU supports: North East Growth Fund. Company must be “limited by shares”. Do not invest in sole traders or partnerships.
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Clarendon Fund Managers

NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Northern Ireland
Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general EU supports: Invest NI fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

FW Capital

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Equity/ Venture capital

> 350 000 GBP

< 1 250 000 GBP

All sectors/ general EU supports: North East Growth Plus Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Turquoise International

EAST OF ENGLAND
  • East Anglia
  • Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
  • Essex
Equity/ Venture capital

> 75 000 GBP

< 1 000 000 GBP

Start-up, early stage, Cleantech Eligible businesses are those developing low carbon products or services or improving their processes to reduce their operational CO2 outputs. Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Finance Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
  • East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
Equity/ Venture capital

> 100 000 GBP

< 2 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general Structural Funds - National sources of finance

350 Investment Partners

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
Equity/ Venture capital

> 250 000 GBP

< 4 000 000 GBP

Cleantech EU supports: Energy & Environmental Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Crescent Capital

NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Northern Ireland
Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general Focus: manufacturing, tradable services and technology Structural Funds - National sources of finance

DSL Business Finance

SCOTLAND Loan/ Guarantee

> 500 GBP

< 25 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage Scottish Microfinance Fund – Helping New and Existing Scottish Businesses Start-up and Grow Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Northstar Ventures

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
  • Tees Valley and Durham
  • Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, ICT sector, Life Sciences, Cleantech EU supports: North East Accelerator Fund, North East Proof of Concept Fund Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Kennet Equipment Leasing

Loan/ Guarantee

< 350.000 €

< 250 000 British Pound Sterling

All sectors/ general, Leasing Placing finance agreements for a huge range of businesses, of all types and sizes.
EIF

Hitachi Capital

Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general, Leasing Supported by the Enable Programme of the British Business Bank EIF

Royal Bank of Scotland

Loan/ Guarantee Life Sciences Focus: Healthcare sector EIB, EIF

MML Capital Partners

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital

> 10.000.000 €

< 50.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) EIF

EIB

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital

> 5.000.000 €

< 15.000.000 €

Cleantech Focus: Nature, Biodiversity & Climate Change Adaptation (NCFF) LIFE

Fredericks Foundation

Loan/ Guarantee

< 10 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage EaSI

Barclays Bank

Loan/ Guarantee

> 100 000 GBP

< 5 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation A term loan or revolving credit facility to innovative businesses at a competitive price. InnovFin, EFSI

Growth Capital Partners

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general Focus: industrials, oil & gas; business services; consumer & leisure; telecoms and technology. EFSI, EIF

Key Fund

Loan/ Guarantee

< 150 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage, Social enterprises Focus: Social entrepreneurs including those managing companies in deprived areas and/or providing products/services to disadvantaged communities. EaSI

British Business Bank

Loan/ Guarantee

> 500 000 GBP

< 2 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation EU supports: ‘Help to Grow’ programme InnovFin, EFSI

Tenax Capital

Loan/ Guarantee

> 25.000 €

< 7.500.000 €

All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation InnovFin, EFSI, EIF

Shire Leasing

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Leasing EIF

Key Fund Investments

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general Focus: social enterprises
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

GLE

Loan/ Guarantee

< 25.000 €

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage GLE Business Loan for start-up and micro businesses whose loan application has been rejected by commercial lenders such as banks
Progress Microfinance

Metric Capital Partners

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: Companies with an Enterprise Value of €50 - 500 million.

EIF

Nest Capital (Capman)

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) EFSI, EIF

The Social Enterprise Fund

Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general, Social enterprises Focus: social enterprises
Structural Funds - National sources of finance

iwoca

Loan/ Guarantee

< 100 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage COSME, EFSI

EIB

Loan/ Guarantee

> 7.500.000 €

< 300.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation Loans and guarantees to innovative businesses; Financing of research & development projects
EIB, InnovFin

Santander UK

Loan/ Guarantee

> 25.000 €

< 7.500.000 €

All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation, Start-up, early stage InnovFin, EFSI

Asset Advantage

Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general, Leasing Finance leases, hire purchase and loan products EIF

RiverRock European Capital Partners

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital

> 5.000.000 €

< 20.000.000 €

All sectors/ general Focus: targeting high-quality small or medium-sized companies needing debt financing for refinancing, growth or working capital.
EFSI, EIF

Muzinich

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) EFSI, EIF

LDF

Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general, Leasing Focus: ENABLE funding programme
EIF

Funding Circle

Loan/ Guarantee All sectors/ general Online peer-to-peer lending EIB

Kreos Capital

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital

< 30.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector, Life Sciences, Cleantech EFSI, EIF

Alcuin GP III LLP

Loan/ Guarantee, Equity/ Venture capital

> 2 000 000 GBP

< 10 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: companies in niche markets having supported entrepreneurs in sectors as diverse as retail (coffee, doughnuts, lingerie), technology (saas software, data hosting), waste recycling (waste-to-energy), insurance, manufacturing (pest control, telecoms) and leisure (travel, hotels).
EIF

Boost&Co SAS

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, ICT sector, Life Sciences, Cleantech Focus: software & services, internet, life sciences, hardware, cleantech.
EIF

Paua Ventures

Equity/ Venture capital Research, development, innovation, Start-up, early stage, ICT sector EFSI, EIF

Lyceum Capital Partners

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general Focus: operational improvements, supporting organic growth and sourcing and funding complementary acquisitions. EIF

Inflexion

Equity/ Venture capital

> 15 000 000 GBP

< 75 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) business services; energy and infrastructure; financial services; healthcare and education; retail, consumer and leisure; engineering; and technology, media and telecoms.
EIF

Seroba Life Sciences Fund

Equity/ Venture capital

< 10.000.000 €

Start-up, early stage, Life Sciences Focus on therapeutics and medical devices. EFSI, EIF

Acton Capital

Equity/ Venture capital ICT sector Focus: internet- and mobile-based, consumer-oriented businesses. EIF

Notion Capital

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, ICT sector Focus: B2B SaaS & Cloud
EFSI, EIF

HPE Growth Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

> 10.000.000 €

< 30.000.000 €

Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector Focus: Hi-Tech Hardware, New Materials, Software and Internet
EFSI, EIF

CBPE Capital Fund IX

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: Business & Financial Services; Consumer, Leisure & Retail; Healthcare; Industrials; Technology EFSI, EIF

KEEN Venture Partners

Equity/ Venture capital

> 7.500.000 €

< 25.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector Excluded sectors: Online retail | Digital media | Games | Life sciences | Clean Tech | Gambling
In addition we do not invest in proof of concept phases and KEEN will look for commercial momentum. We like to back companies who are ready to scale internationally.
COSME, EIF

Ardian Expansion Fund IV

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) EFSI, EIF

Mercia Fund Management

Equity/ Venture capital

< 300 000 £

All sectors/ general Focus: businesses associated or spun out from one or more of our university partners. Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Bridges Ventures

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Social enterprises Focus: Underserved Areas (meaning economically deprived areas); Environment; Education & Skills and Health & Wellbeing, where underlying social or environmental problems create an imperative for change and attractive growth opportunities for entrepreneurial businesses.
EIF

Frog Capital

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector Focus: IT, Digital Media & Resource Efficiency
EIF

Big Issue Invest

Equity/ Venture capital

> 50 000 GBP

< 1 500 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Social enterprises Structural Funds - National sources of finance

Partech Growth

Equity/ Venture capital ICT sector EFSI, EIF

Iris Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

> 1.000.000 €

< 20.000.000 €

ICT sector Focus: digital economy, and among others, social and new digital media, Internet and mobile services, Cloud Computing, new networking and softwware technologies, etc.
EIF

Abingworth Bioventures

Equity/ Venture capital Research, development, innovation, Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth), Life Sciences Focus: Biotherapeutics, small molecules, nucleic acid therapeutics, vaccines, specialty pharma, technologies, medical devices, diagnostics, instrumentation EFSI, EIF

Notion Capital

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, ICT sector Focus: Enterprise Software, Big Data & Business intelligence, Digital Security, FinTech, eCommerce Enablement, AdTech.
EFSI, EIF

Atlantic Bridge

Equity/ Venture capital

> 5 000 000 GBP

< 20 000 000 GBP

Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector EIF

GP Bullhound

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation, Start-up, early stage, ICT sector EFSI, EIF

Draper Esprit

Equity/ Venture capital ICT sector investment into visionary and growing companies and also have the ability to do direct secondary deals into late stage tech companies as well as buying entire venture capital portfolios. EIF

Hedosophia Gamma

Equity/ Venture capital Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector EFSI, EIF

CRT Pioneer Fund

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, Life Sciences Bridges the investment gap between cancer drug discovery and early development
EIF

Bridge Development Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

> 10.000.000 €

< 75.000.000 €

All sectors/ general Focus: Consumer & Leisure, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media & Technology and Services sectors. EIF

Centre for Drug Design & Discovery

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation, Start-up, early stage, Life Sciences Focus: discovery of new and innovative small molecule drugs EFSI, EIF

3TS Capital Partners

Equity/ Venture capital

< 30.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector Focus: Technology & Telecoms, Media & Marketing, Services, Environment & Energy EIF

MTI Partners Ltd

Equity/ Venture capital ICT sector, Life Sciences, Cleantech Focus: Cleantech & Materials Technology and Medical Technology sectors.
CIP, EIF

Scottish Equity Partners

Equity/ Venture capital

< 20 000 000 GBP

Research, development, innovation, Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector, Life Sciences Focus: Internet, ecommerce, SaaS, e-healthcare, energy efficiency
EFSI, EIF

Livingbridge Entreprise

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: Business Services, Financial Services, Consumer Markets, Healthcare & Education, Energy and Environmental, Technology, Media and Telecommunications
EFSI, EIF

SET Fund II

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Research, development, innovation, Cleantech Focus: smart energy solutions COSME, InnovFin, EIF

Lakestar

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, ICT sector EFSI, EIF

Panoramic Growth Fund

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector EFSI, EIF

EU grants, funds and programmes (calls for proposals)

All sectors/ general Direct access to all open calls for proposals published by the Commission (among them, many SME-specific programmes).

WHEB Ventures Ltd

Equity/ Venture capital Expansion stage (growth), Cleantech Focus: Software, data, electronics, materials and chemicals, industrial processes and engineering Structural Funds - National sources of finance, EIF

Frontline Ventures

Equity/ Venture capital

> 100.000 €

< 750.000 €

Research, development, innovation, ICT sector Focus: Big Data, Cloud Services, Internet, and Mobile InnovFin, EIF

Lachesis Fund (Spark Venture Management)

Equity/ Venture capital

> 25 000 GBP

< 250 000 GBP

Research, development, innovation, Start-up, early stage, ICT sector The Lachesis Fund invests in spin out companies emerging from universities Structural Funds - National sources of finance

BlackFin Capital Partners

Equity/ Venture capital

> 10.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: financial products, asset management, electronic banking, BPO, internet finance and capital markets EFSI, EIF

Felix Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

> 100.000 €

< 10.000.000 €

Start-up, early stage, ICT sector Focus: Digital Commerce, Digital Media and Connected Life EIF

Gilde Healthcare

Equity/ Venture capital Life Sciences EFSI, EIF

DN Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

< 10.000.000 €

Start-up, early stage, ICT sector Focus: digital media, e-commerce and software companies. EFSI, EIF

Key Capital Partners

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: Consumer, manufacturing, business services, recruitment and IT
EFSI, EIF

NorthEdge Capital Fund

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) EFSI, EIF

Forbion Capital

Equity/ Venture capital Life Sciences Focus: Life Sciences and Biomedical Technology. EFSI, EIF

Environmental Technologies Fund

Equity/ Venture capital

> 5.000.000 €

< 15.000.000 €

Start-up, early stage, Cleantech CIP, EIF

Dundedin

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) Focus: in management buyouts, buyins and growth capital transactions in the UK. Other areas of focus include sales and marketing, business process redesign, procurement, IT and human resources. EIF

Sofinnova Partners

Equity/ Venture capital

< 25.000.000 €

Start-up, early stage, Life Sciences, Cleantech Focus: Technology and life sciences, including cleantech InnovFin, EFSI, EIF

Open Ocean Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

> 750.000 €

< 1.000.000 €

All sectors/ general, Start-up, early stage, ICT sector EFSI, EIF

NorthEdge Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

> 5 000 000 GBP

< 35 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general Focus: established businesses, typically with turnover greater than £10 million and profits greater than £1.5 million. EFSI, EIF

Atomico

Equity/ Venture capital Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector EFSI, EIF

Sovereign Capital

Equity/ Venture capital

< 50 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general Focus: support services, education & training and healthcare services sectors.
EIF

Cipio Partners

Equity/ Venture capital

> 2 000 000 GBP

< 6 000 000 GBP

All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth), ICT sector, Life Sciences, Cleantech Focus: TMT (IT, Semiconductors, Communication, Digital & Media) as well as Cleantech and Medical Technology. EFSI, EIF

Van den Ende and Deitmers Crossmedia

Equity/ Venture capital ICT sector Focus: cultural and creative sector
EIF

Sunstone Technology Ventures Fund

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, ICT sector, Life Sciences Focus: software, mobile and and internet companies as well as life sciences ventures EFSI, EIF

Mayfair Equity Partners

Equity/ Venture capital Expansion stage (growth) Focus: TMT and Consumer sectors
EFSI, EIF

HBM Partners

Equity/ Venture capital Expansion stage (growth), Life Sciences Focus: healthcare sector (human medicine, biotechnology, medical technology and diagnostics sectors)
EIF

Highland Europe Technology Growth Fund

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, ICT sector EFSI, EIF

Connect Ventures

Equity/ Venture capital Start-up, early stage, ICT sector Focus: Consumer Mobile, Software as a Service, E-Commerce
EFSI, EIF

HealthCap

Equity/ Venture capital Research, development, innovation, Start-up, early stage, Expansion stage (growth), Life Sciences Healthcap focuses mainly on companies within therapeutics (defined as drugs, biologics, vaccines or medical devices with a therapeutic application). EFSI, EIF

Praesidian Capital

Equity/ Venture capital All sectors/ general, Expansion stage (growth) No start-up companies or those operating in the exploration of natural resources, real estate or operational turnarounds EIF