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Venture capital

Our venture capital team is one of the most active in the UK. We combine expertise in fundraising and M&A with a passion for advising ambitious businesses and supporting scale-up as an extension of their team.

We work in partnership with exciting, growing businesses and their stakeholders on venture capital and angel-led funding rounds across a range of industry sectors, including FinTech, InsurTech, HealthTech, AgriTech, Automotive, Retail and Consumer and CleanTech.

We’re proud to have advised high-growth companies at the cutting edge of innovation from seed stage to IPO.

Our aim is simple: to support growth with pragmatic advice, a full service offering and an understanding of what it takes for high-growth companies to navigate the full life cycle of their journey.

We have a tailored solutions-focussed approach which helps companies secure investment, whether that be:

  • seed, Series A, Series B or later stage;
  • structured under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or Venture Capital Trust Scheme (VCT); or
  • structured as a direct subscription, advance subscription or convertible loan.

We don’t see ourselves as simply a transactional team but also as strategic partners to our investor and company clients, able to advise investors responsively with market insight and advise growth companies on overcoming the hurdles growth brings as the risk profile of their business and the demands of their investors increase. We ensure that all transactions are successfully closed on time and on budget.

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An InsurTech company

Advised InsurTech business Laka on its $13.5m Series A round, led by Autotech Ventures with participation from Ponooc, ABN AMRO Ventures and Porsche Ventures.

An InsurTech start-up

Advised award winning startup Superscript, the digital-first insurance broker for fast-growth technology and media businesses, on its $10.4m Series A funding round.

An AgriTech company

Advised AgriTech business Omega Crop, on its £1.2m seed round led by science business builder, Oxford Science Enterprises.

A software company

Advised Growth Intelligence on its £1.7m investment round led by private capital investment group 24Haymarket and supported by MMC Ventures.