Here we have curated known tech investors in the north west and nationally, with our view of what they are looking for. You can use the filters to the right to narrow your search. Please contact us to be added to the directory.
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Crowdcube are the largest of the new breed of peer-to-peer investment platforms. Originally raising money from individuals, they are increasingly used by institutional investors as well. Crowdcube reviews propositions carefully and only a minority are listed. Your chances are greatly increased if you have an existing investor already signed up and have raised 50% or more of your funding target before you list.
Dawn are experienced London tech investors, most interested in cloud, software and consumer internet projects. Dawn’s 2nd fund of c.£30m was closed in 2013, with £7.8m help from the British Business Bank. They will do start-ups but much prefer to come in at the point where revenues are starting to grow rapidly. To catch their attention for a Manchester-based start-up, you need not have a business track record but they will be looking for something exceptional about the opportunity.
Deepbridge was founded by senior IT and investment professionals with experience in US and European public markets. As such they have an international focus and are interested in exceptionally high growth projects. They have made a few venture investments and have said they are looking to increase their NW venture activity.
Until recently known as DFJ Esprit, this is one of the large, internationally focused venture funds in London. Their quoted minimum investment of £200k is rare in practice. Should be considered as an option for businesses already showing sales momentum and with demonstrable global potential.
Eden was established by serial entrepreneurs and retains its operational focus and empathy. They are SE based and looking in the main for big opportunities where they can deploy up to £6m per company. Whilst they quote starting investments as low as £200k, this is rare. They look for business-tested founders with deep sector experience.
Forward are steeped in e-commerce business and a really good partner for an early stage venture in that space. Their ‘office hours’ open door is a great way to make contact and get some smart feedback. They prefer founders with domain knowledge, but invest at the idea stage - provided the idea has a big opportunity ahead of it.
Frog are a growth investor, so not accessible to start-up companies or those who cannot show growing repeatable revenues in excess of $3m. For those companies, they are experienced, supportive investors.
GMIF provide larger loans to existing businesses, which they believe can be significant to the economic development of Greater Manchester. Loans below £500k are provided through the GM Loan Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners. Most businesses supported by GMIF directly are later stage, well established companies. Whilst they will look at pre-profit companies, their aim is not to take high levels of risk.
Being the founders of Innocent carries huge cachet, so Jamjar can take their pick of consumer-focussed early-stage investment opportunities. Huge value-add, but not easy to convince them you are the next Innocent.