The Investor Directory
Trying to raise finance? Look no further than our A-Z investor directory covering venture capital funds, private equity, angel networks and more...
Raising business finance can be a daunting process which is why Growing Business has compiled an A-Z directory of the UK’s most active investment funds to help you on your funding path.
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From venture capital (VC) firms to seed-stage investors, angel investor networks, and even social-enterprise funds, this guide offers a who’s-who of the finance landscape with information on what each fund looks for, how each fund operates and the amount of funding they could offer your business. Information on portfolio companies that each fund has backed have also been included, along with featured deals, to help you assess whether your business matches the investment criteria.
While we’ve made it our aim to include details on the prominent business investment funds, this list isn’t conclusive and will be regularly updated to reflect the UK’s investor community.
Type the investor category or investor name you’re looking for in the search box below or click on any of the table headings to sort A-Z or by fund size. Each fund name is clickable to a dedicated page where you’ll find more information, investment criteria, an example of a portfolio company and links to recent deals from the fund.
|Fund name||Investor category||Fund size (approx)|
|01 Ventures||Venture capital||£1m|
|Albion Ventures||Venture capital||£00245m|
|Andreessen Horowitz||Venture capital and private equity||£02600m ($4bn)|
|Angel CoFund||Angel investment||£00100m|
|Atomico||Venture capital||£00437m ($640m)|
|Balderton Capital||Venture capital||£01570m ($2.3bn)|
|Bridges Ventures||Private equity||£00464m ($680m)|
|Business Growth Fund||Private equity||£02500m (£2.5bn)|
|DN Capital||Venture capital||£00214m ($314m)|
|EC1 Capital||Venture capital||£00010.6m ($15.6m)|
|Entrepreneur First||Angel investment||£00008.5m|
|Episode 1 Partners||Venture capital||£00038.8m ($60m)|
|Firestartr||Seed funding||– (Unknown)|
|Forward Partners||Venture capital||£00009.9m|
|Greylock Partners||Venture capital||£01300m ($2bn)|
|Hamilton Bradshaw||Venture capital||£00300m|
|Index Ventures||Venture capital||£00700m ($1.1bn total)|
|JamJar Investments||Venture capital||– (Unknown)|
|London Business Angels||Angel investment||– (Unknown)|
|London Co-Investment Fund||Seed funding||£00085m|
|Mercia Technologies||Venture capital||£00080m|
|MMC Ventures||Venture capital||£00125m|
|Notion Capital||Venture capital||£00128m ($200m)|
|Octopus Investments||Venture capital||£00257m ($400m)|
|Passion Capital||Venture capital||£00038.8m ($60m)|
|Playfair Capital||Venture capital||£00015.5m|
|PROfounders Capital||Venture capital||– (Unknown)|
|Scottish Equity Partners||Venture capital||£00650m ($942.5m)|
|Summit Partners||Venture capital and private equity||£10300m ($16bn)|
|Wellington Partners||Venture capital||£00567m (€800m)|
|YFM Equity Partners||Private equity||£00200m|