MMC Ventures

Focusing on high growth UK sectors including fintech, digital media and e-commerce, this venture capital fund is among the most active

Fund name: MMC Ventures
Investor Category: Venture capital
Based in: London
Website: www.mmcventures.com

Description:

Formed in 2000, MMC is a team of eight professional investors who are active in working with entrepreneurs to develop their companies.

Investment criteria:

MMC backs early stage, high growth companies with strong management teams and actively seeks to invest in high-growth sectors where the UK is a world leader: fintech, business software and services, digital media and e-commerce. Investors then work in partnership with the companies to help with growth and profitability.

Size of fund:

£125m through EIS funds and partnerships.

Portfolio company:

Love Home Swap is a low cost subscription marketplace that facilitates home swapping between holidaymakers and allows them to make money from the process. MMC initially invested £800,000 in the platform in December 2011, and then again in November 2012. It then followed-up its early-stage rounds with an injection of a further £1m in October 2013. Love Home Swap currently lists 64,000 stylish homes in 160 countries.

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