Empirical Ventures - johnathanmatlock


CPI Enterprises - Peter Smith

CPI Enterprises is the corporate ventures capital and investor engagement arm of CPI, actively investing in Deeptech and Healthcare startups from pre-seed to series A: https://www.uk-cpi.com/invest. CPIE aims to be a strategic value-add investor to early-stage deep tech businesses across AgriFoodTech, Energy, HealthTech, Materials and Pharmaceuticals. Our investment methodology is to invest in high-growth potential companies strongly aligned to CPI’s technical capabilities and the corporate strategy. CPIE so far has an active portfolio of businesses and 1 exit (14.3x MoM on Nuformix).

CPI is a UK national technology innovation centre, partly funded by Innovate UK and a founding member of High Value Manufacturing Catapult: https://www.uk-cpi.com CPI’s team of intelligent people use advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.


Volution Ventures LLP - Nina Foote

Backing founders during the crucial early stages of scaling-up, Volution paves the way for substantial growth and a successful exit. Our aim is to enable more UK companies reach global scale.

We are a team of experienced investors, former operators and exited founders. We know how to back, build, scale and exit early-stage Fintech and SaaS businesses. With extensive industry experience and a well-established, wide-reaching network, we’re dedicated to making venture better for both founders and investors. Our goal is to enable early-stage companies to achieve growth, global expansion and a significant exit.

 The Volution Elevate EIS fund will leverage our established platform, experienced team, deal structuring expertise and deep understanding of venture market dynamics and to build a portfolio of high-growth B2B software and Fintech companies, with the potential to scale and become major players in their respective markets, as future category leaders.

https://volution.vc 07747808718

Venrex Investment Management - Celia Boddy

https://www.venrex.partners W1T 2BU

Founder + Lightning - Matt Jonns

Founder + Lightning is a pioneering Venture Studio and Fund, that invests in Founders to build and grow their businesses.

We invest in B2B companies that have the potential to use tech to radically increase their value. We use our decade-long skillset and resources to help them realise that potential, by co-building technology solutions.

Our headquarters are in London, but we have teams in India, Poland and all across the world. We are proud of our 130+ team, 6 investments and 30 portfolio companies that have a combined value of £150m+, multiple of which are now at Series A.

Too many tech companies in the UK fail, and frustratingly it’s often for the same reasons over and over. If we’re to live in the kind of society we all want to live in, we need more founders to succeed– that is what drives the Founder + Lightning model.