Deepbridge Capital LLP - Ian Warwick
Deepbridge is a different kind of investment manager. We work closely with financial advisers and investors to design innovative products, ranging from investment in technology growth companies to asset-backed renewable energy projects. We also partner with innovative and committed management teams to help UK based companies realise their potential and become successful leading-edge businesses. Deepbridge operates across four principle divisions: disruptive technology, sustainable technologies, life sciences and renewable energy.
Downing LLP - Nick Lewis
Downing is a fast growing, entrepreneurial investment manager based in the City of London. We believe a great investment opportunity isn’t just financial, it’s a chance to invest in things that matter – our environment, our health, our society, our local communities and our economy. Our ability to adapt and innovate to create investment products for our customers is key to our growth and success and our core values are vital to everything we do.
We help UK businesses grow by investing via our range of enterprise investment scheme (EIS), venture capital trust (VCT), inheritance tax (IHT), fixed-rate bonds, individual savings account (ISA) and open-ended investment company (OIEC) products.
So far, thousands investors have been a part of what we do, and we are proud to have raised over £1.4 billion into businesses that make a difference, including core renewable energy, energy infrastructure, care homes, healthcare innovation, deep tech and enterprise.
Draper Esprit - Richard Marsh
Draper Esprit is a leading cross-stage venture capital firm that invests in European technology companies. Members of the Draper Esprit team have been active in technology investing for three decades. They have experience of investing in over 200 companies, generating strong returns for investors through building valuable global companies alongside founders and management teams.
The Draper Esprit partners have invested and helped build many of Europe’s most successful venture companies of recent years, including Apatech, Buy.at, Alphamosaic, KVS, CSR, Blackspider and Domantis. Draper Esprit is the exclusive European partner for Silicon Valley based Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) Global Network of venture funds. Draper Esprit invests across Europe and has partners located in London, Cambridge, Dublin, Helsinki and Paris.
EMV Capital Ltd - Dr. Ilian Iliev
EMV Capital Ltd (EMVC) is a London-based pan-European investor focused on B2B companies in the industrial high-tech, clean energy, resource efficiency, circular economy, smart cities and transportation sectors. EMVC invests in, and provides advisory services related to, investments that involve a range of technologies including robotics and AI, machine vision, materials science, IoT, advanced engineering and electronics. EMVC’s model is to develop a customized investment strategy for each company, combining its network of investors from Family Offices, Wealth Managers, Institutional VC investors and Corporate VC funds. EMVC recognizes the benefits of corporate engagement for early-stage technology companies, with EMVC’s team having led and structured investments alongside some of the world’s leading corporations, including ABB, Philips Lighting, Evonik Industries, Mitsubishi and Flex. Where appropriate, EMVC can help companies fast-track their investment readiness through its ecosystem of advisors and service providers.
EMV Capital is also exclusive advisor to the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund.
Foresight Group - Gary Fraser
Foresight Group is an independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, with specialist teams targeting growth businesses, renewable energy and environmental projects in the UK, North America and Italy. At Foresight we are well aware of the need to live up to our name. That means spotting opportunities ahead of the crowd; it means being flexible; it means being innovative; it means being totally focused and responsive to the needs of our investors while creating an environment that attracts the very best talent in our sector. We summarise this in just two words Creative Capital. These two words sit behind everything we do from supporting entrepreneurial managers of growth businesses, to bringing together institutions to invest in groundbreaking renewable energy projects alongside the Green Investment Bank, to offering private investors tax efficient investment solutions to help them plan for the future. It is in deploying our financial, intellectual and emotional capital creatively that helps us make a better future for our investors, for our investee companies, for our partners, for our colleagues and ultimately for the world in which we live.