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DSW Ventures

DSW Ventures is a start-up and early-stage venture capital firm focused on high potential businesses based in the UK regions. It invests from £100,000 to £1 million from start-up to Series A across software, deep tech and consumer services.

Key information

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Services provided:
Finance provider
  • VC investment
  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • North East England
  • North West England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • South West England
  • Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & the Humber
Legal name:
DSW Venture Capital LLP


DSW Ventures was born out of advisory and investment group DSW Capital plc in 2019 as a solution to help fill the funding gap for regional start-ups raising investment. Based in Manchester, it operates across the UK through the group’s regional offices and invests funds on behalf of British Business Investments, family offices and individual investors.

DSW Ventures invests from £100,000 to £1 million in SEIS/EIS-qualifying businesses and is happy to participate in larger rounds of up to £2.5 million, often acting as lead investor.

Get in touch

We invest seed and scale-up early-stage venture capital into regional UK businesses led by talented founders. To get in touch, please email us at