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This is the heart of the Invest in Women Hub – helping you find the right finance partner for your needs, at each stage of your business journey. Browse through the entries or narrow your search by using the filters, it’s up to you. You’ll notice that many of our case studies, videos and articles link back to providers on this list.
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1818 provides early-stage funding and support to digital technology companies, with a focus on underrepresented founders and businesses with a strong social purpose. 1818 aims to back the next wave of founders building the solutions that will facilitate the shift from analogue to digital practices.
7percent is an entrepreneur-led, network-driven, transatlantic fund. It backs the most ambitious founders - those with moonshot ideas - as early as possible. We seek potential 200x winners and pass on the less risky, less ambitious opportunities.
ACF Investors manage the Angel CoFund and the Delta Fund with £100m under management and a portfolio of over 100 companies. The Funds co-invest alongside syndicates of sector-smart business angels that are committing meaningful investments into high potential, early-stage businesses across the UK.
Active Partners is a leading consumer-focused investment firm that backs and builds the iconic brands of tomorrow, partnering with visionary founders through all stages of growth.
Check Warner and Matt Penneycard founded Ada Ventures on the belief that great founders can come from anywhere. The team supports diverse founders solving the world's biggest challenges with technology. Ada Venures invests in UK companies with global ambitions.
Angel Academe is the UK's most active and longest-established female-focused angel network. Members of the network invest in ambitious and highly scalable technology businesses with at least 1 woman on the founding team.
Supporting, training, funding and investing smart money in SME businesses through a national Angel network.
Anthemis is a global investment platform that cultivates change in the financial system by investing in, growing, and sustaining businesses committed to resiliency, transparency, access and equity. By creating fertile ground for a diverse group of startups, investors, entrepreneurs, institutions, academics, and visionaries to converge, we believe we can solve the financial systems’ most pressing challenges faster, better and for the benefit of all.
We are equity investors, empowering Yorkshire’s talented and ambitious entrepreneurs to climb new global heights for a brighter future. Our team has deep-rooted connections to the region, with extensive knowledge of the local business community. Anticus Partners seeks to make a difference to the people and environment in which we operate. We can invest up to £1.5m into Yorkshire based startups and SMEs in any sector to support their growth potential alongside supporting greater levels of innovation and target new markets to contribute to increasing the productivity and economic wealth of the Yorkshire region.
Astia invests in high-performing, women-led companies that solve global problems
At Barclays, we’re committed to delivering meaningful and ongoing support to help all women in business realise their ambitions. Our network of highly trained Relationship Managers provides a wide range of skills to offer support at any point in your journey, from startup to scale-up.
Beringea is a transatlantic venture capital firm with more than $800m under management. In the UK, it manages more than £300m and a portfolio of more than 50 growth businesses. Beringea also operates a growing platform for SME lending.
Blume Equity is a climate-tech growth equity firm investing into high-growth European companies addressing the climate emergency. There are compelling macro-tailwinds from the transition to a low-carbon economy and a significant opportunity at the growth stage in Europe, where there is a growth funding gap and significant earlier stage venture investment into climate tech that now needs scale-up support.
Breega propels pioneering and purpose-driven founders from idea into impact. We closed our first fund in 2015 and now have +€500m AUM and 70 trailblazing portfolio companies.
British Design Fund is the UK's only hardware-specific, early stage venture capital fund. The Fund works with extraordinary entrepreneurs to scales their products, accelerate growth and build long term value - for both investors and businesses.
Clarendon Fund Managers is a venture capital fund manager based in Belfast, authorised & regulated by the FCA . We manage £58.5m of VC Funds in NI including the £47.3m Co-Fund. We have invested in over 100 companies since we began investing in 2001. Clarendon was recently certified as a B-Corporation.
"Connectd is the leading community network that connects entrepreneurs and startups with investors and NEDs to secure growth opportunities"
Coralus (Formerly SheEO) is a global community of women and non-binary people creating a self-regenerating pay-it-forward pool of skills, connections, funds, and support used together to advance the UN's Sustainability Goals ("The World's To-do List")
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.
Edge is a leading creative-tech equity investor, focussed on powering visionary, Seed and Series A stage, digitally-enabled UK businesses, raising up to £5m to grow and scale.
Eka Ventures invests in companies building a more healthy, sustainable and inclusive economy.
European Growth Investors in Finance, Health and Real Estate Technology
Foresight Group is a listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager. The Group operates in seven countries across Europe and Australia with its principal office in London. Foresight manages assets of over £12.3bn across 44 funds on behalf of institutional and retail investors. The private equity division specialises in supporting SMEs with investments typically between £1 and 5m.
Funding Circle is the UK’s largest online platform for business lending. Founded in 2010 to give small and medium sized businesses better access to finance, we’ve helped more than 135,000 businesses access over £15.2 billion through our fast, hassle-free online application process.
Future Planet links global centres of innovation to opportunities capable of delivering breakthrough returns in Climate, Education, Health, Security and Sustainable Growth. FPC manages £400m for sovereigns, pension funds, corporates and endowments, with 180 companies currently in its portfolio.
FW Capital provides flexible finance to dynamic businesses in the North of England.
Green Angel Ventures is the reference early-stage investor for UK climate innovation. Scaling Series A and upwards, we invest exclusively in companies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or restore degraded ecosystems that we depend upon for CO₂ removal.
Hambro Perks is an international investment firm backed by leaders in the fields of finance and technology. We enable innovation by investing in breakthrough and growth technology companies. We operate dedicated specialised teams focused on primary and secondary, early and late stage, debt and equity investments and across a number of high-growth technology markets.
Women-led angel syndicate investing in women co-founded startups at pre/seed stage. Sector Agnostic but we have a very strong preference for technology and/or IP-led businesses (deep science). We do not currently invest in any D2C or consumer products companies.
We provide growth capital for exceptional teams and total commitment to a collaborative and successful relationship.
Let’s Do Business Finance is a Responsible Finance provider and a leading provider of business advice, business loans, access to other finance, training, and business events across the South East and East of England.
Lincolnshire Business Angels works with SMEs seeking equity investment to refine their business proposals and plans to become investment ready. It provides the platform to connect these businesses with its group of Business Angels through pitch presentation events.
Longwall Ventures invests in early stage businesses that are harnessing the UK’s expertise in science R&D to address the global challenges of tomorrow.
Maven backs growing business of all sizes across a range of sectors, providing the essential capital and expertise to unlock potential and help accelerate growth.
Mercia is a leading provider of venture, private equity and debt finance for regional businesses seeking up to £10 million to grow and scale their operations. Mercia's portfolio of nearly 400 businesses is spread throughout Scotland and the Midlands and North of England.
Metro Bank services 2.7 million customer accounts and is rated as the best bank for service in-store for personal and business customers. It is one of the few new or 'challenger' banks to offer physical branches as well as online and telephone banking.
Catalyst is a £5 billion purpose-led, flexible strategy investing in innovative businesses tackling some of the world's biggest social and environmental challenges.
Mint Ventures is a Scottish-based women-led business Angel investment club and network. We offer a fresh approach to raising early-stage capital by democratising angel investment for women and invest in products and services that meet the needs and interests of women with a social, environmental or ethical purpose.
MMC Ventures is one of the most active early-stage tech investors in Europe, focused on Series A. We distinguish ourselves through our commitment of going deeper – on the technologies we invest in, and the partnerships we build with founders.
As long-standing supporters of women in business, we understand the challenges women might face when setting up or running a business. And we’re committed to supporting UK businesses to start, scale and succeed.
Northstar is technology investor for early stage businesses seeking equity finance of up to £500,000. We have invested over £100 million into over 400 SMEs across many industry verticals. Based in Newcastle, we are nationally and internationally networked.
Octopus Ventures backs the people and ideas that will change the world, from ideas on a page through to IPO. We invest across seven areas where we see maximum potential for impact: B2B software, bio, climate, consumer, deep tech, fintech and health, to give founders the greatest chance of success.
Outward VC is a fintech-focused fund that invests in early-stage (seed to series A) startups throughout the UK and EU.
At Oxford Capital, we are passionate about backing founders to build great comppanies. Since 1999, we have invested over £500m in 100+ companies in the UK.
Piper PE is the investor-partner of choice for ambitious founders growing consumer brand legends with sales of £5-50 million. With over 30 years’ experience, our purpose is to build brands that make people’s lives healthier, happier, and more fulfilling, while helping them minimise their impact on the environment.
We are Playfair. We’re a sector agnostic fund with a contrarian approach to pre-seed investing: bringing discipline, diligence, dedication and depth of thought to an intentionally low volume of investments. We exist to nurture the most promising founders of today to build the category-defining companies of tomorrow.
QVentures is a Venture Capital firm providing direct investment opportunities and fund management.
River Capital is one of the leading fund managers in the North West, with £131m of funds under management, including equity, venture, and debt products. We are here to help you fuel your ambition, whether you're an early stage or established SME.
S100 Club provides a unique matchmaking service for investors and entrepreneurs which has translated into countless success stories and exits. Unlike other Angel investment clubs, the S100 Club does not charge presenting companies up front fees and offers unparalleled support in investment preparation.
Scottish EDGE is a funding competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s innovative, high growth potential entrepreneurial talent.
Seedrs is Europe’s leading online private investing platform that enables individuals to invest in startups, growth companies and (if eligible) top VC funds, as well as supporting entrepreneurs in all sectors to raise capital from their communities, angels and institutional investors.
SEP is a leading investor in growth-stage software and tech-enabled companies. Typically investing £10m - £40m in companies generating at least £5m of revenue, SEP has been partnering with founders and helping them to scale their businesses through the next phase of growth for more than two decades.
SFC Capital is the UK's most active seed investor (PitchBook, 2018-2023), providing capital and support to innovative startups. To date, SFC has invested in over 400 companies and partnered with the likes of British Business Investments to bring funding to businesses across all UK regions.
Shard Credit Partners is an innovative provider of alternative finance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the UK lower mid-market (companies having an enterprise value of below £50 million). Shard Credit Partners also offers trade finance facilities.
South East Angels was founded in 2020, backed by local entrepreneurs and investors, and has grown to become the leading Angel network in Brighton and the surrounding area.
Start Up Loans’ mission is to help new and early-stage UK businesses access affordable finance and mentoring support. We offer personal fixed-interest loans and support to aspiring and early stage businesses across the UK who might be struggling to access other forms of finance.
Station12 makes investments into a combination of SEIS and EIS qualifying businesses in the Sports, Entertainment and Knowledge sectors. We back well led, intelligent companies who are clearly focused on delivering products or services that customers will pay for. Our approach is to find companies that we can help to deliver profit and that will be attractive acquisitions for larger companies because they are profitable and sustainable. We only make a limited number of select investments each year, so that we can fully support those that we do invest in.
SWIG Finance provides viable SMEs and start-ups with access to finance through dedicated business loan funds in the South West.
We’re a development bank that puts Wales’s potential at the heart of our decision–making. We finance businesses that stand to contribute financially, socially, ethically and environmentally to our communities and to the wider world. Every day, fuelling possibilities and bringing ambitions to life.
The FSE Group have been providing high-growth businesses with accessible market-gap funding since 2002. We have supported over 800 businesses with business loans and equity investment to help them reach their growth potential.
VGC invests in innovative media, tech and consumer brands that move the world forward. We span luxury, health and wellness, sports and entertainment, gaming, IP and content – and talent.
Westerly Winds is an emerging growth stage venture business. We back and invest in dynamic visionary founders and tech enabled companies.
YFM has been backing teams and investing in small businesses across the UK since 1982. We invest up to £10 million to help them scale up, grow faster and navigate through ownership change.
We back extraordinary companies building innovative, scientific solutions to the biggest, hardest challenges of decarbonisation. We invest early, at pre-seed and seed stages across all emissions sectors; from agriculture to industrial processes, and energy to transportation.