Meet the Investors Looking for Startups in Education, Digital Media and More


Greetings to all you startups out there! This week we have a particularly diverse group of investors with the fiscal fortitude to take your business to the next level. Along with investors seeking opportunities in the education and digital media sectors, we also have a number of non-sector specific investors simply searching for the right idea. Could it be yours? Let’s take a look…

Emerge Education

This London-based education specialist offers a 3-month accelerator programme for startups with ideas and products that aim to improve educational outcomes worldwide. Successful applicants receive business development assistance, access to investment, beta testing, accelerated customer acquisition and a living stipend of £15k.

MXC Capital

MXC is a London-based merchant bank which invests in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector. MXC adds value through its wide network of contacts, and assumes the role of principal investor to share in the risks and rewards of a project.

Epigram Partners

Epigram is the first of our non-sector specific investors simply searching for the right idea. This Milton Keynes-based equity investor is looking to back small and medium sized business with up to £10million, although further finance is available to support organic growth and/or make strategic acquisitions. All types of investment will be considered, from startups and early-stage, to management buyouts (MBOs), management buy-ins (MBIs), and growth capital provision.

Martlet Corporate Angel

This Cambridge-based angel investor is currently searching for promising technology ventures in need of early-stage funding. It rarely invests in online apps and service businesses, preferring to back deep technology startups with proof of concept and a clear route to high revenues. There should be evidence of a large global market, at least $100million annually, and some level of defensibility

Its perfect project will be B2B, pre-revenue and valued at less than £2million.

Searchlight Capital 

Searchlight Capital is a private investment firm operating in North America and Europe with offices in London, New York and Toronto. It invests in the equity and debt of companies across a diverse range of industries throughout a company’s capital structure. Searchlight’s portfolio includes a footwear brand, a frozen food retailer and an educational publisher, so anything goes!

JVP Funds

This Jerusalem-based investor is in search of early-stage technology companies in digital media technologies, mobile solutions, enterprise software, storage, semiconductors and cyber security. Location is not an issue for JVP, which accepts business plans from North America, Europe, Israel and Asia.

3M New Ventures

3M is focused on disruptive, early-stage innovations outside of the company’s current portfolio, but with long term strategic relevance to 3M. With minority investments in European, North American and Asia-Pacific startups, 3M adds value by creating strategic links with the venture.


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