MIGHT THESE ACTIVE EQUITY INVESTORS BACK YOU?
At Match Capital, our twice weekly blog (Tuesdays and Thursdays) monitors and highlights the key players who are actively investing into private companies, and who may be relevant to our SME readers. These key players are drawn from:
Accelerators (those who actually invest cash!)
private equity firms
venture capital funds
We continue daily to profile candidates from each and every one of these groups into our platform, so that when a company seeking equity capital also profiles itself on our platform, our algorithm generates the entire list of investors (over 1000 and rising daily), and ranks each in order of relevance to the company’s investment proposition, in seconds.
Think Match.com for equity capital.
IQ Capital, a UK technology Venture Capital firm based in Cambridge and London, invests in early stage UK high-tech businesses. They focus on B2B software, with specific interest in “machine learning, disruptive algorithms, cyber security, AdTech and FinTech”. They typically invest between £1m and £4m, and always do so with the aid of an entrepreneur who has recently made a successful exit in that same sector.
Recent noteworthy investment:
Cambridge Innovation Capital (“CIC”) invests in high-growth technology companies. It is led by an experienced investment team, an outstanding board and advisory panel of leading scientists and entrepreneurs. CIC combines a strong relationship with the University of Cambridge with deep financial and industry links. It raised initial capital of £50 million in 2013 from long term institutional and strategic investors such as Invesco Perpetual, Lansdowne and the University of Cambridge Endowment Fund.
Most noteworthy investment:
Martlet provides corporate angel investment. Investing in several potentially high-growth early stage companies. Martlet will invest anywhere in the UK, with a bias towards Cambridge, co-investing with other angels and seed funds. Most noteworthy investment: http://www.finsmes.com/2017/01/audio-analytic-closes-5-5m-series-a-funding-round.html