Growth Capital Ventures

Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) is an FCA authorised investment firm operating the GrowthFunders online co-investment platform.

GrowthFunders has been developed to streamline the co-investment process between individual Angel Investors, Angel Networks, Institutional Investors, Corporate Investors and suitably qualified Retail Investors.

GCV carefully select businesses with high growth potential and work closely with the management team to prepare the business for investment.  This approach includes detailed due diligence from GCV, and our cornerstone investors, which in most cases include an institutional investor or angel network.

GCV work closely with Maven Capital Partners one of the UK’s leading small cap Private Equity Firms. With over £600M assets under management, Maven manage a number of VCT’s and Fund Mandates, together with a Private Investor Network of over 300 High Net Worth Individuals, who invest between £25,000 and £1M on a deal-by-deal basis.

Maven invested into GCV in November 2016 taking a 30% stake in the company and providing growth capital to further develop and enhance the GrowthFunders co-investment platform.

The strategic partnership with Maven provides high growth businesses with the ability to raise Seed Capital through though Series A, and for more established businesses growth and expansion capital.  For co-investors our approach provides high quality investment opportunities at various stages of the growth curve whilst the businesses benefit from ongoing post funding support to minimise risk and maximise potential upside.

Additional Information

Investor Type Crowdfund and Online Investment Platforms
Year Establised 2012
Services Provided Accountancy and Financial Advice, Live Pitch Presentations, Online Showcase
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up, Early Stage VC, Later Stage VC, Expansion
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered National
Investment Range £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m, £1m - £3m, £3m - £10m
Sectors Considered Advertising and Publishing, Aerospace and Defence, Automobile and Transport, Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Creative Arts and Entertainment, Digital Media and Content, Fashion and Design, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy, Retail, Social Impact
No. of opportunities selected each year 10-20
Company Initial Fee £5,000 + vat - Investment readiness fee consisting of FCA compliant investment documents: Investment Memorandum, Financial Model, Investor Presentation,director checks, etc.
Company Success Fee 5% for funds raised from our investor base.
Investor Membership Fee Nil

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