Venture Capital Catalyst

“The VC Catalyst has been pivotal in enabling us to bring our experience in growing multinational companies to early stage UK technology businesses.”

– Carles Ferrer, General Partner, Nauta Capital

£83.8m committed

9 portfolio investments

Our view

“We have built a diversified portfolio across life sciences, energy and resource efficiency across early and growth-stage technology businesses. The VC Catalyst has leveraged more than twice its drawn capital for the benefit of fast-growing UK businesses. The UK start-up scene remains energetic providing a rich hunting ground for VC investors.”

* Figures correct as of end Jan 2017

THE VC CATALYST SUPPORTS GROWING SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE UK BY INVESTING IN THE UK’S VENTURE AND GROWTH CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The VC Catalyst will focus on later stage funding, complementing the British Business Bank’s venture capital programmes – Enterprise Capital Funds and the Angel CoFund – which support earlier stage VC investments. The programme has already built a diverse portfolio covering early and growth stage businesses across digital, life sciences, energy and resource efficiency.

NEW! – The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his 20 June 2017 Mansion House speech that the VC Catalyst would be raising the limits on the amount it can invest in venture capital funds from 33% to 50%.

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