Venture Capital For UK Startups - Where To Start?

We dig deeper into British Patient Capital, the commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank.

Romane Clark
5 min read ⋆

UK Venture Capital

Venture capital in the UK is currently being turbo charged by 3 different initiatives managed by British Patient Capital (BPC).

British Patient Capital (BPC) is the commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank.

BPC is in charge of delivering the Future Fund Breakthrough. A £375M UK-wide scheme to encourage private investors to co-invest with the government in high-growth and innovative firms.

British Patient Capital, who also usually invests only in other venture capital funds, is now also investing in UK startups as an independent initiative. Three investments have been made so far. £7M into medical tech form Accurx, £5M into data analytics firm Quantexa, and £5M into banking software provider Thought Machine.

Finally BPC will oversee another potentially larger life sciences initiative by investing £200m into as many as 4 funds, with the Abu Dhabi based wealth fund Mubadala. Together they are promising to invest up to £800m alongside the fund.

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