An Early-Stage Venture Capital Fund

Building and Growing Technology Companies

Stemming From The UK’s Research Base

 

The UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund is backed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Fund’s partners are 9 publicly funded research bodies, including STFC, BBSRC, NERC and Dstl. The Fund is independently managed by venture capital specialist Midven.

We help build companies from great science developed in laboratories, science and technology campuses and synthetic biology.

We hold investments in some of the UK’s most innovative companies, in areas as diverse as novel antibiotics, research into Alzheimer’s disease, “green” chemicals and airport security.

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Smarter Soup start-up raises capital to help reduce risk of...

The Smarter Food Company has raised £1m in funding to accelerate the development of food...

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Nemesis Bioscience announces research collaboration with Shionogi

Nemesis Bioscience Ltd announced today that it had reached an agreement on terms for...

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Tips for first-time fundraising

In our latest guest blog, Antoine Espinet, Founder and CEO of MicrofluidX, shares his...

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From academia to start-up: how to build a successful spin-out

Jim Naismith is Founder and Technical Director of GyreOx, a biotechnology company recently set...

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