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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Future Planet Capital acquires Midven Ltd, one of the UK’s...

London, UK, 8th April 2021 / Future Planet Capital (FPC) has announced its acquisition of...

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Cytoseek raises £3.57m ($5m) to advance its mission to develop...

CytoSeek Ltd, a discovery-stage biotech company developing the next generation of cell therapies to...

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Supporting fusion energy development in the UK

The UK is at the forefront of fusion energy research and development, hosting the...

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CEO Spotlight: Laura Knight, COO, The Smarter Food Company

Our ‘CEO Spotlight’ series seeks to recognise the wide range of diverse innovators we...

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