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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CHAIN Biotech and the University of Oxford collaborate to tackle...

CHAIN announces a new collaboration with clinical researchers at the University of Oxford to...

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Zentraxa announce seed financing to progress their platform technology for...

Zentraxa are excited to announce capital investment from Future Planet Capital, Bristol Private Equity...

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CSO Spotlight: Damien Weidmann, CSO of Mirico

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