13 Nov 2014

Seed funding situation in the UK 2014 Q1

According to Beauhurst's Equity Investment Review (free part), in 2014 Q1,
there were 72 deals at the seed-stage and investment amounts were disclosed for 46 of these, totaling £52m.
So the simple average was £1.13m per seed deal, which seems a quite reasonable target for us after a year or so. What's more, 14 deals were done by Crowdcube and Jenson Seed EIS Fund, managed by Jenson Solutions. I am not familiar with those guys, so I should follow up those two key players.

Other VCs, including venture or growth investment players, mentioned in the report are Business Growth Fund, Index Ventures, Albion Ventures, Balderton Capital, Accel Partners. The Cambridge MBA programme had exposure to Index Ventures and Accel Partners, if I remember correctly. Not too bad.

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