SPARK Ventures is a leading European early stage venture capital company. Across a range of funds, we invest in the UK's best technology to create great companies with world class potential.
SPARK Ventures is one of the leading early-stage venture capital investors in Europe, providing equity investment to high growth technology, media and healthcare companies in the UK and Europe.
SPARK Ventures manages approximately £165 million across several investment vehicles including: an AIM listed investment company (SPARK Ventures plc), University Funds on behalf of leading UK universities including Oxford; and a Limited Partnership on behalf of major institutional investors.
SPARK Ventures has been investing in early-stage businesses for 12 years and has a wealth of expertise in backing and developing companies from start-up through to eventual trade sale or IPO.
SPARK’s core expertise lie in identifying promising early-stage businesses and leading their funding right from the earliest stages.
SPARK Ventures’ team is one of the most experienced in the early-stage investment space. It brings portfolio businesses the necessary capital, combined with strategic and operational management support, as well as commercial and marketing expertise to help them succeed. Its founding management team has worked together for more than 10 years, and during that time has helped many entrepreneurs to realise their ambitions.
SPARK Ventures has built its reputation as an experienced and successful venture investor with a proven ability not only to identify promising entrepreneurs and technologies, but to understand the sectors in which their portfolio businesses operate and, more importantly, what it takes for them to develop into leading global businesses.