Atlante Tech is a new fund promoted by IMI Fondi Chiusi Sgr SpA dedicated to investing in high tech start ups with high growth potential especially in electronics, embedded systems, big data, medical technologies, and cleantech. Atlante Tech relies on the experience of the other funds of the Atlante family (Atlante Ventures, Atlante Seed, Atlante Ventures Mezzogiorno) that are among the most active Italian VC investors both in terms of number of investments and in terms of exits and IPOs. Atlante Tech has recently reached its first closing at 30M € (subscribed by Intesa Sanpaolo group) and is currently raising other capital on the market with the goal of reaching 120M€.
Enso Ventures is a venture capital that specializes in making selective investments in groundbreaking, high-technology and bio-tech companies. Enso Ventures provides the required capital along with leadership and industry expertise with a clear focus on technology acceleration and commercial development to promote faster growth. The focus is on disruptive technology platforms in high growth market segments, products addressing unmet global market needs with the potential to become market leaders. Enso Ventures has offices in London and New York.
Find out more at: www.ensoventures.com
Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm, focused on identifying unusually talented entrepreneurs. In recent years the firm has backed the founding teams of over 60 companies, including Conversocial, graze.com, LoveFiLM, Property Partner, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, Swiftkey, Swoon Editions, Uniplaces, tails.com, Zoopla Property Group and Zynstra.
Octopus Ventures is part of the Octopus group. Octopus is a fast-growing UK fund management business with leading positions in several specialist sectors including property finance, healthcare, energy and smaller company investing. Founded in 2000, Octopus manages more than £6 billion of funds on behalf of 50,000 investors.
Find out more at www.octopusventures.com
Oxford Capital has been making venture capital investments since 1999. Our London-based ventures team has more than 70 years of combined experience, gained at leading investors including Qualcomm, HG Capital, DN Capital, Draper Esprit and Arma Partners.
We invest in early-stage businesses and we want to back entrepreneurs who are trying to solve big problems in innovative ways. We aim to invest in sectors where the UK has the potential to lead the world. Current areas of interest include Software-as-a-Service, marketplaces, mobility, gaming, fintech, digital health, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Find out more at www.oxcp.com
The South East Seed Fund
The South East Seed Fund is managed by The FSE Group, a regional funding organisation, backed by BIS and privately governed. With access to a breadth of public and private resources, FSE specialises in the identification, funding and development of ambitious businesses with high growth potential.
By providing a unique funding service to these companies across the South East, FSE helps them grow through direct investment. The South East Seed Fund has directly invested £5m in SE companies and has helped them raise a further £100m.
Find out more at http://www.thefsegroup.com/south-east-seed-fund/
The Iceni Seedcorn Fund
The Iceni Seedcorn Fund was established under the University Challenge Fund scheme to help commercialise innovation and technological development derived within the partner institutes; the University of East Anglia, the University of Essex, the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Institute of Food Research, and Plant Bioscience Limited. The Fund was established in 2002 and to date has invested in ten spin-out companies and licensing opportunities.
For further information please visit www.icenifund.com
Guillaume d’Eyssautier’s career has spanned over the past 40 years in the semiconductor industry, including management positions in both Europe and the USA. Guillaume is an investor and on the Board of several technology start-up companies, in the semiconductor and software domains. Most recently he was CEO of DelfMEMS. Prior to that, he was CEO of ADD semiconductor which he sold to Atmel in October 2011. Prior to ADD he was CEO of picoChip, sold to Mindspeed. Prior to that, he served as Senior VP-GM at Cadence Design Systems, VP-GM EMEA for IBM Technology Group (Microelectronics and Storage) and held executive and management positions at Rockwell Semiconductor, GEC-Plessey Semiconductor, Matra-Harris Semiconductors and Philips Semiconductors. He holds an MSc in Material Science and an MBA from INSEAD.