Most Active UK Technology Venture Capital Investors

Of all VCs (Super Angel, VC, Corporate Venture Groups), the North West Fund (we aggregated all subsets of their funds for this analysis) was the most active in terms of unique UK-based tech companies invested in since 2009. The evergreen fund makes the majority of its investments in the North West of England through a subset of funds dedicated to biomedical, digital & creative, energy and environments, and other types of investments. In terms of stage, almost all of North West Fund’s investments have come at the early-stage. Index Ventures and Accel Partners rounded out the top 3, as Accel had investments across a variety of stages, with the most recent being Funding Circle’s $65M Series D which included Union Square Ventures, Ribbit Capital, and Index Ventures.


UK-Based VCs Dominate Early-Stage

The most active early-stage tech VCs looked very similar to the overall list, with the previously-mentioned North West Fund and Index Ventures coming in at 1 and 2 with early-stage investments in over 30 companies each. Northstar Ventures, a UK-based seed investor, was the third most-active, with the majority of the Newcastle-based fund’s investment round participation coming in at under $1M.

Of the most active early-stage tech VCs, 9 are UK-based, with only US-based Accel Partners cracking the top 10. The lack of international investors makes sense, as VCs often preach the importance of local presence and deep networks within the early-stage investing ecosystem.

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