Jonathan Thompson & David Broadbent: co-founders of Bank North

Building and backing ventures that transform industries and communities.

With a portfolio that includes UK challenger banks, global software platforms, and a regional housebuilder, members of our private investor network have invested over £50m into the country's game-changers.

Jonathan Thompson & David Broadbent

Co-founders of Bank North

Investments that make a difference

With a focus on opportunities that transform industries or communities, we provide co-investment opportunities across three key areas:

  • Venture Capital - backing the next generation of British businesses, we focus on startups that use innovative technology to disrupt industries (and use tax-efficient wrappers where we can)
  • Private Equity - we look for operational and revenue-generating organisations where operational efficiencies can be made to rapidly increase EBITDA
  • Property - with a chronic undersupply of housing in the UK, our property investors support the development of the right homes, in the right locations, when they're needed most

Featured Investment Opportunity

Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Target Sought: £ 2,000,000
Funds Raised: £ 1,999,270
Round: Round 3
Minimum Investment: £ 1,000
Investment Type: Equity
Tax Schemes: EIS
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We back the game changers, the innovators and value creators.

Those who make a positive difference to the way we live and work. Whether that’s the UK’s first app-only and most trusted bank, or a tech startup that’s transforming the way businesses engage employees and strengthen culture, the mission is the same - identify and accelerate those businesses with the potential to grow, scale and create value.

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Who are Growth Capital Ventures?

Private Investor Network and Venture Builder

Working together to build and back businesses that transform industries and communities, Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) was launched in 2015 by co-founders Norm and Craig Peterson. With a team of 25 supporting the game changers, the innovators, and the value creators, our focus is simple: to provide our investors with access to impact-driven investment opportunities that have the potential to deliver superior investment returns.

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Private Investor Network

Access high growth investment opportunities.

Providing access to compelling tax efficient investment opportunities and high quality property transactions, our network of experienced investors have the ability to build a diversified investment portfolio of top tier opportunities.

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Venture Builder

Create. Incubate. Accelerate. 

From innovative entrepreneurs to forward-thinking corporates, we collaborate to build, launch and scale businesses that will transform industries. Back office support and business strategy to full-stack software development, our specialist Venture Builder team support in the full growth of a transformational business.

Our Mission

To back the next generation of British businesses as they transform industries and communities.

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Norman Peterson
Chief Executive Officer
Growth Capital Ventures

Companies and Projects We've Backed

Creating value and delivering a positive impact.

We always look for opportunities that can make an impact; the businesses and projects that can make a positive difference. Since launch, we've built a portfolio spanning Fintech, Banking, Software, and Property.  Helping our investors to co-invest into top-tier investment opportunities alongside institutional investors.

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Intelligence Fusion

Sector: SaaS
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 556,800
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn more about Intelligence Fusion

QikServe

Sector: Fintech
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 2,624,694
Tax Schemes: EIS
Learn more about QikServe

n-gage.io

Sector: SaaS
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 170,000
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn more about n-gage.io

Bank North

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 7,941,141
Learn more about Bank North

Atom Bank

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 1,100,000
Learn more about Atom Bank

Hive.Hr

Sector: HR Tech
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 1,453,000
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn more about Hive.Hr

Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)

Sector: Fintech & Banking
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 1,525,000
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn more about Business Finance Market (trading as Finance Nation)

Cathedral Gates

Sector: Property
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Investment to Date: £ 2,000,000
Learn more about Cathedral Gates

Middleton Waters

Sector: Property
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Investment to Date: £ 7,000,000
Learn more about Middleton Waters

The Langtons

Sector: Property
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Investment to Date: £ 3,000,000
Learn more about The Langtons

Thorpe Paddocks

Sector: Property
Investment Type: Equity & Debt
Investment to Date: £ 6,000,000
Learn more about Thorpe Paddocks

Corehaus

Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 1,000,000
Learn more about Corehaus

Growth Capital Ventures

Sector: Fintech
Investment Type: Equity
Investment to Date: £ 1,851,410
Tax Schemes: EIS, SEIS
Learn more about Growth Capital Ventures
GCV has supported the team from seed stage through to Series B. Raising over £10million of equity investment to support the creation and launch of our fully licensed challenger bank - Bank North.

Jonathan Thompson
Chief Executive Officer, Bank North

Bank North raised £10m over 3 investment rounds with GCV Invest

Bank North Founders - Jonathan Thompson and Dave Broadbent - GCV Portfolio Company

Free Investor Guide

An investor's guide to tax efficient investing

Providing an insight into the tax efficient investment options accessible to UK investors, our free guide is a useful introduction to the schemes and wrappers that can help you maximise returns and minimise risk when investing into early stage companies.

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Driving Growth.
Creating Value.
Delivering Impact.

Backed by

Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) is backed by funds managed by Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading private equity and alternative asset managers.