Raising investment doesn't need to be complex

From your first seed round to Series A, B and onwards, our network of private and institutional investors are looking to back the next generation of UK businesses.

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Raising Finance For Your Business

Backing the game changers

Our focus at Growth Capital Ventures is to support ambitious businesses who want to make a genuine impact in their industry. We look for entrepreneurs and management teams who fully understand the needs of their audience have the drive and determination to execute their business model in full.

Working closely to ensure your business is in the most appropriate position to secure the investment needed to grow, scale and succeed, this is a real collaboration.

Whether it's your seed round or Series B, we want to hear from you if you are transforming industries or communities.

The Process

Progressing through your investment raise

We aim to keep our raise process as streamlined as possible for all involved and there are 8 main stages.


Stage 1
Your initial information

Submitted through our online raise process, we'll review your key information - notably your business plan, financials and investment presentation.


Stage 2
Reviewed by our investment team

Upon receipt of the requested information, our investment team will undergo an initial review to determine suitability and appropriateness.


Stage 3
Meeting & further information

For suitable opportunities, we will invite you to discuss your business further and request additional information where appropriate. There may be multiple meetings.


Stage 4
Presented to our investment committee

Once determined by our investment team to meet our criteria, your opportunity will be presented to our investment committee for approval.


Stage 5
Investment agreements & legal documentation

Further to approval from our investment committee, our legal team will work with your lawyers to produce investment agreements and all required legal documentation.


Stage 6
Live on the platform

With our online co-investment platform host to all of our opportunities, we will create your investment opportunity onto the platform and once approved, we'll go live!


Stage 7
Investor discussions & presentations

Throughout your opportunity being live, we will liaise collaboratively with investors in a range of ways, from in person to events to online webinars.


Stage 8
Raise completion

Upon successfully receiving the target investment amount, the opportunity will be closed and full legal completion will take place and funds provided to you.

To date we have facilitated over £50m into transformative companies, from UK banks to global Saas companies

Application Form

Raising Capital To Help Your Business Grow

Our online application form is the first part of your journey to raising investment with Growth Capital Ventures. Please complete it as fully as possible, providing our investment team with all the information they need to review in the first instance.

Don't invest unless you're prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong.
Risk Summary

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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

  • You could lose all the money you invest
  • Most investments are shares in start-up businesses or bonds issued by them. Investors in these shares or bonds often lose 100% of the money they invested, as most start-up businesses fail.
  • Checks on the businesses you are investing in, such as how well they are expected to perform, may not have been carried out by the platform you are investing through. You should do your own research before investing.

You won't get your money back quickly

  • Even if the business you invest in is successful, it will likely take several years to get your money back.
  • The most likely way to get your money back is if the business is bought by another business or lists its shares on an exchange such as the London Stock Exchange. These events are not common.
  • Start-up businesses very rarely pay you back through dividends. You should not expect to get your money back this way.
  • Some platforms may give you the opportunity to sell your investment early through a 'secondary market' or 'bulletin board', but there is no guarantee you will find a buyer at the price you are willing to sell.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

  • Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well. A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. Learn more here.

The value of your investment can be reduced

  • If your investment is shares, the percentage of the business that you own will decrease if the business issues more shares. This could mean that the value of your investment reduces, depending on how much the business grows. Most start-up businesses issue multiple rounds of shares.
  • These new shares could have additional rights that your shares don't have, such as the right to receive a fixed dividend, which could further reduce your chances of getting a return on your investment.

You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong

  • Protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), in relation to claims against failed regulated firms, does not cover poor investment performance. Try the FSCS investment protection checker.
  • Protection from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) does not cover poor investment performance. If you have a complaint against an FCA-regulated platform, FOS may be able to consider it. Learn more about FOS protection here.

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA's website here.

For further information about investment-based crowdfunding, visit the crowdfunding section of the FCA's website here.

Driving Growth.
Creating Value.
Delivering Impact.

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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.