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Business Finance Market

A data-rich fintech platform set to stimulate the UK's £150bn SME lending market

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About Business Finance Market

The Business Finance Market (BFM) team are developing a data-rich fintech platform that will stimulate the market for SME lending.

BFM intends to streamline the lending process through technology innovation and a re-engineered customer journey, to match lenders and SMEs together to help them secure finance.

Not only should this allow SMEs to experience quicker finance decisions based on true addressable market access, but also lenders and intermediaries will have a fintech platform which could help to manage the end-to-end application process, improve deal flow, and deliver faster credit decisions.

BFM has been founded by a team of senior banking specialists and SME business experts who have experienced the frustrations and failures of the current UK SME lending marketplace from both sides. Their combination of industry knowledge and expertise with a powerful fintech platform, will create a clearly differentiated approach to streamlining the SME lending process.

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Sector

Fintech

Total Investment

Latest Investment

November 2021

Current Status

Growth Phase

Asset Class

Venture Capital

Funding Rounds

2

Companies We've Backed

Ambitious businesses with high growth potential.

We always look for the businesses that can make an impact; the businesses that can make a difference. Since launch, we've built a portfolio of a dozen companies across banking to threat intelligence and each continues to thrive to this day.

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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
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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
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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.