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Advent Ventures
This London-based fund has invested in, and helped create, world-class technology and life sciences businesses. Investments include Zong, a leading mobile payments solutions provider, and Qype, Europe's largest local search and review site.

Ambient Sound Investments
Established in 2003 by four founding engineers at Skype Technologies, this seed investment company invests in people and ideas across the technology spectrum. They focus on companies in Europe, Asia and the US,

Atlas Venture
Since 1980, this international firm has invested at the earliest stages in technology and life-sciences companies. The firm has an office in Central London and has helped businesses such as Zoopla.co.uk and Seatwave.

Atomico
Skype-founder Niklas Zennstrom established this fund with Janus Friss in 2006. It looks to invest in early-stage and high growth technology companies, mainly in Europe. Previous investments include ChemistDirect.co.uk.
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Big Issue Invest
As part of the Big Issue Group, it provides finance to social enterprises in the form of loans and equity. With Nigel Kershaw as chief executive, the London-based fund can offer investment of between £50,000 and £500,000.

Bridges Ventures
Founded in 2002, this private investment company invests in businesses that achieve social and/ or environmental goals. The London-based fund invests in companies ranging from start-ups through to small management buy-outs and property-backed ventures.

Dawn Capital
With Wonga as a current investment, this London-based fund offers early-stage capital to technology companies. Managing partner Haakon Overli started the firm.

Delta Partners
Established in 1994, this firm invests in UK and Irish technology companies, and focuses on early-stage funding. Founded by Frank Kenny, Delta's interests lie in information technology, communications and healthcare.

DN Capital
Nenad Marovac and Steve Schlenker started this fund in 2000, with the focus on early-stage capital and growth equity funding for software and digital media businesses. A European investor, DN Capital also helps some US companies enter the European market.

Fidelity Growth Partners Europe
Born from its predecessor firm, Fidelity Ventures, which was originally founded in 1969 in the US,
this fund partners with innovative European technology companies - those that have just entered the market, as well as those ready for the next growth stage.

Hotbed
Gary Robins founded Hotbed in 2002. With offices in London and Milton Keynes, this fund offers investment to unquoted companies.

Index Ventures
With offices in London and Geneva, this fund invests globally in companies that have a European focus. It covers all sectors but primarily concentrates on technology and life sciences. Neil Rimer, Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer established Index in 1996 and usually invest between €25,000 and €50m.

London Venture Partners
Established in 2015, this fund focuses on new technology companies in the online, mobile, social and web game space. It was co-founded by: David Lau-Kee, Phil Harrison, David Gardner and Paul Heydon.

Mangrove Capital Partners
With the focus on internet and software companies, this Luxembourg-based firm looks to invest as early as possible. Mark Tluszcz, Gerard Lopez and Hans-Jurgen Schmitz are the founders.

Notion Capital
Early to mid-stage investments are the game at this Cheltenham-based firm. The primary interest is internet-based services, with funding from £250,000 available. Ian Milbourn, Chris Tottman, Ben White and Jos White are the founding partners.

Octopus Ventures
This London-based firm has made 60 small business investments to date. Founded in 2000, this fund is not sector-specific, but is more interested in the entrepreneurial teams behind the companies. Prior investments include: Zoopla, LOVEFiLM and Graze. It will invest between £250, 000 and £5m.

Pond Venture Partners
For early-stage investments, this firm concentrates on European technology companies. Richard and Charles Irving established the fund in 1997 and now have offices in Farnham, London and San Jose, California.

PROfounders Capital
Michael Birch from Bebo and Brent Hoberman from Lastminute.com are both investment partners at this London-based fund. Having invested in TweetDeck and Keynoir, this firm focuses on early-stage investment in companies operating in the digital media and technology space. Rogan Angelini-Hurll and Sean Seton-Rogers started the fund in 2009, and typical investments range from £500,000 to £2.5m.

Scottish Equity Partners
This fund backs start-up and early-stage companies in the IT, healthcare and energy technology sectors. Co-founded by Calum Paterson and Richard Sparrow, investments range from £1m to £10m.

Venatus Interactive PLC
Established in 2015, this London-based fund was set up with the purpose of investing in up and coming companies in the interactive gaming industry, as well as investing in current established gaming businesses with a proven track record of strong returns.

Wellington Partners
The head office is in Munich, but this fund also has a London branch. Founded by Rolf Christof Dienst, the focus is on early-stage investment for companies in the clean-tech and electronics sectors.