Seed funding for ambitious technology based companies

Risk capital investment available from £50,000 to £150,000 for early stage technology businesses.


We work with a range of tech-focused early stage and start-up companies. Our portfolio includes everything from software to green energy through to bio science and pharmaceuticals.


Why Finance Wales?

Finance Wales is a highly experienced, award-winning investor which  has been backing Welsh SMEs for 15 years. Our Technology Venture Investments team manages a specialist Seed Fund for technology-focused early stage companies. We offer:

  • Fast appraisal - a lean decision making process designed to limit delay.
  • A simple approach - straight forward shareholder agreements, equity structures and one flat fee.
  • Network - introductions to angel co-investors, mentors and advisers as well as cross-selling opportunities from Finance Wales' portfolio.
  • Follow on investment - growth capital from our mainstream venture funds up to £5m.


How we can help

Our seed fund has already invested more than £3.0 million in 20 exciting technology start-ups and can support:

  • Research and development - finance for R&D costs including hiring personnel.
  • Intellectual Property - we can help you optimise the best approach to protecting your ideas.
  • Cash flow - a cash injection boost when you’re ready to commercialise your product.
  • Business growth support - provided by our partners running the Accelerated Growth Programme.

Our seed investments are typically between £50,000 - £150,000 and can provide the early stage support that you need to launch and develop your business. We frequently co-invest with business angels and sector focussed institutional funds and are happy to make the necessary introductions.


Investment criteria

Please note to be considered for seed investment you will need to:

  • Be an SME based in Wales or willing to relocate
  • Provide a business plan with a technology focus



Get in touch

If you think your tech business could benefit from our funding please get in touch using the contact form below or by emailing our team



What next?

If you are interested in an investment fill in our contact us form to have a member of team contact you back to discuss your application.



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