Ascension Ventures backs entrepreneurs with big visions by providing capital, access to our network, and expert mentors to help grow scalable businesses

Since 2012 Ascension has invested in over 70 early stage companies across 11 UK funds

Every year, Ascension invests in a portfolio of 12 seed deals through its ASCEND SEIS Fund and 8 Seed+ deals through its CENTAUR EIS Fund

In 2017, Ascension partnered with Big Society Capital, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Finance Birmingham and Wayra on a great new initiative, the Fair By Design Fund – a new £10m Fund aimed at tackling the Poverty Premium

Ascension recently partnered with Unicorn India VC to launch the Unicorn Ascension Fund, the first UK / India cross-border EIS tech fund. The Fund will back and support UK scale-ups looking to land and expand into India, the fastest growing large economy in the world

Ascension has a rigorous investment evaluation process and is highly selective when presenting opportunities for investment from its funds

Jean sits on our annual panel as one of the key decision makers on who we accept into our cohorts. Ascension are our investors in residence and have mentored many of our cohort companies, who all value their strategic thinking and creative input. Ascension, to date, has invested in 14 Wayra companies, each one of which is doing very well, and so I would highly recommend Ascension to any of our cohort companies seeking seed funding
Gary Stewart, Director Wayra UK

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