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

Venture capital in tech and digital media investments is constantly evolving and requires a specialist approach using extensive sector insight to identify and progress innovative enterprises

Since 2013 we have invested, across 6 distinct funds, in over 50 early stage companies, including a £6m Midlands Fund in partnership with Birmingham City Council

Ascension has also 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 £20m Fund aimed at tackling the Poverty Premium. For more information, please click here

We have a rigorous investment evaluation process and are highly selective when presenting opportunities for investment from our 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 6 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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