Ascension Ventures backs exceptional entrepreneurs with big visions by providing capital, access to our network, and expert mentors to help 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 2012 Ascension has invested in over 70 early stage companies across the UK
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 £15m 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 fundingGary Stewart, Director Wayra UK