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 75 early-stage companies across 3 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, and Finance Birmingham to launch the Fair By Design Fund, a £10m Fund aimed at tackling the Poverty Premium
In March 2020, Ascension launched the £1.8m Good Food Fund with backing from Big Society Capital and Guys and St Thomas’ Charity to invest and scale food and drink challenger brands and start-ups tackling childhood obesity amongst low-income families in the UK. The prototype fund will provide equity or debt to brands committed to bringing healthier children’s brands to market and will be supported by an accelerator run by Mission Ventures.
Ascension has a rigorous investment evaluation process and is highly selective when presenting opportunities for investment from its funds