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This article showcases our top picks for the best English Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top English Venture Capital Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Seedrs

Seedrs

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Seedrs is a UK-based investment and crowdfunding platform.

Draper Esprit

Draper Esprit

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Draper Esprit is a venture capital fund that invests in disruptive tech companies at the early and growth stages.

Draper Esprit

Augmentum Fintech

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Augmentum Fintech is a FinTech fund that invests in early and later-stage FinTech companies.

Draper Esprit

Capital on Tap

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Capital on Tap is a fintech company that provides small and medium-sized businesses with credit cards.

Draper Esprit

SoftBank Vision Fund

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SoftBank Vision Fund specializes in growth capital and social impact investments.

Draper Esprit

Ascension

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Ascension Ventures is an early-stage VC built by exited entrepreneurs to back the next generation of tech and impact founders.

Draper Esprit

Apax Partners

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Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies.

Draper Esprit

Connectd

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Online platform underpinned by smart matching technology directly connecting the UK’s leading Founders, Investors & NAMs.

Draper Esprit

WestBridge Capital

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WestBridge Capital is a private equity firm that invests between £10m and £20m in SMEs.

Draper Esprit

Dawn Capital

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Dawn Capital is an early-stage venture fund that focuses on investing in the enterprise software and FinTech sectors.

Draper Esprit

Seraphim Capital

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Seraphim Capital is dedicated to financing the growth of companies operating in the space ecosystem.

Draper Esprit

Atomico

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Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally.

Draper Esprit

SeedLegals

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The simple way for companies to complete the legals needed to raise investment and distribute equity

Draper Esprit

Arix Bioscience

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Arix Bioscience is a healthcare and life science company.

Draper Esprit

Clara

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Your legal command centre: execute agreements, manage your stakeholders, and make more informed decisions, all from a single platform.

Draper Esprit

CoinShares

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CoinShares is a digital asset management firm that provides financial products and services for professional investors.

Draper Esprit

Assiya Capital Partners

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Assiya Capital Partners is a London-based private equity firm focused on growing companies.

Draper Esprit

Hambro Perks Ltd.

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Hambro Perks is a London-headquartered international investment firm focused on private technology investing.

Draper Esprit

Kreos Capital

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Kreos Capital is a growth debt firm that provides financing solutions for high-growth companies across Europe and Israel.

Draper Esprit

Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank is an international banking group.

Draper Esprit

Cinven

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Cinven is an international private equity firm.

Draper Esprit

Fund Ourselves

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Affordable short-term credit marketplace for hard working families

Draper Esprit

FintechOS

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Building the future of financial technology

Draper Esprit

TreasurySpring

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TreasurySpring is a financial technology firm dedicated to democratising short-term funding markets

Draper Esprit

Cushon

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Cushon is a fintech company that provides investment, pension, financial wellbeing and workplace savings.

Draper Esprit

Virgin Group

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Virgin Group is an investment company focused on leisure, travel, tourism, mobile, broadband, TV, radio, music, finance, and health sectors.

Draper Esprit

MPGI

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MPGI is a global investor in technology companies.

Draper Esprit

3i Group

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3i is an international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity, Infrastructure & Debt Management.

Draper Esprit

Spex Capital

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Spex Capital invests in early-stage digital health ventures to deliver global breakthroughs in healthcare systems

Draper Esprit

7percent Ventures

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Ex-founders turned VCs, 7percent invests in early stage transformative and deep-tech startups and teams with moonshot ambitions.

Draper Esprit

Bridgepoint

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Bridgepoint is a large international alternative asset fund management firm offering private equity and private debt lending solutions.

Draper Esprit

OGCI Climate Investments

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Delivering the transition to a lower carbon future by working together to transform the ways we produce, supply and use energy.

Draper Esprit

Envestors

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Envestors digital platform connects entrepreneurs and investors

Draper Esprit

RIT Capital Partners

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RIT Capital Partners plc is an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange with net assets of some £1.9 billion.

Draper Esprit

IAG, Image Analysis Group

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IAG, imaging expert company helps to accelerate novel drug development by using the right analytical tools and modern trial infrastructure.

Draper Esprit

Thingtesting

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Thingtesting is powered by the Close Friends community.

Draper Esprit

The Rattle

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A venture studio and incubator for provocative artists, hackers, inventors, and startups

Draper Esprit

Nordstar

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Nordstar partners with transformational companies seeking strategic and operational expertise, advice, and capital

Draper Esprit

Preqin

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Preqin provides financial data and information on the alternative assets market.

Draper Esprit

Medicxi Ventures

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Medicxi is a life sciences-focused investment firm.

Draper Esprit

TIM Group

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TIM Group is a provider of alpha-generating information technologies for the financial services industry.

Draper Esprit

Vertex Market

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Peer to Peer (P2P) trading platform for Cryptocurrencies

Draper Esprit

RLC Ventures

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RLC Ventures is an award-winning VC which continues to back founders building global tech companies, from idea to exit.

Draper Esprit

Growthdeck

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Growthdeck provides tax-efficient and growth investment opportunities to an expanding network of private investors, partners & introducers.

Draper Esprit

Supernode Global

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Supernode Global is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in media-tech.

Draper Esprit

Digital Horizon

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Digital Horizon is an international investment company that combines a venture fund and a venture builder.

Draper Esprit

HighCastle

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One powerful platform for private companies to manage investment workflow, equity and debt securities

Draper Esprit

Eden Block

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Eden Block is a private, independent, research-centric investment vehicle dedicated to enriching the environments that make up Web 3.0.

Draper Esprit

Novator

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Novator is an alternative investment firm founded and led by the international investor and entrepreneur Thor Bjorgolfsson.

Draper Esprit

Outsized Ventures

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Outsized Ventures invests in founders who advance humankind.

Draper Esprit

IK Investment Partners

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IK Investment Partners is a European private equity advisory group with Nordic roots, operating across Northern Continental Europe.

Draper Esprit

Muniy

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Muniy offers banking for everyone, extending the digital banking revolution to more aspects of people’s lives.

Draper Esprit

Angels in MedCity

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Angels in MedCity aims to introduce business angels to investment opportunities from healthcare and life sciences companies.

Draper Esprit

Man Group

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Man Group is a world-leading alternative investment management business.

Draper Esprit

Minova Insurance

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Minova Insurance (formerly known as BMS Associates), a holding company that invests in the insurance sector.

Draper Esprit

Barclays Ventures

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Venture capital unit aiming to accelerate the growth of new business lines, and customer propositions around areas of disruptive technology

Draper Esprit

Oxx

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Oxx is a new growth capital investment firm with offices in London and Stockholm.

Draper Esprit

Yobota

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Yobota has built a cloud-based operating platform for financial services providers that allows creation of innovative financial products.

Draper Esprit

Qodeo

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Qodeo creates smart matches between entrepreneurs and investors for faster market and reduced risk.

Draper Esprit

Third Bridge Group

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Third Bridge Group is a provider of research services to private equity and hedge funds.

Draper Esprit

Advent Life Sciences

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Advent Life Sciences is one of Europe’s leading venture teams investing in life sciences businesses.

Draper Esprit

Blenheim Chalcot

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Blenheim Chalcot is a leading active venture builder with operations in London, New York, Mumbai and Hong Kong.

Draper Esprit

BrightSun

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BrightSun helps businesses by enabling VCs decide which startups to invest in.

Draper Esprit

Deep Science Ventures

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DSV is a venture studio and a fund that develops a systematic, optimized approach to science company development and investment.

Draper Esprit

Wharton Asset Management Company Limited

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Wharton Asset Management is an investment management company.

Draper Esprit

Albion Capital Group

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Albion Capital Group is an independent investment manager with a long-term record of backing change and growth.

Draper Esprit

Moonwalk Innovation

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Moonwalk Innovation is a crowd-sourced, crowd-funded, and crowd-owned innovation program to reinvent learning fit for modern huma.

Draper Esprit

London Co-Investment Fund

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London Co-Investment Fund is a venture firm that invests in high growth tech, science, and digital startups in London.

Draper Esprit

Spark Ventures

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SPARK Venture is an early-stage venture capital investor in Europe.

Draper Esprit

Net Purpose

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Net Purpose is a data provider for investors that invests in profit and purpose.

Draper Esprit

UFP Fintech

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UFP Fintech invests in early stage Fintech, Proptech & Legaltech startups

Draper Esprit

AP Ventures

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AP Ventures is an independent venture capital firm.

Draper Esprit

Imperial Innovations

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Imperial Innovations is a technology commercialization and venture capital investor that focuses on technology.

Draper Esprit

Kuinji

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Kuinji provides a range of services to help IT professionals’ teams accelerate the global development of the IT industry.

Draper Esprit

Syncona Partners LLP

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Syncona Partners LLP is a healthcare company focused on investing in and building global leaders in life science.

Draper Esprit

SVK Crypto

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SVK Crypto is a community-driven investment firm based in London focused on Blockchain Technologies and Digital Assets globally

Draper Esprit

Earlymarket

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Earlymarket is a London-based investment fund that provides seed capital to companies in the technology industry.

Draper Esprit

EMV Capital

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EMV Capital Ltd (EMVC) is a London-based pan-European investor focused on B2B companies in the industrial high-tech.

Draper Esprit

Kinetik

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They want to disrupt markets, re-define industries and empower people to alter the way they live.

Draper Esprit

Atominvest

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Cutting-edge tech for Private Equity, VC, Real Estate and Hedge Funds

Draper Esprit

Asian Venture Capital Journal

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Asian Venture Capital Journal provides information about Asian private equity, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.

Draper Esprit

InfraRed Capital Partners

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InfraRed is a leading global investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate.

Draper Esprit

Nesta Ventures

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Nesta Ventures is a venture capital arm of NESTA specializing in direct and fund of fund investments.

Draper Esprit

CBPE Capital

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CBPE Capital is a well-established, leading participant in the UK mid-market.

Draper Esprit

Next Ventures

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Next Ventures works with leading entrepreneurs with visionary dreams.

Draper Esprit

NCL Technology Ventures

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NCL Technology Ventures invests transformational equity capital in entrepreneurs who have truly innovative technologies in healthcare

Draper Esprit

Goji Investments

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Investment platform providing access to regulated investment products from across the direct lending sector

Draper Esprit

Diversity VC

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Diversity VC is a non-profit partnership promoting diversity in venture capital.

Draper Esprit

Conduit Ventures

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Conduit Ventures is an independent fund manager that invests capital in high growth companies worldwide.

Draper Esprit

Dementia Discovery Fund

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Dementia Discovery Fund is a specialist venture capital fund that invests in novel science to create meaningful new medicines.

Draper Esprit

Lumen Ventures

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Lumen Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on seed investments, early-stage investments, and private equity.

Draper Esprit

Newable

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Newable provides finance, consulting, and property services for start-ups, and small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.

Draper Esprit

Xenapto

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Xenapto provides investors with tools that help them manage their investment lifecycle from research to exit.

Draper Esprit

UCL Technology Fund

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UCL TF is dedicated to investing in intellectual property commercialisation opportunities arising from UCL’s world-class research base

Draper Esprit

FremantleMedia

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FremantleMedia is one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of outstanding entertainment brands.

Draper Esprit

Falcon Capital

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Falcon Capital is a venture capital firm that executes financial transactions and offers capital raising and corporate advisory services.

Draper Esprit

Pomanda

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The UK deal network and business insight platform for Private Companies, Investors and Lenders

Draper Esprit

BloombergNEF

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BloombergNEF provides industry information, analytics, and research services for the clean energy and carbon markets.

Draper Esprit

Red Commerce

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Red Commerce is a global SAP recruitment firm, Red Commerce provides tailored resourcing and advisory services for businesses.

Draper Esprit

Iratel Ventures

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Iratel Ventures is a VC firm investing in entrepreneurs building global companies at seed and early stage.

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