Bloc Ventures is an early-stage venture capital investment company, focused on deep tech companies in the UK and Europe.
We invest in companies tackling complex, science-based challenges, between Seed and Series A. Our team is made up of engineers and former enterprise leaders from Arm and Vodafone, who have built global deep tech companies, collectively have made £500m+ of deep tech investments and achieved £5bn+ of exits.
Bloc’s background informs our investment focus and so typically, we focus on telecommunications and computing. We categorise their offerings across cloud, connectivity, data science and security. We produce in-house research on the future, culminating in a ‘live’ roadmap to mass adoption of particular technologies and determining where we should invest capital. Bloc’s portfolio is a mix of companies pushing the boundaries in areas such as AI, channel coding, quantum security and supercomputing.
While at Arm and Vodafone, our leadership team built relationships with the most innovative companies in the world through both commercial and financial transactions. The two co-founders led the respective venture capital units at those two firms, with deep experience prior to that in the industry. This allowed us to build a benevolent environment for our portfolio to engage with in both the telecoms and computing industries across the world. We have real world enterprise and startup experience, which we use to support entrepreneurs on anything from hiring, go to market strategy and global expansion.
Bloc’s approach has been developed over decades in engineering, investment, and M&A. This gives us unrivalled insight into technology and a unique approach to managing investments. To date, Bloc has made 13 investments and achieved two market-leading exits.