LCR Ventures Limited
Our funding is for Liverpool City Region (LCR) based startups.
We focus on two sectors specifically:
- Health and Life Science sector: we typically invest in innovations at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1-5 with investments from £25,000 up to £250,000 (relative to the TRL),
- DeepTech: we invest in research led spin-outs of DeepTech innovations (including physical science, materials science, data science, artificial intelligence, advanced engineering, advanced manufacturing, robotics, autonomous vehicles etc.) with investments from £25,000 up to £100,000
Our goal is to provide valuable start-up funding and commercial advice that helps clinicians, academics and entrepreneurs in these key sectors to develop their ideas and improve the region’s health and economic outcomes. We invest in innovation focused companies with roots in the region and the potential to grow and create high value jobs.
We have a team that can provide business support services and ensure start-ups are connected to the vast array of other support and funding opportunities available to them, but that may be difficult to identify or access. We proactively support our pipeline to apply for grant funding, as we recognise the high risk and limitations of the funding we can provide.
In addition to providing early-stage investment, we support start-ups with market research, competitor analysis, investment readiness and exploitation plans and link them to others for financial, regulatory and IP advice. We also facilitate access for SMEs to local research and innovation assets to establish collaborative R&D partnerships.