Longwall Venture Partners LLP
Longwall Ventures invest in early-stage businesses, harnessing the UK’s R&D expertise to address global challenges in health, resilience and sustainability.
We invest in companies with strong IP that have the potential to either disrupt an existing market or gain a large share in a new one. Our portfolio is diverse; ranging from space antennae to life science tools, controlled environment agriculture to solar panels. We are interested in B2B businesses developing hardware or wetware solutions to societal challenges and have relevant scientific and commercial experience which means that we understand what it takes for these companies to succeed. We like to invest in when a technology has been proven in a laboratory environment and work with the team on commercialisation and growth. We have a long track record of investing in deeptech companies and building high-growth ventures.
Our typical first investment can be ~£500k-£1.5m and we are often the first institutional investor in a company. The typical holding period for our investments can be 10 years and we aim to be an active part of building the business over this time. Our investment managers have extensive experience from pre-start-up through to exit, supporting teams with strategy, recruitment, fundraising, go-to-market, exporting, strategic partnerships and so much more along the way.