Praetura Ventures Limited

Praetura Ventures is a Manchester-headquartered VC that backs exceptional early-stage businesses and founders across tech and life sciences with More Than Money.


Share this project

Praetura’s More Than Money offering ranges from significant business cost savings through the VC’s industry-leading Portfolio Toolkit, to support and mentorship from business heavyweights.

The latter is delivered through Praetura’s Operational Partner Programme, which connects founders with highly talented, C-suite level professionals who have helped scale brands like Dr Martens,, MPP Global, OSTC – and previously Apple and ANS.

Praetura currently has over 33 companies in its EIS portfolio, including a number of regional success stories such as Peak AI, XR Games, Culture Shift, BankiFi, LCC and Modern Milkman.

What separates Praetura from other investors is a focus on the North of England, with two-thirds of Praetura’s portfolio based in the North.

The VC also manages an early-stage healthcare fund with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Cheshire and Warrington LEP and Bruntwood SciTech.

Furthermore, Praetura is the largest delivery partner on British Business Investments’ Regional Angels programme. This highlights the VC’s ongoing commitment to the North – a region which receives only 7% of UK-wide VC investment, leaving a £9.7bn shortfall, as evidenced in Praetura’s white paper ‘What’s Powering The Powerhouse?’.

The North aside, Praetura is committed to clear, transparent and informative communication with founders, investors and its growing network of advisers, helping Praetura to achieve its mission of being the VC of choice for early-stage founders looking for more than an investor.


Connect with Innovate UK Business Connect

Join Innovate UK Business Connect's mailing list to receive updates on funding opportunities, events and to access Innovate UK Business Connect's deep expertise. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and select your area(s) of interest.