SCVC is a Bristol-based venture capital firm offering investment into early-stage UK deep tech companies, focusing on healthcare, quality of life, and the environment around us.
SCVC was founded to back exceptional teams building game changing UK-based deep tech companies with investment and qualified mentorship. We get excited by truly standout technology that has the potential to disrupt existing industries or create entirely new ones, and we love investing at the early stages of a company’s journey.
We’re a team of serial entrepreneurs, investors and scientists who have unique insight into the challenges facing young deep tech companies and we’re supported and backed by successful entrepreneurs behind multiple tech and deep tech exits in the South-West. We bring a hands-on, tailored approach to supporting and mentoring our portfolio companies, focusing on setting them on the best path for growth and success from the outset.
SCVC is part of the Science Creates ecosystem, with two incubators in Bristol, offering over 45,000 sqft of purpose-built laboratory space, flexible offices and event space, alongside the support of a network of academic institutions, strategic delivery partners, advisors and mentors.
We focus on three main things: truly disruptive technologies; solving the world’s greatest challenges, such as revolutionising healthcare and the climate crisis; and founders with ambition, drive and resilience. We’re particularly interested in backing founders who are driving discoveries made through the convergence of multiple advanced technologies like AI/ML, engineering biology, quantum and photonics, and advanced materials.
Why Choose SCVC?
Partnering with SCVC means you get support from a team that has first-hand experience of how to successfully go from company founding to exit and the challenges that need to be navigated along the way, particularly those unique to deep tech companies.
We will actively lead investment rounds and ensure you secure the capital necessary to make meaningful progress and help unlock further investment rounds when needed. We also believe that investment is only one of the key ingredients needed for success — deep tech companies also need specialist support to really thrive. We provide hands-on support, mentorship and sector expertise and, as part of the Science Creates ecosystem, we can connect you with a network of entrepreneurs and professional service providers who can advise on everything from business strategy to legal and tax advice.