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About

London Venture Factory is an early stage deep tech & science investment syndicate.

We deploy c.£1 million from LVF principals and syndicate into 2 – 3 deals per year. Deals are typically structured through a SPV. If you are an investor and wish to find out more, please get in touch via our Contact page.

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Investment focus

Technologies (indicative)

  • Artificial intelligence (ML / DNNs) and big data
  • Software foundation (knowledge base, OS)
  • Robotics and RPM
  • Biotechnology
  • Advanced materials, chips, and electronics
  • Electro-chemical / electro-mechanical innovation
  • Quantum computing (early days)

Themes (indicative)

  • Enterprise software (foundation, big data, analytics, ML / DNNs)
  • Clean tech (decarbonization, recycling tech, electrification, energy storage, energy efficiency)
  • Healthcare technologies (bio tech, med tech, science-based wellness)
  • Frontier technologies (advanced nano materials, quantum computing)

Sector applications (indicative)

  • Industrials & manufacturing (Industry 4.0)
  • Energy
  • Mobility
  • Construction
  • Agriculture and water treatment
  • Financial, legal, and regulatory
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Education

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Investment criteria

  • Deep technology innovation that creates significant barriers to entry
  • Team with deep subject matter expertise, drive, perseverance, and with a demonstrated ability to attract and empower talent
  • B2B customer base / business model
  • Launched product or service (at least in its early iterations)
  • Evidence of market traction (pilots with paid customers, early revenues, or customer engagement)
  • Based in UK / Europe, with global ambitions to expand to the USA and Asia

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Our value-add

  • Capital. We invest angel funds and syndicate with our broader network. LVF syndicates range between £100,000 and £1,000,000. We provide follow-on capital
  • Commercial expertise. We support our investments with strategy, growth, and financial expertise. We accept board or advisory positions if we can add value to the team
  • Network. We provide a bridge between Europe, USA, and Asia. Our network includes experts, angel groups, and early stage VCs. We are connected with the Chicago Booth School of Business and facilitate connections to the Mid-West US venture ecosystem