mercia Ventures

Enduring relationships with ambitious teams


We believe in the power of founders. We are committed to building your company alongside you by understanding your vision and through the provision of capital and the support that you need. We like to work in partnership with our founders on their growth journeys.

Investment track record

We have one of the largest venture capital teams in the UK with deep operational and investing expertise. With decades of experience building our ecosystem, we leverage our unrivalled networks across the UK to scale your success.

Full-spectrum support

We work hard to accelerate our founders’ growth by providing access to the resources that they need. With the added value of ‘Mercia Nucleus’, we believe we can offer game-changing support.

Mercia secures two further major British Business Bank fund management contracts

Mercia Asset Management PLC is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to manage two further new British Business Bank fund mandates under its ‘Nations and Regions Investments’ Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II initiative.

New funds announcement

Mercia Asset Management PLC is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to manage three of the British Business Bank's equity funds - two for Midlands Engine Investment Fund II and one for Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II.

NPIF II - Equity Finance

Supporting innovative enterprises in Yorkshire and the Humber region, equity finance is available of up to £5million. Find out more and apply.

MEIF II - Equity Finance East and South East Midlands

Supporting innovative enterprises within the East Midlands, equity finance is available of up to £5million. Find out more and apply.

MEIF II - Equity Finance West Midlands

Available to transformative businesses within the West Midlands, equity finance is available of up to £5million. Find out more and apply.

We are one of the UK’s most active venture capital investors

From early-stage to scaleup investment, our investment team operates from a shared set of beliefs, partnering with entrepreneurs for the long term. We offer venture capital investment of up to £10million and support our portfolio companies at every stage of their growth.

We’ve seen what it takes to build great companies and we work closely with founders to achieve this goal together. Key to this success, Mercia’s Nucleus offers a dedicated and focused team to support value creation aligned to founders’ needs.

Talent acquisition: We go above and beyond to truly understand your business, enabling us to seamlessly fulfil your resourcing needs.

On-demand expertise: Looking for specialised sector knowledge or cutting-edge tech insights? Our experts deliver tailored solutions that add tangible value to your business.

Growth partners: As your dedicated growth partners, we leverage our extensive network to connect you with industry leading executives for key areas such as go-to-market strategies, international expansion (with a focus on the US), and successful exit plannings.

Portfolio exchange: Join our exclusive events where industry leaders and professionals from across our ecosystem come together to exchange knowledge, share invaluable insights and strengthen high-performing boards and executive teams.

Recognised across the board

The 7th most active investor at Series A in Europe in 2023

One of Europe's top seven venture capital investors in 2022

The UK's third most active investor in 2021, 2020 and 2019

In the top most active investors in 2021

Forensic Analytics

Revolutionising police investigations

Joe Hoy, Steve Rick and Dan Alexander tell us more about its lead product, CSAS, and how it’s revolutionising police investigations.

Mindtech Ltd

Developing bespoke AI and visual processing

Mindtech’s CEO Steve Harris and CTO Chris Longstaff explain how its tech is revolutionising solutions around AI and visual processing.


Acquisition will help create world-class HSE solution

Watch as CEO, Matthew Elson tells this fascinating growth story of EVOTIX and further details what the acquisition means for the business in the years ahead.

Mercia’s Northern VCTs initially invested in SHE Software in 2018, and that was followed by subsequent rounds of investment in 2020 and 2022.


Interactive technology with limitless potential

Uniphy provides a seamless surface which can be formed into any shape, with extruded or recessed dials, switches, buttons and sliders built-in. Its patented technology has limitless potential, from interactive surfaces in cars, to the operating functions of your washing machine.

Watch as CEO, Jim Nicholas, and Industrial Design and Manufacturing Director, Simon Ireland, explain Uniphy’s incredible technology, its collaborations with Hyundai and Grupo Antolin and the future of the Leeds-based company.

We focus on growing ambitions

A national venture capital provider, we have been closing the funding gap across the UK, partnering exciting start-up and scaleup businesses.