Returns generated from the funds go straight back into the London ecosystem, making investment available to the next generation.
We recognise the significant role early stage businesses play in London’s economy, not least being the creation of jobs and prosperity. But we also recognise the hurdles that business founders and management teams have to clear before securing growth capital.
With many businesses still struggling to access finance, we bridge the London funding gap and enable real opportunities for sustainable growth.
Start-ups are the lifeline of London’s growing economy and we endeavour to support this high-spirited community in every possible manner. Securing accessible finance can be a hurdle for many early stage businesses, but it needn’t be.
Fluid, healthy markets ensure new business and growth, and with our sustainable approach to investment, we help to keep the capital’s economy buoyant and moving. We do this by providing investment to targeted early-stage ventures through experienced fund managers. With c. £180m in funds under management, we look out for opportunities feeding into equity and loan finance.
All early stage businesses using London as a base and creating jobs in the capital can find out more about our funds here. Apply for access to our funds.
Our rigorous process to recruit fund managers and co-investment partners ensures that we work with the best, all of whom have a clear and proven track record.
Our investment funds come from a variety of sources including the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We also seek fund opportunities from varied public and private sources within the UK and London. By facilitating growth and success, we continue to build accessible funds that can be reinjected into the London ecosystem.
We are adept at designing and managing diverse formats of funding vehicles and are open to partnership and collaboration proposals from organisations that are keen to support SMEs.
To learn more or discuss possible
partnership opportunities, get in touch.
Funding London was established in 2004 as a holding vehicle for the Access to Finance Funds, with the goal of providing long-term support for the Economic Development Strategy of London through SME funding activities. Initially financed by the London Development Agency, European Regional Development Fund Programme (2000-2006), and the European Social Fund, Funding London became an independent company in September 2009 when operations were handed over to the newly appointed CEO, Maggie Rodriguez-Piza.
In 2014, we won the Growing Places Fund Grant of £25m which was used to setup the London Co-investment Fund which aims to provide funds to budding tech and science start-ups of London planning to expand their businesses.
Since our inception in 2004, we continue to channel funding from Europe and the UK, through appointed fund managers to sustainable and ambitious London SMEs. Our reinvestment model allow our funds to go back into the London ecosystem, making investments available to the next generation.
invested in 780 SMEs
multiple of venture funds
legacy put to work