Manager Summary

Mercia is a national investment group focused on the creation, funding, and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. The Group brings together Investment Teams of industry specialists with venture capital expertise which works extensively with a portfolio companies to scale each business with the aim of ultimately delivering shareholder returns through cash exits and IPOs. Mercia focuses on some of the highest growth sectors in the UK, leveraging deep expertise across a number of areas, including: Digital & Digital Entertainment Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing & Engineering Software & the Internet Life Sciences & Biosciences The Group benefits from 19 University partnerships and eight offices across the UK, providing it with direct access to high quality, regional deal flow. From seed through to exit, Mercia is well placed to deploy a full range of equity and debt capital, from seed rounds of £100,000 to funding rounds of £10.0million, through its 'Complete Capital Solution.' This combines third party managed funds with the potential for direct investment via Mercia Technologies PLC, which is able to support businesses at a later stage to drive growth and enhance value.

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Forward House, 17 High Street, Henleyin-Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5AA

+44 (0) 330 223 1430


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News & Updates

  • Intechnica – the Manchester-based technology business - has closed a £2.85million funding round. The lead investment of £2.0million came from NPIF – Me read more

  • PureClarity – the York-based e-commerce personalisation software platform - has secured a further £750,000 investment from NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance, whic read more

  • An Oxford business which specialises in technologies for drug and gene therapy development has secured £6.5m as part of a syndicated funding round. The cash read more

  • A West Yorkshire company which has developed a new range of security barriers made from recycled rubber has secured a £500,000 loan from Mercia Fund Managers. read more

  • On International Women’s Day, female representatives of Mercia’s investment team argue that whilst there are shortcomings in the VC industry, some progress read more

  • Oxford Genetics is expecting a surge in revenue after securing six licensing deals for its gene therapy manufacturing technologies in the past 12 months. Oxford read more

  • The next four weeks are critical for those looking to invest in Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) – with capital preservation EIS funds no longer available, read more

  • Invizius has developed H-GuardTM, a biotechnology product that acts as an “invisibility cloak”, hiding life-saving medical devices from patients’ immune s read more

  • Mercia currently has five direct investments within its Software & the Internet portfolio. Having successfully exited Science Warehouse in early 2018, the G read more

  • PlayerLands, a new payment platform for video games, has secured £200,000 in VC funding from Mercia Technologies. The UK-based company has been backed by th read more

  • Mercia invested £59.7million in 2018, with over 90 per cent of the funding going to businesses outside of London and the South East. The figure, up from £48.0 read more

  • The work by the 'The Native Antigen Company' marks a significant step forward in the fight against the disease. It has developed new non-crossreactive Zika V read more

  • A Newport-based tech firm called W2 has secured significant backing recently. W2 obtained £3 million in support from two sources. The Development Bank of Wa read more

  • National investment group Mercia Technologies PLC, one of the UK’s most active technology investors, is pleased to announce that its direct investment Medhera read more

  • A Coventry business has completed a multi-million-pound funding round to launch what it claims is the world’s most advanced electric motorcycle. Arc Vehicl read more

  • Kumulos, a Scottish software company which has developed a platform for managing mobile apps, has completed a £750,000 funding round backed by Mercia Fund Mana read more

  • National investment group, Mercia Technologies PLC, one of the UK’s most active technology investors has appointed Marcus Henderson as Investment Director at read more

  • We are pleased to announce that Mercia has launched the Mercia EIS Fund on the GrowthInvest Platform. The Mercia EIS Fund aims to triple invested capital within read more

  • UK universities are world renowned and Mercia, which was has a network of 19 university partners, was recently identified as one of the most active investors in read more

  • Invizius CEO Richard Boyd, receives his award, photographed with OBN CEO John Harris, Sue Staunton, Head of Technology at award sponsor James Cowper Kreston, an read more

  • UK-based tech firm, Gorilla in the room, has appointed Martin Fincham, the former CEO of global enterprise software compan read more

  • We are pleased to announce that Mercia has launched the Mercia EIS Fund on the GrowthInvest Platform. The Mercia EIS Fund aims to triple invested capital within read more


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