Cambridge Capital Group seeing double as investment volume soars
In the last 18 months Cambridge Capital Group (CCG) members have invested more than £5 million into a new portfolio of exciting technology ventures, writes Struan McDougall, chairman of Cambridge Capital Group.
Our activity levels have doubled in the last few years both in terms of investors accessing deal flow and the number of new businesses we support, highlighting the continuing development of the Cambridge cluster and attraction of sophisticated investment.
Key sectors are Medtech, Robotics & Agritech, LegalTech, Biotechnology, VR & Mixed Reality, Spacetech, Cybersecurity, Business travel and Education platforms, Cambridge university spinouts in sensors and battery technology, and Electric Vehicle technology.
We co-invest with other leading players in the early-stage investment market in Britain, including angel networks, seed funds and family offices. Our international members complement the activities of regional members with co-investment and joint events in both Cambridge and the Channel Islands.
2016 was a stellar year for our members with four trade sale exits and our best performing portfolio companies are on track to produce similar results in the near future.
Cambridge Capital Group is a business angel network of private investors, family offices and venture funds that have been investing in startups in the Cambridge hi-tech cluster for 18 years.
Our group has over 80 highly successful members from a variety of backgrounds ranging from finance, technology and commerce to life sciences, agriculture and engineering including two UKBAA Investors of the Year.
Individual members invest from £10k to 500k into screened and qualified opportunities via a collaborative process.
We are supported by several corporate and VC funds investing in early-stage tech, and have a range of outstanding corporate sponsors such as Taylor Vinters, PwC, Gill Jennings & Every, Signia Wealth and Bailey Fisher.
CCG’s objective is to support the best early-stage technology ventures emanating from Europe’s leading hi-tech super-cluster – Cambridge, London, Oxford – the so-called Golden Triangle.
Our investors come together at quarterly members-only pitching events in historic college venues to view a selection of screened investment opportunities. Members also have full access to our online deal portal where new opportunities are regularly uploaded.
We invest in early-stage B2B businesses, with strong intellectual property and have a portfolio of more than 70 hi-tech businesses at different stages of development.
We provide seed, start-up and early-growth investment opportunities to our members under EIS and SEIS. Cambridge Capital Group is a long-standing syndicate member of the UK Business Angels Association.