The British Business Bank is the largest domestic backer of Venture Capital funds in the UK. Established in 2006, the Enterprise Capital Funds programme helps those looking to operate in the UK market to raise venture capital funds specifically targeting early-stage small businesses believed to have long-term growth potential.
Latest ECF News
- In July 2021, Eka Ventures announced the final close of its first fund at £68m. The new fund is the largest impact-driven early stage venture capital fund focused on the UK to date.
- The British Business Bank was the cornerstone investor in Ada Ventures' debut fund of £35m. The fund was the Bank’s 30th ECF, focusing on supporting underrepresented founders.
- Redrice Ventures’ £50m digital-first premium consumer fund was closed in April 2021 with the BBB investing £30m. The new fund will target Britain’s luxury brand sector which is worth £48bn to the UK economy.
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