The Enterprise Capital Funds programme

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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 September 2022, the British Business Bank backed Ada Ventures for a second time as cornerstone investor in Ada Ventures II, their second institutional fund. This fund became our 41st ECF, focussing on supporting underrepresented founders.
  • The British Business Bank was the cornerstone investor in Concept VC, the UK’s largest dedicated pre-seed fund. The £51m fund focuses on supporting businesses operating across the work, play and learn verticals.
  • Zinc VC closed their Enterprise Capital Fund in March 2022, with the British Business Bank committing £17.8m to the first mission-led venture builder. Zinc VC’s social impact fund aims to be the UK’s go-to investor for mission-led talent.

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