Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV)
British Business Bank programme: Enterprise Capital Funds
ADV is a new venture platform, created by entrepreneurs, operators, and collaborators. Its team have learnt the hard lessons and now want to pay them forward. ADV provides a full-scale model for venture, across the business lifecycle. It is a meritocratic investment platform that offers access to capital, coaching, customers and corporates; a platform that champions the innovators. It seeks to help build the large ‘difficult’ businesses that the UK is uniquely positioned to foster: the complex, technical, global ones that have a chance of solving real world problems.
Lee Strafford, CEO of ADV, said: “ADV has been established to help more of our emerging startups and scaleups to scale big. There are world class innovators in every corner of the UK. We intend to seek out the best investment opportunities at scale and ensure these companies, irrelevant of size and location, have the support they need to supercharge growth.”