As a Group, Mercia focuses on both technology and non-technology related businesses. We manage a number of funds that can provide venture capital, business loans and growth funding. We also focus on four specific sectors of technology; these portfolios are managed by professional Investment Teams, each with a vast history of knowledge and expertise in the following sectors.
Digital & Digital Entertainment
Under the expert eye of Mike Hayes, Mercia has a specialist interest in investing in businesses which operate in the digital and digital entertainment sector.
Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing & Engineering
This sector is led by Investment Director, Dr Mark Volanthen, and is focused on identifying and supporting the next generation of disruptive proprietary technologies in energy and communications, together with high-value electronics and manufacturing applications.
Life Sciences & Biosciences
This sector is headed by Investment Director, Peter Dines, who is a specialist in growing businesses in the life sciences and biosciences markets, with the team’s key areas of focus including diagnostics, digital health, and medical devices.
Software & the Internet
Investment Director Dr Alistair Forbes leads this sector, bringing to the role extensive experience from the software industry. Mercia has a specialist interest in investing in businesses which operate in artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, software as a service (SaaS), analytical tools, and adtech.