Venture capital remains an important source of funding for entrepreneurial startups and young, growing companies and has a number of advantages over other types of investment.
At Mercia, we have considerable experience providing a range of early stage companies with the capital that they need to achieve their objectives. While as an investor Mercia will take an equity stake, you will retain control of your business and can benefit from the expertise and support that experienced venture capital investors bring.
Mercia is one of the leading providers of venture capital and equity funding to small businesses in the UK regions. We provide funding from £50,000 to £2.0million and are able to invest in businesses across all sectors of the UK economy.
What all our investee companies have in common are leaders with the talent, experience and determination to build great companies. In particular, we are keen to support management breakouts – former managers or management teams that are experienced within their industry and are now venturing out on their own.
As well as long-term equity funding, we offer access to a network of entrepreneurial mentors, each of which has built and sold their own companies, to advise, challenge and encourage.
We take time to get to know the entrepreneurs we back, working with them to test and refine their plans. Once we have made the decision to invest, we are committed to helping the business to achieve long-term success.
The diagram below provides an outline of how the investment process works.