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Funds

Since 2014, Ascension has established itself as one of the leading UK Seed investors, participating in some of the most exciting UK deals alongside high calibre angels and VCs.

As a go-to place for UK entrepreneurs seeking funding, our team gains a ‘first look’ at over 3,000 investment opportunities a year through our comprehensive and proven network.

Ascension is run by business operators, fundamental when deciding which early-stage businesses to back, and then providing the support necessary to scale.

Tax-Efficient Funds

Ascension is an experienced (S)EIS Fund Manager with a strong track record and multiple exits. Our (S)EIS and Syndicate Funds aim to deliver tax-free capital growth via a diversified portfolio of early-stage tech businesses.

Ascension Blended SEIS

The Ascension Blended SEIS Fund focuses on technology companies raising up to £2m. It aims to develop a portfolio of 12-14 SEIS qualifying businesses for each investor per tax-year.

Ascension EIS

The Ascension EIS Fund focuses on technology companies raising up to £4m. Its Evergreen structure (quarterly closes) aims to develop a portfolio of at least 8 EIS qualifying businesses for each investor over a 12 month period.

Fair By Design Impact EIS

Fair By Design EIS co-invests alongside Ascension's institutional fund to back tech businesses reducing the Poverty Premium by lowering living costs, increasing accessibility, and fixing market failures across financial services and access to fairer credit, insurance, food and household goods, energy and transport.

Ascension Life Fund

The convergence of artificial intelligence, machine learning and life sciences has given way to a new generation of scientific breakthroughs. The Ascension Life Fund was launched in response, investing in high potential HealthTech and Life Sciences businesses. It is a specialist fund combining the sector expertise of the Investment Team with Ascension’s reputation, operational experience and track record.

Carry Back EIS Fund

The Carry Back EIS Fund is designed for investors/advisors seeking 'carry back' within the current tax year, whilst building a diversified portfolio of businesses across other Ascension managed funds.

Institutional Funds

Fair By Design Fund

Fair By Design backs tech businesses reducing the Poverty Premium by lowering living costs, increasing accessibility, and fixing market failures across financial services and access to fairer credit, insurance, food and household goods, energy and transport.

Good Food Fund

The Good Food Fund is on a mission to tackle childhood obesity by investing in innovative food business models making healthier options more accessible to families on lower incomes.

Ascension Fund III

Ascension Fund III will back scalable impact businesses looking to alleviate the cost of living crisis by focusing on the following sectors: New Work, Financial Inclusion and Access to Better Health.

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