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 SEIS

The Ascension SEIS Fund focuses on technology companies raising up to £1m. It aims to develop a portfolio of 14-16 SEIS qualifying businesses for each investor per tax-year.

Ascension EIS

The Ascension EIS Fund focuses on technology companies raising up to £3m. 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 EIS Sidecar

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 to that and invests in high potential HealthTech and Life Sciences companies.

It is a new specialist fund combining the sector expertise of the Investment Team with Ascension’s reputation, operational experience and track record.

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 innovating food business models making healthier options more accessible to families on lower incomes.

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