The London Technology Fund (LTF) funds new, high-growth technology companies based in Greater London as part of syndicates with up to £1m to invest. It looks for start-ups in:

  • ICT and electronics
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical (instruments, pharmaceuticals and healthcare)
  • Emerging technologies such as nanotechnology
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Physical sciences and engineering
  • New materials
  • Value added manufacturing

The LTF is expected to operate until 2015-17 and looks for exits from its investment in five to seven years. Its investment policy restricts it to investing in technology-based SMEs that are unquoted companies with their headquarters and their principal place of business in Greater London. The business must be at the earliest stages of development but with demonstrable management skills, growth potential and financial controls together with a willingness to attract private investors.

The London Technology Fund is funded by the London Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund, and managed by Company Guides Venture Partners, 13 Christopher Street, London EC2A 2BS, UK. Tel: ++44 (0) 20 7247 6300.