Our Portfolio

Below are a selection of our recent investments. Click on any company to read a brief case study.

Our focus is on early stage companies, across most sectors and especially where EIS relief is available.

AYR is a patented vaporiser and automatic refill/recharge case launching in the UK in 2018.

A paint containing clean air technology.

Manufactures a unique patented fuel delivery system.

digi.me gives individuals control of their personal data, bringing it together in one secure location.

Development and delivery of intelligent water pipeline monitoring solutions enabling utilities to manage their networks actively rather than reactively.

DNA analysis in minutes, networked for global disease treatment and surveillance.

The luxury travel review and booking website for discerning globetrotters.

Established to produce a TV drama based on the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942.

The Customer Marketing Platform for Retailers

Wheyhey creates great tasting, low sugar, protein rich products that are genuinely good for you. Because a healthy body allows you to do amazing things!


Beyond Twenty (AYR)

Beyond Twenty is looking to translate the rituals and century-old legacy of cigarette smoking into a new generation of premium, harm-reduced products that move smokers beyond tobacco.

AYR is the first vaporiser that refills and recharges itself automatically whilst in its case. It is designed to be entirely intuitive to smokers.  Its patented user experience and technologies make it possible for smokers to adopt vapour in a way that retains the things they love about smoking, but allows them to move beyond the smoke, tar and combustion that causes the significant health complications that go with it.   AYR is ultimately designed to encourage smokers to switch to vapour, and where desired the unique formulations allow the end user to move to zero nicotine.  The product has now been fully patented in all key jurisdictions, and is planning its commercial launch in the UK in 2018.



AM Technology

AM Technology (AMT) manufactures a special paint-like product called Airlite™, which has extensive benefits for both exterior and interior building surfaces. Airlite™ harnesses the energy of light creating a catalytic reaction which neutralises air pollutants, destroys harmful bacteria and mould, reduces odours and prevents dirt accumulation. In particular, it significantly reduces airborne pollutants including NOx, SOx, CO and fine particles and destroys 99.99% of bacteria and mould spores on surfaces.

In addition, Airlite has very high solar reflective properties, and when applied to exterior walls and roofs heat is reflected away, with savings of up to 50% of air conditioning costs thus reducing CO2 and greenhouse gases.



Fuel Active

Fuel Active manufactures a unique patented fuel pick-up unit, which changes the way fuel is extracted from diesel fuel tanks. The radical design ensures that clean diesel is taken from the top of the fuel source rather than the dirty fuel at the bottom of the tank. This massively reduces the contaminants entering the engine and results in:

  • Eradication of fuel related breakdowns
  • Extended life of machinery and fuel line components
  • Less maintenance downtime
  • Increased productivity as a result of more reliable equipment
  • Improvement in fuel efficiency over the life of the equipment
  • Reduction in emissions as a result of burning cleaner fuel




Individuals are creating more and more data in this increasingly digital and connected world. digi.me enables people to harness and make sense of their data and with the businesses and services that they use.

digi.me enables users to bring all their personal data (e.g. social, financial or health) together into their own secure library stored on a personal device of their choice. That data is never seen or accessed by digi.me, or exported from the library. Users are then able, whilst retaining complete control themselves, to allow third party companies and businesses access to review and benefit from that data in return for services, convenience or reward.




Syrinix manufacture an IP-protected technology that provides real time high resolution analytics and alerts for monitoring trunk and distribution water mains to reduce leaks and bursts.

Syrinix provides:

  • utility users with the information they need when they need it to monitor their pipelines
  • support to its customers by increasing the resilience of their networks whilst lowering operating costs, thus enabling them to do more with fewer resources.




Newcastle-based QuantuMDx is an emerging life sciences tools and diagnostics company. Its technologies have potential utility across many markets involved in the rapid concentration (CaptureXT™), extraction (DNA-XT™) and detection of DNA and RNA within a low cost disposable.

The company’s flagship device is the Q-POC™ platform, a simple to use, portable molecular diagnostic lab that, when launched in 2018, is targeting to become the first truly “point of care” device to deliver actionable lab-quality DNA analysis, in a paradigm-changing 15-20 minutes; well within the time taken for an average patient consultation. The company’s focus is human clinical diagnostics such as infectious diseases, cancer and complementary diagnostics. It plans to licence its technology in non-core and applied markets such as vet, agbio, environmental, food and homeland security.




LuxuryBARED members enjoy exclusive access to original, in-depth hotel and cruise line reviews, each written by one of its experts with extensive luxury travel industry experience. The objective is to give members genuine and reliable insights before they book and to save them precious time when planning the perfect holiday.

When it’s time to book, LuxuryBARED’s state-of-the-art technology connects directly with hotel booking systems bringing its members the ‘best available rates’ and ‘last available rooms’ unlike other websites. Members who upgrade to Platinum level also receive a host of extra benefits such as direct access to the reviewers and a dedicated Membership Services Executive, as well as room upgrades, complimentary daily breakfast for two, early check-ins/late check-outs and an array of spa and dining credits.



Adjuvo Studios

Adjuvo Studios was originally set up to develop and produce a story based on the life of army veteran, spy and adventurer Dudley Hennessy. After several months of background research and after speaking to industry experts, it became clear that there was demand for a TV epic focused on the wider story of the fall of Singapore during World War Two. 16 episodes have been written, taking in the full array of actors and nations involved in this historical watershed that marked the end of the British Empire and the birth of modern Asia.



Ometria is a customer marketing platform that enables retailers to send personalised marketing messages throughout the customer journey.

Built specifically for retailers, Ometria’s AI-powered platform collects and aggregates data from all customer touch points in real-time, and uses machine learning to profile and send the most effective marketing messages to each individual across all channels.

Ometria is trusted by some of the fastest growing retail brands in the world such as Moss Bros, Links of London and Graze.com.



Wheyhey’s goal is to make the healthiest products possible without compromising on taste. It’s not about treats that are just less bad for you – Wheyhey is actually good for you! All of their products reflect the Wheyhey personality of being fun loving and a little bit outrageous.

They have notched up several awards including the Great British Start-Up of the year 2016; were recognized as a ‘Trailblazer brand’ by Food Vision and Unilever foundry; and were awarded a place on the California based and highly competitive Thrive accelerator programme for emerging food tech businesses backed by Forbes and large food tech companies. Wheyhey also counts supermodel David Gandy and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson amongst its fans.

Wheyhey has made an impact with UK nationwide retailers Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods Market and Odeon Cinema with their current range of sugar-free, high protein ice cream. They have also had success overseas securing major retailers in Ireland, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, the Middle East and even Iceland! Excitingly, 2018 sees the launch of the low sugar, high protein ‘Wheyhey! Brownie’ available in three delicious flavours; Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Orange and Chocolate Peanut.

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