Our Portfolio

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

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


LawBite is a digital legal platform transforming how SMEs get the legal advice they need to prosper, but delivered faster and cheaper.


High performance lightweight anti-theft technologies.


Kindred is a business with purpose, using technology to enable cashback and charitable donations for all online shopping.


The community car sharing provider that connects renters with owners in neighbourhoods and at airport locations.


The Customer Marketing Platform for Retailers


Footwear for time well spent: reinventing the slipper business.


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


Structural composite, engineered for the 21st century.


The Curators produce a range of natural, hand-crafted & nutritious snacks that are mouth-wateringly delicious and made in the UK.


A streamlined technology platform for teachers to find work in schools without expensive agency middlemen.


Manufactures a unique patented fuel delivery system.


AYR is a patented, smart vaping solution designed to help smokers quit for good.


MeetspaceVR is an urban theme park bringing best of class social VR experiences all under one roof.


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!


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

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Lawbite

LawBite is a law-tech enterprise that delivers legal advice to SMEs through its proprietary platform, making it, easier to access, clearer to understand and more affordable. LawBite has built its platform on secure technology and scalable architecture to deliver the reassurance of SRA regulated lawyers at a fraction of the normal cost – commonly 50% the cost of comparable lawyers – and streamlining the lawyer – client relationship through its on-line tools and App. The LawBite platform is plug-and-play, allowing Tier 1 brands to quickly combine law with their own SME value proposition. LawBite has agreements in place that reach an audience of over 4 million SMEs. Through its strategic alliance with City law firm Taylor Vinters, LawBite can provide its services on an international scale in up to 70 countries.

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Litelok

Disruptive, innovative and secure, LITELOK is different from all other bike and motorcycle locks. They set the standard in portable anti-theft products through revolutionary design and innovative technology. Litelok locks are made from tough materials with patented technologies using either Boaflexicore or Boaflexicore Plus; multi-layered bike security straps joined to aerospace grade steel lock housing, creating flexible yet extremely strong bike, scooter and motorcycle locks which are lighter then their competitors.

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Kindred

Kindred believe in conscious consumption and was founded in 2019 to change the way we shop.

With every purchase made online, Kindred enables consumers to earn cash back whilst choosing to donate some or all to to charities and causes that need it most.

To that end, the company has built multiple products for use across mobile and desktop devices and has partnered with over 25,000 brands across 30+ countries.

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Karshare

Karshare is the UK’s first car sharing platform aimed solely at serving communities within their neighbourhoods and at airport locations.

It connects renters with owners, giving those with cars the opportunity to earn extra income and those in need of a car the ability to quickly and easily rent one from their local community.

Through car sharing, Karshare is creating a more sustainable, shared future, where having a car can be seen as a choice, not a necessity.

Karshare is entirely community-led. Their unique platform features telematics and keyless technology, making it possible for cars to be booked instantly and unlocked using facial recognition. Like Fitbit, they generate a score to help their community drive safely. Combined with a mission to empower local communities, this smart technology and contactless process will help to define our tomorrow and enable a world to do more, with less.

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Ometria

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 the fastest growing retail brands in the world such as Whistles, Hotel Chocolat, Feelunique and MADE.com.

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Mahabis

Mahabis began in London, 2014. set out to create simple, beautiful footwear, to help the world step back and make time.

Mahabis launched with their award winning slipper design; an innovative take on an age-old accessory. fusing European craftsmanship with a Scandinavian aesthetic.
Having shipped over 1,000,000 pairs to 100+ countries around the world, mahabis has expanded their product collection to include three new ranges and continue to reinvent the footwear people wear in homes everywhere.

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QuantuMDx

Newcastle-based QuantuMDx is an emerging life sciences tools and diagnostics company.

The company’s flagship device is the Q-POC™ platform, a simple to use, portable molecular diagnostic lab that, when launched in 2020, 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.

QuantuMDx is developing further molecular diagnostic platforms that can be used as standalone devices or integrated with the Q-POC™. These include the pathogen enricher CAPTURE-XT™ and rapid sample preparation kit DNA-XT™.

quantumdx.com

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SPS Technology

SPS Technology’s patent-protected Sandwich Plate System (SPS®) is an advanced and innovative alternative to conventional stiffened steel and pre-cast concrete. It is strong, lightweight, durable, fast to install and safe. SPS is a structural composite that uses two metal plates bonded with an elastomer core developed with BASF. SPS has been used in over 500 international projects across a number of major industries in a wide range of structural designs, loads and applications.

SPS is inherently flexible, highly impact-resistant and is able to absorb compressive force. It can withstand extreme loads and absorb impact energy efficiently without cracking, spalling, separating or rupturing. It was originally developed to address challenges in the offshore oil industry, and is now used in the maritime industry, bridges, stadiums and arenas, buildings and a range of special applications (covering threat protection) with prefabricated and modular solutions.

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Curators

The Curators are a collective of flavour fanatics, led by food-loving friends Max and Ed, dedicated to bringing foodie flair to serious snacks. We take our taste inspiration from around the globe to give all our premium British-made snacks a truly mouth-watering twist.

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Zen Educate

“Zen Educate is on a mission to change the world of education recruitment and disrupt a rigid, outdated market.

Zen Educate is an easy way for schools to find teachers. Instead of using expensive agencies, schools can book through a simple, online platform. Schools save money and teachers get paid more, all while cutting down on administrative hassle.

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FuelActive

FuelActive 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

fuelactive.com

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AYR

AYR Ltd is a UK technology and intellectual property licensing company and has been supported by Adjuvo from its first external round. AYR has proprietary technology and over 50 granted US patents covering re-fillable vaping devices; re-fillability is key to making vaping devices more cost-efficient for consumers, more environmentally sustainable and also more profitable. AYR has a strategic relationship with British American Tobacco p.l.c.; British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a market-leading position in over 50 countries and operations in around 180 countries.

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MeetspaceVR

MeetspaceVR is an urban theme park bringing best of class social VR experiences all under one roof.

Virtual Reality is making waves with many big players in the film, entertainment and video game industry. These developers need a channel and MeetspaceVR provides just that with the aim of becoming the Showcase of VR experiences that span generations.

Social VR requires space to provide a truly untethered and immersive experience where your body becomes the controller and your mind believes it is real. Social VR also provides a better business model with its throughput of highly satisfied customers.

The pilot store in Nottingham has been welcoming over 3,000 customers per month aged 8 to 80 and is starting to develop social VR as a category of experience for groups of friends and corporate team building.

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Wheyhey

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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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.

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