Midven Ltd. is a specialist venture capital company licensed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), providing funding to fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises through a series of managed funds. Founded in Birmingham in 1990, with a focus on supporting SMEs in the Midlands, a management buy-out was completed in October 2007 when the investment team acquired the business from the original founders. The company comprises a 19 strong team, with backgrounds spanning venture capital, chartered accountancy, investment banking, law, science and engineering, and has a successful track record of thirteen successful exits in the last 6 years.
The Rainbow Seed Fund was established in 2001, with funding of £24m to date from the UK Government, and is managed by Midven. The Partners span three of the UK Research Councils, Dstl and other leading UK research centres and agencies, with combined annual budgets of over £2.5bn.
Midven manages four funds in addition to the Rainbow Seed Fund, which provide funding to fast-growing SMEs in the Midlands: the HSBC Enterprise Fund, the Advantage Growth Fund, the Early Advantage Fund and the Exceed Midlands Advantage Fund.