We back future-looking leaders and bold ideas far beyond money.
We invest from late Seed to Growth; Seed & Series A, B, C, D to pre-IPO, across a range of sub-sectors that we refer to collectively as the 3D Urban Mobility continuum. These sub-sectors include Connectivity & Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Mobility, Autonomous and Electrification.
Our focus is on the interconnected digital infrastructure that will lay the building blocks for 3D Urban Mobility continuum.
CONNECTIVITY & IOT
Enabling the next generation of safety, content and in-vehicle commerce.View Portfolio
Revolutionising the efficient transportation of people & goods through multi-layer collaboration.View Portfolio
Reshaping how we move more safely and efficiently.View Portfolio
Powering grid level efficiency gains and simplified energy transfer.View Portfolio
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Downstream space technology risk assessment platform
Geospatial real-time risk assessment for the insurance, logistics and agricultural sectors
As a downstream space technology company, CyStellar develops products which are adapted from technology that was originally made for use in space and extensively uses data generated by satellites. The CyStellar data analytics platform integrates, manages, and secures data from ground sensors, air surveillance platforms, and satellite imagery at massive scale. In addition, the platform integrates data from weather forecasts, hazard, and risk data (e.g., flood, seismic or extreme weather) as well as other relevant societal, political, and economic information.
CyStellar is delivering its cloud-based risk assessment software (CyStellar TerraRisk Re) and related services to financial services organizations including insurance, reinsurance, brokers, agents, and capital markets. CyStellar also assists commercial companies, governmental institutions to detect, estimate, classify and monitor risks to minimize damages and to protect the public.
Desktop-as-a-Service for cloud providers
Initially funded by DARPA, this world-class team of inventors have acquired more than 55 patents relating to next generation information technology
Initially funded by DARPA, this world-class team of inventors have acquired more than 55 patents relating to next generation information technology and actively serve more than 1.5 million users around the world. With download speeds that are 20-100 times faster, they simplify the mobilisation and management of applications across modern workspace and multi-cloud environments.They enable the future of work.
Car diagnostics for the future of mobility while preparing for the future of Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology
Evolving diagnostics for smarter, safer and more economical cars while preparing for the future of Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology
This is a simple plug and play solution which can be fitted to any vehicle from 2016 onwards, giving older vehicles the type of functionality and user experience that all new vehicles will one day offer every driver. It essentially makes older cars smarter, safer and more economical while evolving diagnostics and customer interaction.
Pedal will provide the building block software for delivery of Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology. VPP is useful for storing electricity generated by renewable energy sources at times of low demand and releasing it back to the network when demand is high.
Enterprise Data Defined Storage solution at scale
A pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions, which is next generation data management
This pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions, provides next generation data management and offers a future-proof data-centric approach to storage which is designed to provide customers with unparalleled flexibility and massive scalability.
Electric turbocharging systems technologies that improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and reduce fuel consumption
Committed to building a sustainable future that is improved by electrified turbomachinery
Committed to building a sustainable future that is improved by electrified turbomachinery, this company has developed technology that can be fitted to both combustion engine and fuel cell power systems in the on-highway, stationary power, rail and marine sectors. This delivers a range of performance benefits in terms of dynamic response and improvement in efficiency, cutting fuel consumption (by 10%) and CO2 emissions.
Real time, multi-directional Fiat / Cryptocurrency payments out of Games
Financial Conduct Authority regulated payments company that enables real time, multi-directional Fiat / Cryptocurrency payments out of Games
CoinMode is a high frequency, low latency, payment platform initially designed for the computer games industry. It is designed from the ground up to change the way games developers monetize their games. It uses tokenized currency and is designed to integrate into the runtime application of the game, allowing new forms of gameplay and facilitate the rise of professional and competitive e-sports.
It offers multi-directional payment transactions to include debit cards connected to CoinMode accounts and uses advances in technology, specifically Layer 2 Crypto techniques running over a high speed Blockchain, to provide much needed capability to the computer games industry.
A first to introduce at scale micropayments capability into other areas of commerce – one of those being the mobility sector.
Leading premium LED lighting company
Leading architectural lighting company that designs, develops and produces high-quality LED luminaires and control systems
This leading architectural lighting company designs, develops and produces high-quality LED luminaires and control systems that transform architectural projects with light. The company has been at the cutting edge of lighting technology and application for more than five decades, delivering unique solutions across a wide range of sectors, including architectural, entertainment and creative projects.
We are in stealth mode
We are in stealth mode
Neobank for gamers
Building a unique Neobank for Gamers
New ways to play, collaborate and be rewarded
Leading energy supplier to tenants
Leading energy supplier for tenants across the UK. They work with letting agents to get electricity and gas set up as simply as possible
The only energy company in the UK to specialise in the lettings sector, supplying good value gas and electricity since 2008. They also enable social housing providers to become their own supplier, providing bespoke products and a tailored service to meet the specific needs of their tenants.
Neuroscience technology for better brain health
A world leading neuroscience technology company
A leading neuroscience technology company optimising the assessment of cognition for better brain health diagnostics with scientifically validated digital health solutions.
The cloud technology enables efficient, non-invasive means of assaying brain function and participant outcomes, improving clinical trials and accelerating decision-making.
Naturally cleaning rooms with technology developed at Porton Down
Leaders in rapid room-sanitising and disinfection for clinical environments to meet rapidly growing demand for systems to combat the spread of infection in hospitals and other establishments
Leaders in rapid room-sanitising and disinfection for clinical environments to meet rapidly growing demand for systems to combat the spread of infection in hospitals and other establishments. Steritrox's proprietary systems use next generation advanced oxidation technology to achieve outstanding and rapid microbiological kill rates, while remaining safe to humans, and excluding residual environmental liabilities. Steritrox's protocols for the use of its systems in routine whole-room decontamination provide effective, rapid and safe control of pathogens which are harmful to human life.
Their device for the medical and healthcare sector operates to combat Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) from "superbugs" such as MRSA, C. difficile, Norovirus using its unique Meditrox system.
Ensuring clarity, control & continuity during laparoscopic surgery
Use of OpClear improves theatre productivity by maintaining procedural flow and leads to shorter operating times and better patient recovery outcomes
Use of OpClear improves theatre productivity by maintaining procedural flow which leads to shorter operating times and better patient recovery outcomes.
Cipher is focused on rapid in-situ removal of visual obstructions leading to 97% reduction in scope removal events during minimally invasive surgery.
OpClear can be combined with robotic surgery equipment to maximise efficiencies and patient throughput.
Furthering our understanding of genetic causes of disease and factors relating to predisposition
Nimblegen is part of a sector that is focused on improving our understanding of genetic causes of disease and the factors relating to predisposition
NimbleGen offers products and services for genomic hybridization, chromatin immunoprecipitation arrays, comparative genome sequencing, and expression analysis.
NimbleGen is committed to maximizing customer convenience, providing a personalised healthcare strategy that aims to provide medicines and diagnostic tools that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients.
Event discovery platform
REVL is a comprehensive event discovery platform using peer to peer recommendations and distributed curation
REVL is a comprehensive event discovery platform using peer to peer recommendations and distributed curation at scale.
REVL's mission is to organise the world's event data. REVL's aim is to do for events what Spotify does for music, YouTube does for video, and Tripadvisor does for travel reviews. REVL's market entry is the UK but their aim is to scale the platform globally and become the platform for the 'experience economy'.
Finalogic / FanPlay
Finalogic / FanPlay
A fan engagement platform
Platform that helps clubs engage and monetise their extensive fan base
FanPlay is a platform that helps clubs engage and monetise their fans, whilst providing the user experience that the fans of tomorrow want.
FanPlay provides a smartphone platform that enables in- and out-of 'smart stadium' fan communication, entertainment and engagement along with mobile payments facilities. They offer a White Label mobile payments cloud or dedicated data-center-based multi-trust-server software application solution that fits into a client's existing technology stack. It connects existing systems - loyalty, ticketing, POS, to consumers' mobile phone applications - enabling a number of different applications including video replay, betting and payment.
Leading high quality special needs provider
Leading provider of high quality care and support for people with learning difficulties
Leading provider of high quality care and support for people with learning difficulties and mental health needs, including Autism, and Aspergers Syndrome, and individuals with forensic backgrounds. Based within ten residential homes and a working farm, services include high dependency care, supported living and day care.
Kirkleatham Memorial Park & Crematorium
Using latest smart technology for death care
A beautiful non-denomination chapel, memorial garden & cemetery offering a calm environment with discreet use of technology, and deliberate space flexibility to cater for intimate ceremonies from just a few people to up to 400. In addition to cremation and traditional burial, this next generation 'deathcare' provider offers families the option of a natural burial which works with nature and without any visible memorial.
E-commerce consumer Search engine, indexing product prices at scale
E-commerce Search engine on a mission to empower every consumer with price information
This e-commerce search engine has a mission to empower every consumer with decision making information, knowledge and choice. To do this, the company creates at massive scale indexes of valuable sources of information and ensures that data is carefully fact-checked for accuracy so it can be relied upon.
It also has applications at enterprise level for dynamic real time pricing analysis to make better strategic pricing decisions at scale.
What People Say About PSION
Alain went beyond imaginable limits with his ability and professional VC expertise to coordinate our fundraising activities at CyStellar. His capability to deeply understand our company’s vision and match it with the right investors was crucial in shortening the time to closing the investment.
Alain helped us with the investment strategy, corporate restructuring, pitch deck, building an investor funnel and following up with investors, supporting the due diligence process, term sheet negotiations and provide recommendation for legal, financial, and tax advisors.
He’s really made a difference in our start-up success to raise its first seed round!
I chose him to join our Board as independent Non-Executive Director where he continues to add value to the strategic direction of the company.
CEO and Co-Founder - CyStellar
It has been exceptional working with Alain over the past few months to develop Skyrora’s financial model and business plan. Alain quickly understood the key drivers of the business, and he was able to combine them with his deep knowledge of the investment industry to ensure our model is well received by investors. He paid detailed attention to intricacies, such as revenue recognition and worked hand-in-hand with us to resolve all difficulties.
Alain went far beyond what was expected and put us on track to successfully close our funding round. I highly recommend him.
CFO – SKYRORA (Rocket company)
Alain carried out due diligence on a complex, fast moving business. He worked very long hours and his efforts exceeded the amount of time that was expected.
He did a deeply researched analysis of the business involved and the sector that it was trading in, as a result of which we made an investment in the target company. In addition, he carried out due diligence on two other companies, a high technology business with several valuable patents based on the West Coast of the USA, and a company supplying communications solutions to the global railways sector.
Alain and I are discussing several further opportunities of working together.
Alain possesses superior organisational, planning and interpersonal skills. As CEO of the business we began together, and as the primary partner in the enterprise, he demonstrated his ability to build and motivate a team, and guided the group towards creative goals and solutions.
Alain involves others, encourages their strategies for finding solutions and secures maximum commitment from each team member. He also achieved good results when negotiating.
Personally, I find Alain to be a bright and engaging individual. He has a breath of international experience which I find particularly interesting and has a collegial manner which enables him to work effectively with others.
Co-investor & entrepreneur
Alain produced an Information Memorandum for Microbus for new investors, he was extremely diligent and picked up the complexity of what is a highly technical niche market very quickly. Market detail across Europe in the public safety market is limited but Alain managed to access detail that had previously been unattainable.
He was also very knowledgeable in how to value this type of opportunity and tested these valuations from several directions. He was easy to work with but persistent in ensuring he produced the best possible results. I would recommend Alain to anyone requiring an in depth study of their business.
MD and COO in Growth & Turnaround businesses
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Gavin and observing his highly professional attitude and his remarkable energy and perseverance in the work he accomplished. He took initiative even on difficult issues to achieve needed results. His unique motivational drive and energy and collegial manner made him well accepted among those he worked with closely.
ex-CFO - SCHOTT AG
Alain is a wonderful person to work with. His support in Skyrora’s outreach to secure funding was invaluable. In countless calls, we worked out strategies together on how to approach investors.
Alain always inspired me with his ideas and relentless energy to reach out to the right investors. He helped us to do a ground-up analysis of the competitive and market landscape and convince investors of the immense opportunity in the Space launch industry.
I would warmly recommend him and am thrilled to have him on board and hope to work with him again to secure our next investment round.