Early Stage

Backing the next generation of climate, deep tech, and life sciences ventures

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How we’re different

BGF is the most active equity investor in the UK and Ireland. We have a unique proposition that few investment partners can match.


We provide long-term capital, without fixed exit deadlines, focusing on good growth.


We offer a variety of funding structures and can co-invest alongside other firms.


The expertise of a sector-specialist VC, with the ability to increase our investment in high-growth ventures.


The dedication of a local investor, but with the scale, reputation and network of a global player.

Growth funding

We provide early-stage businesses with an initial investment of £1m-£20m (with significant follow-on funding available for new growth opportunities). This investment is intended to help you scale-up through ambitious growth plans, such as product development, recruitment and training or international expansion.

Leadership team of BGF-backed life sciences startup TidalSense

Value creation

Alongside investment, our dedicated team offers extensive value creation support, including:

  • Access to our global network of business leaders, non-executives, and sector specialists
  • Exclusive events, webinars and workshops to help scale your business
  • Opportunities to collaborate with the wider BGF portfolio
BGF-backed climate tech business Artus Air, HVAC units product shot
  • “Having BGF at the board table will ensure we leverage its impressive track record.”

    Craig Marshall, CEO at OrganOx
  • “BGF is a great partner, helping us grow and raise substantial further capital.”

    Jean de la Verpilliere, CEO at Echion
  • “BGF understands our mission, culture and technical capabilities. We’re pleased to have them on board.”

    Dr Tom Mason, Co-Founder of Bramble Energy

Meet the team

Our Early Stage team is based in London and Cambridge. They have a proven track record of working alongside ambitious founders to grow and exit businesses, with expertise across climate, deep tech and life sciences.

  • Tim Rea
    Tim Rea

    Head of Early Stage

  • Dennis Atkinson
    Early Stage
    Dennis Atkinson


  • Lucy Edwardes-Jones
    Early Stage
    Lucy Edwardes-Jones


  • Rowan Bird
    Early Stage
    Rowan Bird


  • Marta Lozano
    Early Stage
    Marta Lozano


  • Freddie Mitchell
    Early Stage
    Freddie Mitchell