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NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance

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Total investments 55
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 41
Lead investments 6
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Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence

The top activity for fund was in 2018. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the NPIF u2013 Mercia Equity Finance, startups are often financed by SBRI Healthcare, Mercia Technologies, Imperial Innovations. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, Summit Alpha, Par Equity. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by NHS England.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biotechnology, Medical. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pimberly, Authenticate Information Systems, Azzure IT. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$1M29 Jun 2022 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


Embedded Systems
$2M08 May 2022 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


Information Technology
$342K08 Apr 2022 Hull, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Social Entrepreneurship
$24M16 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Little Journey

Clinical Trials
Health Care
Information Technology
$2M10 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Avail Technologies

$438K08 Feb 2022 Manchester, England, United Kingdom


Search Engine
$4M13 Sep 2021 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Airship Services

$685K07 Sep 2021 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Management Consulting
$342K12 Aug 2021 Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Tutorful Raises £3M in Funding

– Tutorful, a Sheffield, UK-based edtech platform for parents and students to find online tutors, raised £3m in funding.
– The funding was provided by Mercia’s Northern Venture Capital Trust (VCT) funds and NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to further enhance the platform, expand into new international markets and create around 27 additional jobs at its Sheffield headquarters.

Airship Services Raises £500K in Funding

– Airship Services from Sheffield develops hospitality software.
– The company raised £500k in funding.
NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), provided the funding.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.


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