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SMH Venture Finance Limited

Investor type Private Equity Firm


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Total investments 30
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 0.77
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Messaging

SMH Venture Finance Limited is the famous VC, which was founded in 1982.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the SMH Venture Finance Limited, startups are often financed by YFM Equity Partners, White Rose Technology Seedcorn Fund, Innovate UK. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Alliance Trust, Yorkshire Association of Business Angels, YFM Equity Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by YFM Equity Partners, White Rose Technology Seedcorn Fund, The ERA Foundation.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Comparing to the other companies, this SMH Venture Finance Limited performs on 6 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2008. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ProVision Communications, CellTran, Mtivity. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Education, Information Technology.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pro-Cure Therapeutics

Health Diagnostics
$1M13 Apr 2010 York

New Net Technologies

Information Technology
$196K19 Feb 2010 Naples, Florida, United States

Diamond Microwave Devices

$2M30 Nov 2009 England

Information Technology
09 Mar 2009 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom


$1M08 Dec 2008 Heslington, York, United Kingdom

$295K04 Dec 2008 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

New Net Technologies

Information Technology
$368K17 Nov 2008 Naples, Florida, United States

$1M07 Oct 2008 Kirklees, England, United Kingdom

$494K02 Jun 2008 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia


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