Advantage Early Growth Fund

The £5m Advantage Early Growth Fund is a region-wide, venture capital Co-Investment fund set up to assist early stage businesses that have growth potential and are based in the West Midlands.

In every case AEGF must invest alongside an investor from the private sector, on the same terms. In most cases this will be one or more “business angels”. The Fund cannot invest more than the private investor and has an initial limit of £100,000. The Fund has no particular industry preference, full details can be found on its website.

In the 4 years to July 2008 the Advantage Early Growth Fund made 76 investments in 48 different companies totalling £6.44m alongside £18.0m from over 430 private investors making it one of the most active Venture Capital funds in the UK. The international VC industry feedback website ranks AEGF as the top UK fund, 2nd in Europe and in the top 10 worldwide (out of 3,700 VC funds listed).

Member News

22 September 2010