Scale-Up Programmes

Eight Roads

Provides venture and growth-stage capital, investing in fast-growing technology companies across the enterprise, consumer, fintech and healthcare IT sectors. Has a track record on investing in scaleup female founders or co-founders.

Eight Roads provides venture and growth-stage capital, investing in fast-growing technology companies across the enterprise, consumer, fintech and healthcare IT sectors. It looks for businesses within a revenue band of €1- €5m showing year-on-year growth of 100 per cent and for those with revenues exceeding €5m whose growth is at least 30 per cent.

The fund has its head office in London and other offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Tokyo, Hamilton, Boston and Stockholm. Eight Roads invests in companies based in Europe, US, India and China. It has backed 14 UK companies since 2011 and provided follow-on funding for three of them. Out of all these investments, the majority have been into London-based companies. The average size of the investment rounds into UK companies in which it has participated since 2011 is £32.4m, compared to £29.1m for all companies internationally.
The firm says that it aims to provide ambitious founders with scaleup guidance and business-building experience to help them “beat the odds” and that “with the right help the European ecosystem can systematically create $10bn-plus global tech businesses.” Eight Roads is one of the funds showing a track record on investing in scaleup female founders or co-founders, investing for example in MADE and Notonthehighstreet, to name just a couple.

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