The management team provided the initial seed investment for eoSemi. A £3 million seed‐funding round was closed in June 2011 with investment from three organisations.


Capital-E is an early stage venture fund focused exclusively on micro- and nano- electronics related start-ups in Europe. Its mission is to create value from early stage innovations with micro-electronics as enabling technology. Capital-E initiates and grows businesses with venture captical and access to a research and industrial ecosystem. It collaborates European wide with entrepreneurial teams, academic institutions, national research laboratories and corporate settings to turn bright ideas into great successful companies. The company is managed by a team of committed and talented professionals with a unique mix of entrepreneurial, industrial, international business development and venture capital experience. Capital-E is supported by the European Commision ETF Start Up Facility under the multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship. More information:

Enterprise Ventures

EV is a UK-based fund manager which provides venture and growth capital of up to £2million to new or existing SMEs located throughout the UK and trading across technology and non-technology sectors. It operates from regional offices in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston and manages a range of investment funds totalling more than £130million focusing on all stages of development, including proof of concept/early stage, start-up, development capital, replacement capital and MBO/MBIs. More information:

NESTA Investments

NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative. Its endowment status means it operates at no cost to the UK taxpayer. NESTA invests in early-stage companies, informs policy, and delivers practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challenges of the future. NESTA is a genuinely unique Venture Capitalist with a privileged position at the heart of the UK Investment scene. Our £50million evergreen fund allows us to work with teams and portfolio companies to build a close, supportive relationship over a number of years. Our team and the wider contacts we leverage through our partners puts us in a position to add genuine value. More information: