Ascension Ventures

Ascension Ventures backs exceptional entrepreneurs with big visions by providing capital, access to our network, and expert mentors to grow scalable businesses.

Venture capital in tech and digital media investments is constantly evolving and requires a specialist approach using extensive sector insight to identify and progress innovative enterprises.

Since 2013 we have invested, across 4 distinct funds, in over 40 early stage companies, including a £6m Midlands Fund in partnership with Birmingham City Council.

We have a rigorous investment evaluation process and are highly selective when presenting opportunities for investment from our funds.

HQGreater London, GB
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Ascension Ventures was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Greater London, GB

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Key People/Management at Ascension Ventures

Kip Meek

Kip Meek

Jean de Fougerolles

Jean de Fougerolles

Founder & Managing Partner
Emma Blackburn

Emma Blackburn

Partner & CFO
Emma Steele

Emma Steele

Investment Director
Rakesh Murria

Rakesh Murria

Erik Blachford

Erik Blachford

Venture Partner
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Ascension Ventures Office Locations

Ascension Ventures has an office in Greater London
Greater London, GB (HQ)
20 Air St
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Ascension Ventures News and Updates

Cedar Gate Technologies Announces Strategic Investment from Ascension Ventures

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Gate Technologies a leading value-based care performance management and operating company, today announced it has accepted a strategic minority investment in the company from Ascension Ventures. Ascension Ventures is a...

Ascension Ventures launches first state-backed UK-India tech fund

London-based early stage venture capital firm Ascension Ventures has announced a joint venture with Unicorn India Ventures (UIV), launching the first UK-India Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Fund. Known as the Unicorn Ascension EIS Fund (UAF), it will leverage the EIS tax relief wrapper to ena…

Ascension Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Ascension Ventures Blogs

Ascension Fair By Design Fund Partners With Nationwide Launching Startup Incubator Tackling The Poverty Premium

Ascension and Nationwide launch new start-up challenge to help tackle the Poverty Premium(Original press release published on Nationwide Media Centre page)Nationwide calls for innovative ideas to help tackle the Poverty Premium with a new challenge UK’s brightest talent asked to step forward with wi…

Why We Invested in SteadyPay

By Jean de Fougerolles, Managing Partner Please welcome SteadyPay, an income smoothing app for the modern economy SteadyPay is one of the latest additions to the Fair By Design Fund portfolio. We invested just before COVID-19 hit so their services will be needed more than ever by gig economy workers…

Why We Invested in Youtility

By Emma Steele, Investment Manager Please welcome Youtility, a FinTech platform helping to power financial peace of mind HQ: London Co-Founders: Will Kostoris and Charlie Quigley The problem: one of the main drivers of higher energy costs for low-income households is simply because they are not on t…

Good Food Fund Launches to Back Challenger Brands Fighting Childhood Obesity

Funding to support challenger food and drink brands to improve access to a healthier range of options through business partnerships will be the first main focus. Big Society Capital and Guy’s and St Thomas’s Charity have partnered to fund Good Food Fund, a new Accelerator and Venture Fund which will…

VC & Social Impact: Why I Joined Ascension Ventures’ Fair By Design Fund – Maryam Mazraei

Article by Maryam Mazraei I recently visited Silicon Valley as part of my Technology Entrepreneurship Masters at UCL to meet various technology firms and VCs. I was blown away by the American enthusiasm and approach to start-ups, but also left feeling concerned by the striking societal divide. The c…

Emma Steele Named as “Impact Investor” Finalist in DigitalAgenda Impact Awards

We are delighted to announce that Ascension Ventures’ Investment Manager, Emma Steele, has been shortlisted for the “Impact Investor” category in the 2020 DigitalAgenda Impact Awards. The awards are a celebration of UK Tech For Good, bringing together the latest champions using digital products or s…
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Ascension Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Ascension Ventures founded?

    Ascension Ventures was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Ascension Ventures key executives?

    Ascension Ventures's key executives are Kip Meek, Jean de Fougerolles and Emma Blackburn.

  • Where is Ascension Ventures headquarters?

    Ascension Ventures headquarters is located at 20 Air St, Greater London.

  • Where are Ascension Ventures offices?

    Ascension Ventures has an office in Greater London.

  • How many offices does Ascension Ventures have?

    Ascension Ventures has 1 office.