PwC Raise | Ventures

We partner with high growth scale-ups across a wide range of sectors and regions - seeking to build a partnership with you for your fundraise and beyond

Are you a founder seeking capital to scale your business?

If you are a fast-growing, early-stage company looking to raise between £1m - £30m to fund your growth, PwC Raise | Ventures will provide support and expertise throughout your investment journey. We offer the speed and focus of a boutique, with the unrivalled access of PwC's global network, seeking to build a long-term partnership with you for your fundraise and beyond. We offer support in two different ways:

Are you an investor searching for your next investment opportunity?

If you are an investor we will bring you quality deal flow. Using the scale of PwC’s global network, as well as working with trusted partners, trade bodies and early stage funds, we critically analyse 500+ early stage businesses every month, bringing only the best companies to you, pre-packaged and ready for investment based on your criteria. For more information on how we can help you, please see our investor page.

“The PwC Raise | Ventures team has become a hub to the ecosystem in the UK - they have significant expertise and market knowledge, and have helped support many companies and investors achieve their objectives"

Martin PuntBVCA

Why partner with PwC Raise | Ventures when raising funds?

By working with us, you will increase the probability of achieving a successful fundraise on good terms, giving you more time to focus on growing your business, and spend less time on fundraising.

Our success is linked to yours

We exclusively partner with best in class businesses looking to innovate and grow; typically operating on a success-fee model.

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We have a strong record of working with Venture Capital and Private Equity backed companies

Our team has experience advising on over 100+ Venture and M&A deals and has been at the heart of developing PwC's solutions for the Fast Growth space, including founding PwC Raise.

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You will have access to PwC’s unrivalled global network

We bring you the wider tools and expertise needed to fast track your growth, including access to experts in the field, from both PwC and our wider network of professional partners. We seek to build a genuine long term partnership - supporting you on every step as you grow and scale your business.

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We work with an extensive set of UK and international investors

Our FCA regulated service will introduce you to our investor network, of 500+ investors including:

  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms across the UK, Europe and further afield;
  • A wide variety of Family Offices, accessed via PwC’s Private Client network;
  • Leveraging the power of the PwC network to give you access to Corporates worldwide, including their venture arms;
  • The majority of VCT and EIS investors in the UK; and
  • Leading angel syndicates

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We exclusively partner with the best companies meeting given criteria

We exclusively partner with the best companies meeting the following criteria:

  • Strong traction, with businesses approaching £1m+ revenue
  • A scalable business with a large addressable market
  • Founded by an exceptional management team
  • Based in the UK and overseas
  • Sector agnostic, with a focus on tech-enabled solutions
  • Fundraising £1 - 30m

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Don’t just take our word for it:

“Glen and PwC Raise | Ventures have rapidly become our preferred corporate partner in the UK Venture Capital market and routinely source top quality investment opportunities for us. We genuinely value our relationship with PwC Raise | Ventures above all others and would place them head and shoulders above competitors.” —Ashley Abrahams, Guinness Asset Management

“Making the decision to reply to that initial email from the PwC Raise | Ventures team was the best business decision I've made since starting my business.” —Sohrab Jahanbani, Founder & CEO, Bidvine

“It was brilliant to work with Glen and the PwC Raise | Ventures team – the programme moved our business on 12 months in just a three-month period and it was integral to our successful raise. With their in-depth understanding of start-ups, sound advice and extensive network of investors, they helped us to drive real change and rapidly accelerate the maturity of our business. We look forward to working with PwC on the next leg of our journey as we continue to scale our business and move into new territories. I’d recommend Glen and PwC Raise | Ventures to any business I was involved with.” —Dorian Spackman, Founder & MD, Collateral

“We had a great experience with Glen and the PwC Raise | Ventures team. We had over 50 investors come back to us requesting follow up conversations and we ended up successfully raising our Series A through Amadeus and Finch on great terms that the Raise team successfully negotiated despite 2020's economic uncertainty..” —Richard Heyns, CEO, Brytlyt

How can we support your investment journey?

Supporting in getting you investor ready by helping you optimise your key investor documents (pitch deck, investor business plan and financial model) based on best practice

We facilitate warm introductions to our extensive UK and international network of venture investors. The British Business Bank, (the biggest investor into UK venture capital), has found that 82% of venture investments result from warm introductions, thereby through our network of warm introductions we are able to increase your chance of success

Using our market-leading expertise to support you on your commercial term sheet negotiations to ensure you receive investment on the best possible terms

Providing guidance as you enter due diligence processes - leveraging the extensive knowledge and experience of the PwC Raise | Ventures team, who collectively have worked on more than 100 M&A and capital raising transactions

Establishing a longer-term partnership between yourselves and PwC once you have secured investment, as we look to continue in supporting you on future rounds, introducing you to our wider network and providing support from the hub of the venture ecosystem

Our credentials:

Neotas  logo

Neotas raised £1m with Symvan Capital and Force Over Mass

Colateral logo

Colateral raised £1.2m with FSE led round

Recruitment s.m.a.r.t. logo

Recruitment Smart Technology raised £0.5m with Force Over Mass

Essentia analytics logo

Essentia Analytics raised £2.5m with Calculus

Fifty logo

Fifty raised £3.75m with Guinness Asset Management

Advizzo logo

Advizzo raised £2.4m with Earthworm

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GPDQ raised £2.6m with IQ Capital

Fiinu logo

Fiinu raised £1m with Kindred Captial

Contact us

Glen Waters

Glen Waters

Head of Raise | Ventures, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7950 324018

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