Venture capital from smart entrepreneurs
We invest seed and scale-up early-stage venture capital into innovative UK businesses led by talented founders
Who we are
DSW Ventures is a national firm of seed and early-stage venture capital investment specialists focusing on regional UK growth businesses. We invest in technology and tech-led scale-up businesses with talented founders, a defensible position and evidence of product-market fit.
Our typical investment is for £300,000 to over £1 million, as part of rounds of up to £2 million, and is EIS or SEIS qualifying. Investments are funded by the Dow Schofield Watts team, our network of high-net-worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors.
Our team of highly-experienced investors are passionate about providing UK regional entrepreneurial talent with the right funding and the right people to enable them to flourish. We go beyond being just ‘the money’ adding genuine value to our investments via our extensive network of commercial, finance
and technology professionals; our group of over 100 angel investors, many of whom have exited successful businesses of their own; and our team’s experience in helping founders create healthy corporate environments with a scalable platform for growth.