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SFC is a leading early-stage investment firm providing capital and support to British startups. By combining its Angel Network and Seed Funds, SFC has created a unique model that allows investors to get exposure to SEIS and EIS eligible businesses, either directly or through a diversified portfolio curated and managed by our expert team. Backed by an impeccable track record and recognised by Pitchbook as the UK's most active VC, SFC has partnered with the likes of British Business Investments to bring innovation forward.
SFC invests in passionate entrepneurs and helps them build market leading companies to deliver significant returns to investors. A pioneer of SEIS/EIS, having launched one of the first SEIS funds in 2013/14, we focus on SEIS/EIS eligible ventures across all sectors and regions of the UK.
Key team members
A veteran of the software industry, Stephen has founded and exited a number of software companies including DataEase - a global DBMS company - and Sapphire, Inc. - an emergency management software. He founded SFC Capital in 2012 and is in charge of company direction and investment strategy of SFC's funds. He is also involved in supporting portfolio companies by providing them with strategic advice.
Angelika joined SFC Capital in its early days in 2014 bringing strong business education from top European universities, wide corporate and startup experience, and passion for entrepreneurship. As COO of the company, she overlooks day to day operations, sets up structures and processes, initiates and executes projects important for growth, and brings SFC’s strategy to life.
Joseph joined SFC Capital in 2014 to manage the execution and syndication of SFC’s investments. Joseph is also in charge of investor relations, managing strategic partnerships and supporting portfolio companies with their fundraising strategy. He joined from investment banking where he held both corporate finance and global markets roles, most recently at Nomura International. Joseph holds a Master's degree in Management from ESCP Europe.
Onfido is a technology company that helps businesses verify people's identities using a photo-based identity document, a selfie and artificial intelligence algorithms. It was founded in July 2012 by three former students at Oxford University: CEO Husayn Kassai, COO Eamon Jubbawy, and Chief Architect Ruhul Amin.
Cognism is passionate about data and hte role it can play in prospecting. Cognism is working ot provide transformative solutions to help revenue teams drive predictable lead generation and improve conversions across all engagements.
Acquired by Legal & General, MyFutureNow allows you to find and transfer eligible pension pots into one plan, so they can be seen and controlled from one place.
Example portfolio companies
- Humanising Autonomy has developed a software technology predicting pedestrians' behaviour on the road.
- Sector: B2B Software
- Investment Performance: 16.3x*
- IRR: 304%*
- Transcend Packaging, based in South Wales, is a leading manufacturer of sutainable packaging products in the UK.
- Sector: Manufacturing
- Investment Performance: 10.2x*
- IRR: 219%*
- Vortex IOT builds sensors and networks for harsh environments where conditions are hostile and power supply is limited.
- Sector: Hardware
- Investment Performance: 4.4x
- IRR: 110%*
Investment Performance = Gross return on first money invested includign applicable tax relief; IRR = Internal Rate of Return on first money invested including appicable tax relief.