Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – has created two mechanisms for early stage funding.
Most entrepreneurial start-ups do not seek venture capital at the outset, indeed most attempt to bootstrap in their formative stage. However, there comes a point where some ‘gap’ funding is needed to accelerate growth and the entrepreneurship group at the School - now an integral part of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – has created two mechanisms for early stage funding.
Sussex Place Ventures
Sussex Place Ventures (SPV) is a specialist private investor fund providing venture capital and private equity to earlier stage companies. The Fund seeks to invest in science-based businesses, information and technology opportunities and great entrepreneurs who can execute with ‘passion and panache’.
SPV is owned by London Business School and is in a privileged position with regard to the School’s alumni base and the entrepreneurial ‘cluster’ that has evolved around the School. SPV shares profits with the School but is otherwise focused entirely on returning superior returns to investors.
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The Enterprise 100 is a business angel network with a close association with London Business School. It has developed an integral role within the School’s entrepreneurship community – as a source of early-stage finance for student and alumni run ventures (around half the deal flow comes from this source), as a source of expertise and support for students, for entrepreneurship teaching case studies, as judges in the student competitions, as mentors in the Entrepreneurship Summer School and as guest speakers in class. The School places huge value on its relationship with the E100.
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