Capital pot for aspiring tech companies

E-Synergy, an investment company, has completed a funding arrangement for its £30 million Sustainable Technology Fund just six months after being awarded the management contract by the Department for Trade and Industry.


E-Synergy, an investment company, has completed a funding arrangement for its £30 million Sustainable Technology Fund just six months after being awarded the management contract by the Department for Trade and Industry.

E-Synergy, an investment company, has completed a funding arrangement for its £30 million Sustainable Technology Fund just six months after being awarded the management contract by the Department for Trade and Industry.

Andrew Stevenson, chief executive of E-Synergy, says: ‘Sustainable technology issues affect almost every part of industry, from energy production to supermarkets and through many stages of the supply chain.

‘As pressure on world raw material resources increases there will be many good opportunities for new businesses with innovative technology.’

According to E-Synergy, it is the only Enterprise Capital Fund focused on providing investment and business expertise to high growth companies across the UK seeking to develop and commercialise sustainable technology products and services.

The ECF seeks to promote innovation, jobs and growth by bridging the ‘equity gap’ – the difficulty businesses have raising investments of £250,000 – £2 million which are sums typically too small for venture capitalists but too large for funding from friends or families.

David Quysner, chairman of the Capital for Enterprise Board which advises the DTI on the ECF programme, says: ‘The Fund clearly demonstrates that the ECF programme can attract new capital and value-added investment into the equity gap.’

Marc Barber

Raven Connelly

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

Related Topics

Venture capital funding