Phase Focus | Investors
Phasefocus brings to multiple markets a range of products and services based on its proprietary Phasefocus Virtual Lens®
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They understand that building an advanced technology business is not easy. It takes time and tenacity. They support the people they back in every way they can, using their experience, knowledge and networks to help them create substantial, durable businesses.

IP Group plc is a leading UK intellectual property commercialisation company, developing technology innovations primarily from its research intensive partner universities, including the University of Sheffield. Fusion IP (acquired by IP Group in 2014) currently has the exclusive rights to commercialise Sheffield University-owned intellectual property. Via these rights, Phasefocus has acquired intellectual property from the University that protects certain of its products and services.

The White Rose University Consortium is a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research universities: Leeds, Sheffield and York. Since 1997 these universities have built on their individual strengths by collaborating through the Consortium to add value from partnership activity in research, enterprise, innovation and learning and teaching.  The universities’ shareholding in Phasefocus was acquired as a result of investments by the White Rose Technology Seedcorn Fund.

South Yorkshire Investment Fund provided seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments, ranging from £15k to £2.5m, specifically to help small and medium businesses meet the gaps in funding they need for development or acquisitions.

Created as part of the Objective 1 programme, the Fund was a private and public sector business finance provider. The European Regional Development Fund and Yorkshire Forward are investors in the Fund.

More than 9,100 jobs were created and safeguarded in the region  due to the support provided by South Yorkshire Investment Fund (SYIF).

Viking Fund

The Viking Fund provides early-stage risk capital for small companies in the UK’s Yorkshire and Humber regions. It is managed by Braveheart Investment Group.

Synergy Investment Group is a fully integrated Investment Group specializing in  real estate, financial advisory services, asset and property management services, development management services, organizational development consulting and high yield project investment opportunities. With over 20 years of collective experience, the Synergy team provides a qualified platform for a wide spectrum of intergrated project Investment opportunites.

Braveheart Investment Group plc provides equity, loan and mezzanine funding to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) via various regional/national funds and by investment syndicates which the Group establishes and facilitates.

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