Our companies

Backing the best high growth companies

Over the years, SEP has invested in more than 150 high growth companies, many of which have gone on to achieve global success. Management find us to be a strong pragmatic partner with real experience of the challenges and delivery of growth.

If you are an entrepreneurial team with global aspirations and wish to join our portfolio of exciting technology and technology-enabled businesses then please get in touch.

Learn more about our current investments below or read our case studies.

Case Studies

Babbel is defining a new market and revolutionizing the way people learn languages. In SEP we’ve gained a high-profile, experienced investment partner that shares our strategic vision and international growth aspirations. SEP's investment is enabling us to fully capitalise on a significant market shift towards self-motivated learning.

Markus Witte, CEO, Babbel
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Abcodia

Abcodia develops novel, scientifically validated tests for the early detection of cancer. The company’s first product is the ROCA® Test for the early detection of ovarian cancer. It is also progressing early detection technologies for lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Abcodia works with University College London, Cancer Research UK and diagnostic, pharmaceutical and technology partners, to exploit one of the largest biobanks in the UK.

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Alize Wind

Alize Wind operates the 9.2MW Port of Tilbury wind farm in Essex, generating power for the port under a long term contract.

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Ardor Energy

Ardor Energy will procure, install and maintain biomass and gas boilers as well as combined heat and power projects across a wide range of properties, including multi-occupancy housing, care facilities, leisure centres and hotels under long-term energy supply agreements.

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Aridhia

Aridhia is a world-leading clinical and translational informatics company developing technology and capability that supports the management of chronic diseases, precision medicine, and biomedical research through the use of biomedical informatics and analytics. Aridhia’s multidisciplinary team of 60 data scientists, clinicians, software developers and healthcare experts operates internationally, working with governments, health organisations, research collaborations and academic institutions.

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Babbel

A leader in the online language learning industry, Babbel is an international success with more than 1 million active subscribers.  The company is ranked as the world’s #1 innovative company in education. Its proprietary, market-leading app has a scientific and structured approach to learning a language, resulting in faster and more complete learning over PC or mobile devices. The company employs more than 300 staff and freelancers from 26 nations and operates from offices in Berlin and New York.

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Cmed

Cmed is an innovative clinical trials services and advanced software provider which includes Cmed Clinical Services, a full-service clinical research organisation, and Cmed Technology, an eClinical technology provider. Cmed has a blue chip client base and an established a track record of delivering early phase clinical projects faster and more cost effectively as well as conducting complex studies smoothly.

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Curraghderrig Wind

Curraghderrig Wind operates a 4.6MW wind farm in Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. The windfarm will generate sufficient renewable energy to power over 3,100 homes.

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Cyberhawk

Cyberhawk offers industrial inspection and land surveying services, via its cloud based software platform, using advanced remotely operated aerial vehicles with significant safety, cost and downtime advantages over traditional rope or helicopter access. Focused on the oil, gas, petrochemical and utility industries, clients include Shell, ExxonMobil, Statoil, BP, SSE and Centrica.

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daysoft.com

Daysoft design, manufacture and sell daysoft® daily disposable contact lenses from one of the most modern contact lens manufacturing laboratories in the world.  Based in Blantyre, Scotland the company employs over 200 people and sells its low price, high quality daily disposable lens direct to the consumer, fulfilling over 2,000 orders every day. 

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Hamsin Wind

Hamsin Wind is installing small, community based, single onshore wind turbines in high wind speed locations across the UK with a particular focus on Orkney, Shetland and the Highlands and Islands. Farmers, landowners and local communities are given the opportunity to install small single wind turbines on their properties and in turn to benefit for approximately 20 years from deeply discounted electricity.

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Indigo Pipelines

Indigo Pipelines is one of the fastest growing independent gas transporters in the UK. Working in partnership with SSE plc, Indigo adopts new gas connections from developers and house-builders throughout the country.  Regulated by Ofgem, Indigo is responsible for safely transporting gas through its networks to over 160,000 residential and commercial properties across the UK.

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IntelligentReach

Intelligent Reach’s proprietary SaaS e-commerce sales and marketing software platform is used by over 150 global brands including Asda, Lenovo, Superdry and Debenhams.  It enables retailers to access new marketplaces, comparison sites, affiliates and other channels on a country by country basis as well as providing product level pricing intelligence and smart trading algorithms around product price settings and advertising bid rates.

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LoveCrafts

LoveCrafts is a creator of online crafts communities. Its mix of content, commerce and community enables thousands of makers and designers to find inspiration, plan projects, buy supplies and share creations with a fast-growing network of like-minded crafters across the world. LoveCrafts has been named one of the fastest growing UK and European companies by the FT1000 and Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and included in Tech City’s prestigious Future Fifty programme.

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Matchesfashion.com

Matchesfashion.com is a global omni-channel retailer delivering an iconic retail experience to an international client base with over 3 million visitors per month. Offering over 400 established and emerging international labels including Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Isabel Marant through its London stores and private shopping townhouse and online shipping to over 170 countries.

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Mister Spex

Mister Spex is the leading online eyewear retailer focused on the European market. From its Berlin base, it offers a successful multi-channel approach combining web, mobile, TV and local high street optician service partners. Active in over 10 European countries, it has over 1 million customers purchasing from an extensive range of high quality fashion and branded prescription glasses, sunglasses, sports glasses and contact lenses.

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Peppermint Technology

Peppermint is an award winning provider of legal and dispute management technology. Its next generation legal cloud platform, Peppermint CX, is built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint and leverages Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar investment to make it relevant for the legal market.

Peppermint CX delivers enterprise applications for CRM, practice & document management, financials & business intelligence. It enables legal providers to focus their processes around their clients to achieve a quantum leap forward in client service responsiveness, transparency and flexibility.

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Pulsant

Pulsant owns 15 datacentres in 6 different locations across the UK and is one of the country’s largest providers of Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, Managed Networks, and Managed Application services with customers ranging from SMEs through to large private and public sector organisations.

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Pure360

Pure 360 is a direct digital marketing provider, improving customer return on investment via email and SMS marketing campaigns. Pure360 works with customers including The Sunglasses Shop, Hackett, innocent drinks, Virgin, Rightmove and Tetley. Its technology integrates with key business systems such as Salesforce, Facebook and Magento to drive better customer insights and email revenues.

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Smarter Grid Solutions

Smarter Grid Solutions enables the connection, management, and optimisation of renewables on electricity networks. Its innovative software has already connected over 300MW of renewables reaching from the Shetland and Orkney Isles to East Anglia and the Isle of Wight. Using real-time management of the electricity network, the software allows for network operators to run closer to limits on existing grid, reduce waiting time for renewable developers to connect, and defer costly grid upgrades that would usually be required.

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SolarCentury

Solarcentury designs, supplies and installs innovative, utility scale, solar energy products and solutions – both proprietary and third party. It is the UK’s most experienced, and largest independent, solar energy company supplying to government, industry, education and commercial sectors with 130 staff operating from offices in the UK, Netherlands, South Africa and Kenya as well as a growing presence in Latin America.

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SportPursuit

SportPursuit operates a flash sales website for premium outdoor clothing and sports apparel. The company runs week long deals from over 1,000 of the world’s leading outdoor and sports brands including Berghaus, Marmot, Arc’teryx, Under Armour, Garmin and GoPro offering discounts of 40-70% off RRP and delivering to over 40 countries. The deals are exclusive to SportPursuit’s 2 million plus members.

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SSP

SSP is a global provider of technology systems and solutions across the insurance industry. SSP provides core technology solutions, distribution and trading capability, advanced analytics and solution delivery and works with 8 of the top 10 UK insurers, 4 of the top 10 global insurers and over 40% of UK Brokers. Its broking technology processes transactions worth over £5 billion in gross written premiums annually.

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Sumerian

Sumerian applies advanced IT operational analytics to IT capacity planning. Its Capacity Planning as a Service technology provides accurate insight into current IT infrastructure capacity, predicts future capacity issues, and rapidly models and assesses the impact of future change.  Sumerian works with leading global enterprises, applying predictive analytics, to achieve significant IT performance gains and cost reductions.

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TotalMoney.com

TotallyMoney.com is one of the UK’s most visited credit comparison destinations. Its comparison technology platform, strategic partnerships and marketing expertise have helped millions of people find the right financial products, make smarter financial decisions and build stronger credit histories. Its free credit card comparison and eligibility checking service allows users to compare more than 140 credit cards from the UK’s leading lenders.

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Tryzens Group

Tryzens is the UK’s leading independent systems integrator and managed services provider to the retail and B2B commerce markets. It designs and implements multichannel e-commerce solutions for a blue chip client base including Jack Wills, Avenue 32, Whistles, The Works and Joseph Joseph.  Tryzens is an IBM Smarter Commerce Partner in Europe and also partners with Hybris, Demandware and Magento. 

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Vital Energi

Vital Energi installs and operates large scale, centralised, clean energy centres for the commercial and public sectors. It provides a total solution from initial design to project implementation, operation and maintenance across CHP boilers, fuel storage, thermal storage, pipes and pumps. Key deployments include the Natural History Museum, Terminal 5 Heathrow and the energy centre for King’s Cross Central.

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Workshare

Workshare provides secure enterprise file sharing and collaboration applications for the legal and professional service sectors, making it easier for people to work together securely. More than 2 million professionals in 70 countries use Workshare’s award-winning desktop, mobile, tablet, and online applications and over 62% of Fortune 1000 companies trust Workshare to securely collaborate on high-value content across geographically dispersed, increasingly mobile teams.

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Zuto

Zuto is the number one online car finance specialist helping UK car buyers take charge of their finance. The Manchester based company has exhibited consistently high growth and has over 350 employees. Zuto works with a large panel of lenders to offer customers a wide choice of car finance packages via its intuitive technology platform and has an exclusive partnership with Auto Trader.