Our story

Your partner for growth

We back the best high growth technology businesses across the UK and beyond. We have one of the longest and strongest venture capital track records in Europe having invested in over 150 companies over the last 20 years.

Our experience brings realism about the opportunities and challenges facing high growth companies.  You will find our team to be positive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional and down to earth.  That’s why companies like working with us.

With $1 billion of funds under management we can offer a tailored approach to investment with flexible deal terms including primary, secondary and buyout capital. We make investments of up to £25 million but can invest more in partnership with other investors, including the investors in our own funds.  We invest across a whole range of sectors, but have a particular interest in enterprise software, consumer internet and tech-enabled service businesses.

Our strategic input, networks and experience have been proven to improve business growth and increase shareholder value. Global travel search business Skyscanner is one of three SEP investments to have secured an exit of over $1 billion in recent years and our current portfolio contains some of Europe’s most exciting and innovative companies.

We can help you achieve your plans

  • 20yr track record

  • 150 investments

  • 6x VC firm of the year

  • 120 exits

  • 45 team members

  • 30 high growth portfolio companies

  • 3 offices across the UK

  • $1billion under management

Our leading eyewear brands, excellent customer service and multi-channel model have established Mister Spex as the primary online retailer in the German eyewear market. With SEP’s experience of building global high growth on-line businesses, and their long term and supportive approach to investment, we are replicating that model across Europe.

Dirk Graber, CEO Mister Spex