Investor Insights: Everything You Need To Know About Sure Valley Ventures

  • Founded in 2017 by exited software founders Barry Downes and Brian Kinane, Sure Valley Ventures (SVV) is a UK/ Irish venture capital firm investing in B2B Enterprise AI start-ups with global potential
  • Investing in AI since the firm’s inception, SVV has a strong track record of accelerating seed-stage AI companies to Series A and beyond
  • Backed by the British Business Bank and Enterprise Ireland, the VC has offices in London, Cambridge, Manchester, Dublin, Waterford and Cork




Sure Valley Ventures - AI-focused venture capital firm which helps  early-stage software entrepreneurs in the UK and Ireland grow and scale  businesses that will have a global impact


Who are Sure Valley Ventures?


SVV is a seed stage investor that helps visionary founders of disruptive AI software companies to achieve rapid scale up. Its goal is to back product-centric ventures that demonstrate a distinct technological edge in AI and present clear use-cases in B2B scenarios.

SVV’s investment approach is supported by the team’s technical backgrounds with substantial computer science expertise across the team and a highly experienced CTO onboard. Collectively the team has founded multiple companies, incl. FeedHenry, the leading enterprise mobile application platform provider, which was sold to Red Hat / IBM.

SVV launched a £85m UK fund in 2022 with £50m from the British Business Bank, and a €50m Irish fund in 2023 backed by Enterprise Ireland. The team is committed to backing the very best founders across the whole of the UK & Ireland with initial investments of up to £1.5m.


What markets does Sure Valley Ventures invest in?


SVV invests in AI software solutions in the Enterprise, Immersive Tech & Security space across the UK and Ireland.


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Who are some of Sure Valley Ventures’ most well-known investments?


SVV has been investing in AI since 2017 and previously backed GenAI company Artomatix, which sold to Silicon Valley giant Unity Technologies in 2018.

Other well-known investments include Smarttech247, the multi-award-winning managed AI cybersecurity company listed on the London Stock Exchange, GetVisibility, one of the world’s leading AI data governance & security software companies and Cameramatics, a driver-centric cloud platform empowering fleet operators and drivers with AI insights.


Where can you find Sure Valley Ventures?


You can learn more about SVV and how to pitch to them at