45. Pentech Ventures

  • Pentech is a Venture Capital Investor with a focus on seed and early stage funding for software companies
  • Pentech are based in Scotland but operate UK-wide with offices in London and Edinburgh.
  • The firm seeks to invest in the fintech, big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, social media, mobile, blockchain, security, SaaS, enterprise, infrastructure, healthcare, and telecom software sectors.




About Pentech Ventures


Pentech is one of the leading UK venture funds, investing in the best start-up software companies. Pentech help founders develop their start-up into a globally successful organisation and have done this multiple times, partnering with leading VCs, corporations and investment banks along the way.

Pentech consider any opportunity capable of becoming a market leader but are most comfortable being the first venture investor, supporting founders through the early stages of proving product-market fit. The initial investment is likely to be £500K to £2M, with up to £10M invested over the lifetime of the investment. Pentech prefer to invest in founders who are ambitious to build a global company, have the passion and ability to attract the best team and who are focused on data and understand the key drivers in proving and building their business.

Pentech were the first investor in FanDuel, who created the US daily fantasy sports market. They were the first investor in Nutmeg, Europe’s leading digital wealth management platform. Pentech were also the first investors in Maxymiser (sold to Oracle) and the first investors in Acunu and Semetric (both sold to Apple).

Pentech Investments


Pentech Ventures has made a total of 68 investments since its foundation in 2001. Their most recent investment was on May 17, 2021, when Causaly, a firm that is teaching computers to read all knowledge in Biomedicine, raised $17M in a Series A funding round.

Pentech Ventures has made a total of 7 diversity investments. Their most recent diversity investment was on July 13, 2015, when FanDuel, a company that offers fantasy sports with daily games for real money, raised $275M in a Series E funding round.

Pentech Ventures has had 14 exits. Pentech Ventures’s most notable exits include FanDuel, Maxymiser, and Semetric.

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