Explore our portfolio of design-led companies covering a wide range of sectors, from agri-tech, med-tech, clean-tech, and construction, to fashion, interiors and more.
The purpose of AngelClubRCA is to promote and encourage commercial enterprise in the UK by connecting the most promising S/EIS early-stage RCA start-ups and spinouts with investor members.
AngelClubRCA invites applications for membership to its business angel network, RCA Angel Investor Club Limited (operating as AngelClubRCA). To apply please email us at [email protected]
InnovationRCA Fund 1
InnovationRCA Fund 1 is a SEIS/EIS Fund set up to invest in early stage Royal College of Art companies. The fund is managed by Venrex Investment Management LLP, a venture capital fund manager based in London and regulated by the FCA.
Venrex invests in early stage businesses with strong growth potential and has backed NotOnTheHighStreet.com, Charlotte Tilbury, Orlebar Brown, Revolut, Just-Eat, Seedcamp and many more. It has made over 90 investments since 2002.
The amount invested by the Venrex fund is flexible and depends on the stage of the business. The typical range is £40,000 – £250,000. The Fund typically looks to invest in companies that range from “pre-seed” to “seed / late seed” stage.
To apply for funding, please submit an Expression of Interest form and the InnovationRCA team will be in touch. Applications are reviewed by the InnovationRCA team before being passed on to Venrex, who manages the Fund.
“We launched InnovationRCA Fund I because we believe the RCA is a window to some of the most talented designers, creators and innovators in the world, and we see a great opportunity to support them in their entrepreneurial ventures by providing them with access to seed capital. We are actively looking to extend the reach of our RCA-focused fund so please do spread the word!”Venrex