Investing in technology

The Viking Fund is a Yorkshire-wide, co-investment venture capital fund, specialising in providing finance for early-stage technology companies. The £5 million fund was set up with UK government capital, under the DBERR/Small Business Service’s Early Growth Fund. It provides early-stage risk capital to match - on the same terms - that invested by business angels or other private sector investors.

In three years of trading, Viking Fund has received more than 315 applications for funding and made more than 48 investments in 23 companies, totalling £3.4 million plus an additional £4.6 million in match funding. Read about the companies we support in our Portfolio.

 

Viking Loan Fund

The Viking Loan Fund is part of a £5.0m package of measures announced by Yorkshire Forward in February 2009 to provide the region's businesses with working capital during the recession.

It will be lending a total of £1.0m in the form of unsecured loans alongside business angels investing their capital, management experience and expertise in existing companies in Yorkshire and Humber.

  • From £25,000 to £75,000
  • Unsecured loans
  • Co-financed with funds from Business Angels, whether equity or loan
  • Fixed interest and repayment package

Applicants will need to satisfy a number of conditions in order to be considered.
For further information and the full eligibility criteria please visit the Viking Loan Fund Website.

Latest News

£250k co-investment secures drug therapy development
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An early stage company developing a novel approach to drug delivery to help patients suffering from a range of hormone conditions has secured more than £250,000 co-investment from Finance Wales plc, Fusion IP plc and the Viking Fund.
Viking invests to reduce the need for animal testing
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The Viking Fund and a group of mainly Yorkshire-based Business Angels have invested £250,000 in one of the regionís most exciting new biotechnology companies, Kirkstall Limited.

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Viking Club

The Viking Club is an exclusive investment club for individuals with an interest in financing early-stage technology companies. Visit our website for information on membership and benefits.

Contact

To find out more about the Viking Fund and investment opportunities, contact us.