What we invest in

Test tubes

Tate & Lyle Ventures invests in technology-based businesses in the areas of food sciences and technologies. We aim to invest £1-2M as a first commitment to a company anticipating a similar amount in follow on investment. We will consider smaller investments and seed deals when we believe that the business is on a very steep growth curve leading to greater capital requirements in the near future.

We are hands-on investors aiming to support the management teams we back with experience, strategy and networks. We prefer to work as lead investors but may also work as syndicate members alongside other investors – including business angels, venture capital funds and corporate investors.

Our main focus is in Europe and North America although Fund II is able to invest in businesses based across the world.