Work in progress. Please let us know about other avenues of investment, funders etc.

Public money

Welsh Government funding overview – PDF guide

Capital Cardiff – Startup Grant – Max £5,000 match funding.

Google doc of lots of funding opportunities – (Thanks to Marc Thomas).

Finance Wales – Finance Wales has a number of funding packages, with a mix of loans, equity financing etc etc.

Digital Development Fund – To help digital/creative business develop new technology.

Welsh Government Repayable Finance – Funding for growth capital for businesses.

Jobs Growth Wales – Support for paying staff

Go Wales – Funding to recruit students and graduates.

Welsh Assembly list of funding (PDF) – features lots of regional grants

UK Government finance & business support finder

Funding Central – a guide to over 4,000 contracts, grants and loans.

Private money / equity

Mackintosh Capital – Angel investment (£100k – £1m)

Indycube Ventures – Angel investment, support & advice

Xenos – Angel investment network

WestBridge Capital – Venture Capital fund (£1m – £8m)

Thin Cats – Loans negotiated with individuals. “Business loans without banks”.

Bank To The Future – Network of investors, entrepreneurs etc.

European investors – Crowdsourced spreadsheet of investors


Advice on raising investment

Raising startup funding – 7 things you need to be prepared

How to cold-email an investor

Investor email templates


General funding advice

Great Business – support for growth and export


Awards & Competitions

Queens Award For Enterprise

Technology Strategy Board competitions

Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas award

Santander University Entrepreneurship Competition