An Early-Stage Venture Capital Fund

Building and Growing Technology Companies

Stemming From The UK’s Research Base


The Rainbow Seed Fund is backed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Fund’s partners are 9 publicly funded research bodies, including STFC, BBSRC, NERC and Dstl. The Fund is independently managed by venture capital specialist Midven.

We help build companies from great science developed in laboratories, science and technology campuses and synthetic biology.

We hold investments in some of the UK’s most innovative companies, in areas as diverse as novel antibiotics, research into Alzheimer’s disease, “green” chemicals and airport security.



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News story: Maritime research framework requirements

Update following maritime science and technology research industry day.

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News story: CDE Innovation Network event: 30 June 2016, Birmingham

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is holding a networking event for science and...

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Contego Selected For The FinTech50 2016

Contego, a UK software company providing cloud-based identity verification and fraud solutions, has been...

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Strategic Plans For Synthetic Biology In The UK

The Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP has launched the UK Synthetic Biology...

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