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We typically invest between £1m to £3m in disruptive pre- and post-revenue hardware and industrial software businesses with technologies. We look for companies with a strong and ambitious management team and at least a £100m total addressable market (TAM).

Companies partnering with us benefit from two award-winning teams, each with decades of hands-on experience in their fields.

The hard-tech commercial experience of Foresight’s investment team, combined with the depth of engineering expertise and access to facilities and WAE networks ensures that the value for portfolio companies extends well beyond the capital that is provided.

How our partnership will bring value to your business:

Award-Winning Management Team.

Award-Winning Management Team

Foresight has been investing in companies across the UK for more than 35 years. Click here to learn more about our award-winning team.

Engineering Knowhow.

Engineering Knowhow

The team of 300+ specialist engineers at WAE draw on learnings that can be applied from more than 40 years of motor racing including lightweighting, electrification, advanced materials, aerodynamics and aerospace. The team work on projects solving complex engineering challenges for some of the world’s leading companies, including those in the healthcare, defence, aerospace and manufacturing sectors.

Value-Add.

Value-Add

We have the industry contacts (Foresight in commercialisation and WAE in technology), the skills and the experience to support management teams and can open doors both around the UK and internationally. WAE is located in a world-class engineering, research & development and technology campus.

Environmental, Social and Governance.

Environmental, Social and Governance

This is core to our investment approach and we encourage our investee companies to adopt best practice. More information can be found here.

We look for:  

  • Early-stage companies where WAE’s technology, engineering, commercial or promotional added value support may offer a distinct advantage
  • Innovative technology; we seek businesses that have developed market-leading and/or innovative technologies that have clear commercial advantage to the end customer
  • A road map to commercialisation: We seek companies which have a clear map to commercialisation, in less than 24 months from the point of initial investment
  • We ask that companies have a global addressable market size of £100 million per year
  • We target businesses who have the potential to deliver x10 multiples at exit; high risk, high growth potential
  • We work with and build experienced teams with a track record of success in the sectors and markets in which they operate


Post investment

Our input doesn’t stop at investment. Our investee companies have access to a partnerships manager who works with WAE and the company to facilitate projects, testing, R&D and consultancy. The team at Foresight will play an active role in the leadership of the business, guiding companies on their route to commercialisation.

Contact us about funding

If you would like to discuss this funding opportunity, please fill out and submit our contact form.

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