Ascension Ventures Limited is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in digital media and technology companies that is headquartered in London, England and was founded in 2012 by Jean Fourgerolles and Kieran Hill.
The firm launched the United Kingdom's first SEIS fund for backing technology entrepreneurs, and has over £20m under management. Their Ascend SEIS offers investors income tax release of up to 50% of the amount invested, 50% on capital gains, tax free capital gains, loss relief, and inheritance tax relief.
The Centaur EIS fund offered by Ascension Ventures Limited invests in post seed and pre-series A companies looking to raise between £500,000-£1.2 million. The fund offers investors income tax relief up to 30% of the amount invested, 100% capital gains tax deferral, tax free capital gains, loss relief, and inheritance tax relief.
The firm focuses on making investments in seed and series A stage companies operating in industries such as online video & content, Advertising and publishing technology, education technology, e-commerce, financial technology, applied artificial intelligence, and social impact.
Ascension Ventures Limited has made 84 investments, 27 lead investments, and 2 exits. Notable investments made by the firm include: Albert, ChilliConnect, SteadyPay, Youtility, Minibems, Scribeless, Vinehealth, SupplyCompass, Monolith AI, Checkpoint, and WeAreDigital.
Jean de Fougerolles