Barwell PLC is a privately held venture capital fund based in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded in 1993 by the 5th Viscount Gough, Shane Gough. The firm provides seed, early, and later stage funding to companies in the life sciences, software, and oil and gas industries. It has invested extensively in the biopharmaceutical sector.
In 2013, it was reported that Barwell had suffered extensive losses during the European financial downturn. It was stated in official tax documents that the firm lost £1.3 million.