Ventures

The Future is Deep Tech

Backing Game Changers

Technology is integral to our lives in a way that would have been inconceivable even a few decades ago. Breakthrough drugs save lives, novel materials change how we build, AI reimagines what is possible. Every day, new scientific discoveries are being made that have the potential to radically improve and enhance both our lives and the world we live in. 

But discoveries in a lab don’t change the world. To realise their potential, they must first be transformed into real-world products and services which takes time, determination, and the right support. 

Science Creates Ventures was founded to back exceptional teams building game changing UK-based deep tech companies with investment and qualified mentorship. We get excited by truly standout technology that has the potential to disrupt existing industries or create entirely new ones, and we love investing at the early stages of a company’s journey.

We’re a team of serial entrepreneurs, investors and scientists who have unique insight into the challenges facing young deep tech companies. We bring a hands-on, tailored approach to supporting and mentoring our portfolio companies, focusing on setting them on the best path for growth and success from the outset.

“SCV were absolutely pivotal for our fundraise. They worked with us tirelessly to pull together syndicate partners and get the deal over the line.”

Frédéric Garzoni, Co-Founder of Imophoron.

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“SCV were completely straight with us. They did everything they said they’d do and found solutions when things got stuck. They continue to provide constructive guidance and we highly value having them as investment partners.”

Julian Hildersley, Co-Founder of Forefront RF

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Ventures Team

Dr Harry Destecroix

Managing Partner
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Dr Harry Destecroix

Managing Partner

Harry is the founder of the Science Creates ecosystem and Managing Partner of Science Creates Ventures. He is a scientist, entrepreneur and investor, and the co-founder of Ziylo, the hugely successful University of Bristol spin-out company. Harry is passionate about building great companies and providing the optimum ecosystem to facilitate their growth and development.

Dr Catherine Fletcher

Principal
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Dr Catherine Fletcher

Principal

Catherine is a lead member of the Deal Team, overseeing the investment pipeline and managing the operational aspects of the fund. Catherine’s excellent scientific credentials and wealth of academic experience makes her ideally placed to support and develop early-stage deep tech companies within the portfolio.

Dr Laura Davies

Analyst
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Dr Laura Davies

Analyst

Laura is a member of the Deal Team and works across Science Creates Ventures’ investment pipeline. She is a Biochemist with research experience in academia and biotech. Laura has also worked across grant-funding for scientific research and is passionate about enabling opportunities for the commercialisation of scientific innovations.

Kay Russel Smith

Executive Assistant
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Kay Russel Smith

Executive Assistant

Kay supports the Science Creates team with her meticulous organisation and project and event management skills. She brings over 10 years’ experience within consulting and management firms to the team. Kay is dedicated to maintaining the culture of Science Creates as the ecosystem continues to grow.

Jon Craton

Advisor
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Jon Craton

Advisor

Jon sits on the Science Creates Ventures Advisory Panel and advises the team on investment strategy and company development. A seasoned tech entrepreneur and serial angel investor, Jon founded his first company (Cramer Systems) in 1996 and played a key role in its development and growth, culminating in its acquisition in 2006. Jon has subsequently been a founder or very early investor in a series of highly successful start-ups, playing active NED and mentorship roles.

Emma Tinsley

Advisor
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Emma Tinsley

Advisor

Emma sits on the Science Creates Ventures Advisory Panel and advises the team on investment strategy. As founder and CEO of Weatherden and through previous roles at SV Health Investors, she has extensive experience in biotech company creation, discretionary fund management, and clinical development. Emma’s passion is accelerating the translation of novel science into life-changing medicines for patients.

Peter Nowell

Finance
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Peter Nowell

Finance

Peter provides finance support to Science Creates Ventures. He has experience as an analyst and compliance officer at an FCA-regulated private equity and EM hedge fund manager in Bristol and headed the group’s finance department. Peter has also provided support to a number of early-stage Bristol-based companies.

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Science Creates Ventures (FRN: 933134) is an Appointed Representative of Kin Capital Partners LLP “KCP”, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 656789).

 

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