We’re a leader in the gender-smart investing space.

We help get investment for female founders and fuel the UK economy.


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Lifted Ventures exists to increase the flow of early stage capital to female founders, and to promote the business benefits of backing women.

Women led business when venture-backed, generate 12% higher revenue than startups run by men.
Kauffman Foundation
Businesses founded by women deliver higher revenue – more than 2 times as much per dollar invested.
Mass Challenge and BCG
The number of exits for women-owned, led or managed businesses continued to trend upwards over 2022 at +16.3% vs the wider market at -15.2%.
JP Morgan
Female founders are more likely to exit 12% vs 9% male founders*
British Business Bank
Female founders exit faster. 7.2 years vs 8.1 years*
British Business Bank

What we do

How we increase the flow of capital to female founders


Lifted Ventures are building two angel networks, one a women’s syndicate, alongside a mixed gender network.


Lifted Ventures have a significant network of senior women in VCs who are working together to improve outcomes for women seeking investment.


We work with public and private sector partners to build sustainable, diverse angel networks and investment readiness programmes.


Working with expert partners we are developing a set of blueprints to support intersectional female founders land funding.


We understand that women led business and women angels need tailored pathways to ensure that they are succesful. We offer tried and tested Investment Readiness Support and Angel Education programmes.

Our partners

British Business Bank