Private Equity




2 minutes


Shining a light on ambitious entrepreneurs

Even in 2021, the investment landscape for ambitious entrepreneurs remains complex. In the UK, all-female founder teams receive less than 1p in every £1 of funding and mixed-gender teams, less than 10p[1].

Sometimes, to be inspired to drive change it’s important to listen. There are some fantastic female-led businesses within our private equity portfolio, and some inspiring stories. To celebrate this, our short video shines a light on some of the female founders, co-founders, and board members we work with.

They share an insight into their experience as entrepreneurs and their industry advice; championing what we can do, as individuals and teams, to challenge.

Of the 1,400 opportunities that our Private Equity team reviews every year, fewer than 5% are founded or led by women. Despite this, currently 17% of our portfolio are female led. We are proud to support ambitious SMEs and believe that all entrepreneurs should have access to the tools and the resources to scale-up their business.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help support you to achieve your business ambitions, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on 020 3367 8100 or email


[1] British Business Bank UK VC & Female Founders

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