Backing entrepreneurial businesses across Merseyside and North West England
In 2022 Maven expanded its extensive UK-wide office network by moving into a location at Avenue HQ St Paul’s Square, situated in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling business and commercial district.
The region is renowned for being home to a thriving digital and creative sector, with Liverpool the second fastest growing city in the UK in terms of digital technology. Other notable sectors include Health & Life Sciences which employs over 6,000 people, and advanced manufacturing that supports nearly 50,000 staff in 3,000 companies and directly contributes £3.2 billion to the UK economy.
Maven has invested in a number of ambitious businesses across several of the regions key growth industries, including the life sciences, digital and technology sectors. Investments include SaaS recruiting platform Red WigWam, and International chemical technology business, Liverpool ChiroChem.
Successful investments across Liverpool and the North West
2019 saw a record number of newly approved drugs hit the market. I’m delighted that LCC’s long-term strategic investors are allowing us to ramp up the production and distribution of our novel chemical components that will enable our clients to unlock new chemical space for further discovery of novel drugs and development of treatments in multiple therapeutic indications, particularly oncology and the central nervous system. We have a world-class team in the UK and China that are working extremely well together, it’s a joy to witness.
Paul Colben, Co-Founder and CEO for Liverpool ChiroChem
We believe retailers increasingly need advanced data insight to maintain competitiveness and profit. Our unique purchase intent data will allow them to do just that. We are excited to be partnering with Maven on our journey as they truly understand the data revolution underway.
Richard Blanchard, CEO of Margin Guardian
We are really pleased that Maven has chosen to invest in our business, and are confident that this will help us achieve our aspirations. We were keen to find a partner with similar drive and ambition, and have been very impressed by the Maven team, which has a vast amount of experience and an excellent track record in adding value to successful businesses.
Andy Peters-Smith, CEO of VCG
“Since Maven’s investment, Healthpoint has established its reputation as a leading provider of tertiary branded products into UK retailers. It has been great to work with Amanda and her team over the last 5 years, who have delivered on their objective of expanding Healthpoint’s customer base and product range. We look forward to seeing them continue that growth under new ownership.”
Ryan Bevington, Partner at Maven
MirrorWeb is entering a very exciting stage in terms of growth and ambition. Over the past two years, we’ve made huge leaps in our mission to be one of the leaders in web-based archiving and this funding milestone is central in supporting the next phase of our journey. This investment secures the next stage of our evolution and the team is truly proud of what we’ve achieved and where our vision will take us.
David Clee, CEO at MirrorWeb
It has been great to find an investor in our home city of Manchester which shares our vision and we are looking forward to working with Maven to take our business to the next stage.
Adam Ward, CEO of Airtime Rewards
Our Liverpool investment team
Karen de Meza