Backing ambitious businesses across Reading, Oxford, and the South of England
Reading and the wider Thames Valley region is rated among the top five performing innovation economies in the UK and is home to many of the countries key growth sectors including information and communications technology (ICT), biopharma and biotech, defence and cybernetics, and software.
Since establishing an office here our Reading based investment team have backed a number of high growth businesses across many of these sectors, including leading manufacturer of airborne signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems, Horizon Technologies, big data analytics specialist, Cardinality, and AI e-commerce technology platform, RevLifter.
Businesses we've supported
This investment from Maven is a key milestone for us. Cardinality has developed its big data platform specifically to address the growing dependency that data brings to all business sectors. Having proved our platform’s scalability, artificial intelligence and machine learning technology across a number of leading Tier-1 Mobile Operators in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, this funding will support our growth into other vertical markets.
Steve Preston, CEO at Cardinality
We are delighted to welcome Maven into the RevLifter fold. Knowing we have their belief is an amazing validation of our vision. We will be using the investment to capitalise on our leadership position in this market and continue our rapid expansion into new markets.
Simon Bird, CEO at RevLifter
Nano has achieved impressive growth to date in the challenging and fragmented European marketplace, through an innovative and successful intent targeting platform, and is already working with a number of leading international brands. We look forward to working with the team in expanding the Nano platform.
Luke Matthews, Investment Director at Maven
Having the financial support and domain expertise of Maven will help us execute our vision of launching Horizon’s application-ready technology into space more rapidly and broadly. With the benefit of experience, perspective, and relationships of this leading tech investor, we can demonstrate the capabilities of an ultra-reliable MDA service. The market sector is just scratching the surface in terms of applications for space-based geospatial data and is poised for rapid growth. We are already engaged in discussion with potential users of these new services within the media, shipping, finance, and defence industries.
John Beckner, CEO at Horizon Technologies
Our Reading investment team