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FORESIGHT TECHNOLOGY FUND

The Foresight Williams Technology EIS and VCT funds are a collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group, helping to grow innovative small and medium-sized UK technology businesses. The collaboration is based on this joint vision, with each company bringing knowledge from their respective fields of expertise.

Harnessing Foresight’s 35-year track record of fund raising and investing, and Williams Advanced Engineering’s technology development and commercialisation experience, the funds invest in pre- or post-revenue businesses with high growth potential and defensible technologies between TRL 4 and TRL 8 (Technology Readiness Level), and which may benefit from Williams’ technical, commercial and promotional support.

For more information, visit: http://foresightwilliams.co.uk/ or contact the Technology Ventures team here.

Our Portfolio

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

In October 2019 the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested into Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) as part of a £4.2 million investment round led by DSM Venturing. Sheffield-based AMT was founded in 2017 by CEO Joseph ... Read more

CODEPLAY
CODEPLAY

Codeplay is working on artificial intelligence applications in the automotive sector, looking specifically at Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and self-driving cars. Traditionally, Codeplay’s expertise has been within gaming and mobile phones, Read more

FLUSSO
FLUSSO

Flusso is a semiconductor company spun out of the University of Cambridge aiming to disrupt the £6.3bn gas and liquid flow monitoring market Flusso’s sensor miniaturisation technology improves the effectiveness of products across the ... Read more

FREEFLOW TECHNOLOGIES
FREEFLOW TECHNOLOGIES

In October 2018 the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested £1.7 million into FreeFlow Technologies Limited (FreeFlow). FreeFlow is developing a patented technology for an e-bike system that promises to be lightweight and compact, ... Read more

GEOSPATIAL INSIGHT
GEOSPATIAL INSIGHT

Geospatial Insight is a leading provider of satellite imagery analysis for the insurance, investment and corporate sectors. Working with video, positioning and commercial data, the team can provide actionable business intelligence tailored ... Read more

INOVO ROBOTICS
INOVO ROBOTICS

Inovo Robotics is developing a low-cost collaborative robot (“cobot”) that can integrate into existing workforce processes. Inovo’s modular design means the cobot can be easily adapted to varying customer requirements. The Foresight Williams ... Read more

INSPHERE
INSPHERE

The Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund announced in August 2019 that it had invested £1.5 million into Industry 4.0 metrology experts INSPHERE Ltd. The company's pioneering metrology systems enhance the accuracy of automated production ... Read more

LIVING OPTICS
LIVING OPTICS

Living Optics was founded in late 2019 and is a spin out of the University of Oxford. Living Optics has developed a fast, low cost and compact camera system based on breakthroughs in hardware design and software processing. This could ... Read more

MASTERS OF PIE
MASTERS OF PIE

In January 2020, the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested £1.5 million into Masters of Pie, a collaboration and VR/AR software company. Masters of Pie was founded by Karl Maddix, CEO, and Matt Ratcliffe, Chief Product Officer, with Read more

MIRICO
MIRICO

Mirico has developed unique spectrometer products for highly precise gas analysis, used throughout the oil and gas value chain and in monitoring low level contaminants in industrial processes. Called Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy, the ... Read more

MIXERGY
MIXERGY

In December 2019, the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested £1.6 million into Oxford University spin-out Mixergy Limited. Mixergy was founded in 2014 by Peter Armstrong, CEO, and Ren Kang, Head of R&D, following the completion ... Read more

NOVOSOUND
NOVOSOUND

In December 2019, the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested 1.5 million as part of a £3.3 million round into award-winning novel thin film ultrasound technology company Novosound Ltd. Novosound was established in 2018 by Dave ... Read more

OPEN BIONICS
OPEN BIONICS

In January 2019 the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested £1.5 million into Open Bionics Limited . This is the Fund's ninth investment. Open Bionics is building and developing the next generation of bionic limbs and the investment ... Read more

OXFORD SPACE SYSTEMS
OXFORD SPACE SYSTEMS

Oxford Space Systems, or OSS, is a space technology business, pioneering the development of deployable antennae and boom arms for nanosatellites. These small, less complex satellites are low-cost and lightweight but must deliver consistently ... Read more

REFEYN
REFEYN

Refeyn, a University of Oxford Chemistry Department spin out company, received a £1 million equity investment from the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund in March 2019 as part of a £2.55m round. Refeyn has created a new technology ... Read more

ROVCO
ROVCO

In January 2020, the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested £2.0 million into disruptive subsea surveying company Rovco Ltd. Rovco was established in 2015, and is changing the way underwater surveying is performed, pushing the ... Read more

SALVALCO
SALVALCO

Salford Valve Company, or Salvalco, is looking to lessen the environmental impact of aerosols by replacing traditional hydrocarbon propellants with inert gases or fresh air. The innovation lies within a family of Eco-Valves that will work across Read more

SYNAPTEC
SYNAPTEC

In May 2019 the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invested £2 million (as part of a £2.9 million growth round) into the disruptive technology business Synaptec Ltd. Synaptec was founded in 2015 as a spinout from the University of ... Read more

UTONOMY
UTONOMY

Utonomy aims to solve the issue of gas leakage from distribution networks across the globe, resulting in the equivalent of 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 per annum being released into the atmosphere. Gas networks are traditionally set to run at a ... Read more