Ascension Ventures win Silicon Canal Award

Ascension Ventures were proud to be announced winners at the Silicon Canal Awards 2016, in the “Best Angel or Seed Investor” category.

The award recognises Ascension’s continued commitment to supporting tech startups in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.

The inaugural Technology Awards were held on Wednesday 2nd November at Boxxed, Faraday Wharf, Birmingham.

The awards showcased success stories emerging from the Birmingham tech and digital media ecosystem. Across nine categories, Silicon Canal celebrated a diverse range of technology companies, from early stage startups to established entrepreneurs.

Jean de Fougerolles, Ascension Ventures CEO said

“I’m delighted that Ascension has won the Best Angel or Seed Investor award. Birmingham is a great breeding ground for commercial and technical talent.

We have been hugely proud of the way the city has come on since then and would recommend any early-stage investor to take note of the companies popping up every week.

We will continue to use Birmingham as one of our key sources of deal-flow, across all of the funds we manage”.

Ascension have only been investing Birmingham City Council’s early stage Creative Fund for the past two years, but have been a keen supporter of the ecosystem since 2012.

To date, Ascension have invested in over twenty early stage businesses based in and around Birmingham. Their latest deals include a bespoke Vintage Motorcycle brand, Mutt Motorcylces, and Natural HR, a cloud based HR management software company.

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