No – although we are part of the University of Warwick Science Park we receive enquiries from companies around the UK and sometimes beyond. We have no specific sectors nor stages of maturity that we concentrate on. See the range of companies we have already invested into …
No, unless that is one of the conditions imposed by the investors.
Ultimately your success depends on the strength of your proposal. We will only accept your company as a Minerva client if we believe there is a realistic probability of success.
Our charges are simple to understand and our level of service and structure is geared to ensure you get the best chance possible of raising the capital you require.
Whether you borrow from the bank or take on external investors, they all expect to have a say in what you do with their money.
No. For businesses to grow and be sustainable they need competitive advantages and other commercial strengths, and that is what investors look for.
Typically it takes 3-6 months to go through the investment process.
There are two main categories: Equity and Debt. Equity investments are made in exchange for part-ownership or ‘equity’ in the recipient company. Debt investments are what we normally think of as a loan. An Investor may offer either or a combination of both types.